Northern Gannet at Noss
Noss NNR © The Noss Boat/R.Nason

PRIVATE CHARTERS with THE No.1 NOSS BOAT

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We offer private charters for all your marine-based needs, be it for bird surveys, sightseeing, photography above & underwater & personal celebration tours. Please get in touch with us to discuss your requirements. Call Phil on +44 (0)7767872260

THE NOSS BOAT - PRIVATE CHARTERS:

WE ARE THE PERFECT BOAT FOR NAVIGATING SHETLAND WATERS WITH THE MOST EXPERIENCED CREW ONBOARD.

THE NOSS BOAT TEAM INCLUDES PROFESSIONAL ORNITHOLOGIST, NATURALIST & HIGHLY EXPERIENCED SKIPPER.

CHARTERED ANNUALLY FOR SHETLAND WINTER BIRD SURVEYS.

PROFESSIONAL WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHER, OM SYSTEM AMBASSADOR & RENOWNED PHOTO COMPETITION JUDGE.

AS USED BY BBC SPRINGWATCH & NAT GEO TV.

FUN, ENGAGING & KNOWLEDGEABLE TEAM - LOCAL FAMILY BUSINESS.

AVAILABLE FOR 1/2 day & FULL DAY TRIPS.

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The ultimate Shetland wildlife boat experience with Shetland’s only naturalist led boat tour company. Come & join us for a real 'gannets eye view' & see why we are the boat of choice for all major film crews, groups, photographers & families.

• The Noss Boat wildlife tour will include an incredible gannet diving feeding frenzy, our speciality, as used by photographers and film crews from all over the world. The photographic opportunities are second to none.

• You’ll see one of Europe’s finest wildlife spectacles, the sight of over 25,000 northern gannets lining the towering sandstone cliffs of Noss & swirling around the skies above us. 

WINNERS: SCOTLANDS BEST WILDLIFE & PHOTOGRAPHY BOAT TOUR COMPANY - Scottish Enterprise Awards 2021

VOTED: 1 of TOP 10 BOAT TOURS IN THE UK - The Guardian 2021.

• You will be guided by highly experienced skipper & naturalist Phil Harris, with live commentary given throughout your tour. Phil loves nothing more than to be quizzed on his ornithological knowledge, so don’t hold back with any questions.

• You will travel through some of the richest marine environments on Shetland, around Noss National Nature Reserve & Bressay, surrounded by thousands of seabirds, from atlantic puffin, razorbill and common guillemot, to black guillemot, great skua, kittiwake & shag. 

• You’ll encounter Grey Seals, who have been following fishing boats through Lerwick harbour for decades, as well as pass some of Shetland’s iconic landmarks & striking geology. 

• We are always on the lookout for whales too. With increasing sightings of Orca in Shetland waters, we hope to be able to shout ‘whale!’ during your Noss boat tour. Certainly if they are in the area, you could be on no better boat. 

• Our boat is a fabulous 11.5 metre Redbay twin engine boat, designed & built for wildlife watching at sea & perfect for Shetland waters. Uniquely on Shetland, our boat has 12 fabulously comfortable upholstered seats with backrests for all passengers as well as a large decking area for panoramic viewing & photography. 

• There is a TOILET onboard for peace of mind whilst out on the sea & we provide Opticron binoculars & identification charts for all during the tour. 

• Young children are given free SST eco-seabird activity packs upon arrival & we have a range of clothing & merchandise available for purchase onboard & online.

• We have teamed up with The Peerie Shop Cafe, Lerwick to offer all our passengers a discount card for 10% off a hot drink or mug of soup post tour!

We look forward to welcoming you aboard. Come & see why we offer the best boat, the best wildlife experience, the best guides & of course, the best value for money. To avoid disappointment during our busiest times, please do book in advance either via our website booking system, email, phone or through the Lerwick Tourist Office. You will find parking available at Victoria Pier Car Park right next to the slipway we depart from & just opposite Lerwick Tourist Office.

Contact details

Shetland Seabird Tours
Phil Harris & Rebecca Nason
Victoria Pier
Lerwick
Shetland
UK
ZE1 0EL

Key facilities

Parking Parking
Pets Welcome Pets Welcome
Accessible Parking and Dropoff Disabled Parking
Starting
Lerwick
Length
½
Day
Transport
Boat
Type
Bespoke Private Small Group (1-16)
Languages
English
Themes
Adventure Film and TV Geology Photography Wildlife

Tour company information

Shetland Seabird Tours

The ultimate wildlife boat experience with the longest running Noss Boat. Join us for a real 'gannets eye view' at one of Europe's finest wildlife spectacles around Noss cliffs with awesome photographic opportunities throughout. Voted 1 of UK's TOP 10 Boat Tours by The Guardian & Shetland's only naturalist led, carbon neutral tour company. Comfortable, safe boat, upholstered seats with backrests for all, large decking area, toilet. 25,000 gannets, diving feeding frenzy, many seabirds inc; guillemots, razorbills, puffins & skuas. Increasing whale sightings with your pro, expert skipper & guide.

Opening times

Open 24/7.
Daily Scheduled Boat Tours: 9.45am & 12.45pm.
Some Cruise Ship Days: Extra Tours at 3.45pm
'Early Bird' Tours: 5.30am Mon, Wed, & Sat.
Private Photo & Film Tours.
April - October

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