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Shetland Islands © #1 Noss Boat - Shetland Seabird Tours Ltd.

The #1 Noss Boat: EARLY BIRD PHOTOGRAPHY CRUISES with Shetland Seabird Tours

From £45 per adult

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April — October

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The ultimate Shetland Wildlife Boat experience with TripAdvisors #1 Noss Boat Tour & Shetland's only naturalist led boat tour company. EARLY BIRD PHOTOGRAPHY CRUISE AROUND NOSS & BRESSAY: 05.30am Victoria Pier, Lerwick. 2.5 hours. £45/£25

The first of it's kind in Shetland, in 2016 we started offering special boat trips for those 'early risers', with our "Early Bird" sunrise cruises for that much sort after early morning light at the back of Noss! Come capture those golden hours with the best light for photography at this location. Just wonderful to see the birds & cliffs bathed in early warm Shetland light. We'll have you back in Lerwick with great memories & a camera full of pics before breakfast & before most of the town has stirred into life!

Early Bird Noss Sunrise Photography Cruises - include incredible Gannet diving feeding frenzy (the only boat tour that offers this!) unrivalled spectacle & photographic opportunities around the towering Noss weathered sandstone cliffs & attractive Bressay backdrop. See the mesmerising sight of over 25,000 Northern Gannets and numerous other seabirds including Atlantic Puffin, Common Guillemot, Razorbill and Great Skua to name but a few. We offer very close seal encounters, beautiful scenic views & geology and are always on the look out for whales and otters too! What better boat to experience Orca magic!

Our very comfortable boat was actually designed for wildlife watching and comfort with individual forward-facing upholstered seats with backs, partial canopy cover if needed, room to sit, stand, photograph & enjoy. Large open decking area. NEW underwater viewing technology so you can experience the spectacle below as well as above the water. Toilet available. Identification guides and quality Opticron binoculars available as standard. 12 passengers max per trip. Highly experienced professional crew - watching, photographing and sharing bird and wildlife experiences is our life not just our job!

You will find parking available at Victoria Pier Car Park right next to the slipway we depart from. Any questions, please just call Phil and Rebecca on: 07767872260, email us or visit our website.

We look forward to giving you a Shetland wildlife experience to cherish!

Contact details

Shetland Seabird Tours Ltd.
Small Boat Harbour
Victoria Pier

Key facilities

Parking Parking
Lerwick Mainland, Shetland Shetland
Small Group (1-16)
Family Film and TV Geology Outdoor Activities Photography Wildlife

Tour prices


  • £45 Per Adult
  • £25 Per child
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Prices are subject to change depending on season


Tour company information

Shetland Seabird Tours Ltd.

The ultimate Shetland Wildlife Boat experience with TripAdvisor's #1 Noss Boat & Shetland's only naturalist led boat tour company. Daily cruises include incredible diving Gannet feeding frenzy, unrivalled spectacle & photographic opportunities with the breathtaking Noss cliffs & Bressay backdrop. Thousands of seabirds, seal encounters, beautiful scenic views & geology. Underwater Viewing. We look for whales too! Very comfortable boat with large open deck, quality upholstered seats with backs, room to sit, stand, photograph & enjoy. Highly experienced crew. Toilet. 12 passengers max.

Opening times

Daily Tour Departures: 9.45am & 12.45pm. Season: April-Oct. Cruise Ship days have extra afternoon departures at 3.45pm (see online booking calendar). Early Bird Sunrise Tours: 5.30am, Mon, Wed & Sat.

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