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Shetland Seabird Tours

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We had an amazing experience which was greatly enhanced by Phil's knowledge and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
philip d

Loved every minute. A real kid in a sweet shop experience. A small intimate boat where you can... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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“gannet colony”(6 reviews)
“great trip”(6 reviews)
The ultimate Shetland wildlife experience with the Noss Boat. Incredible Gannet feeding frenzy a highlight. Unrivalled spectacle & photographic opportunities with the stunning Noss cliffs backdrop. Highly experienced skipper & guides on Shetland's...more
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
| Victoria Pier slipway, Lerwick ZE1 0EL, Scotland
+44 7767 872260
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had an amazing experience which was greatly enhanced by Phil's knowledge and experience. Watching the gannets dive for fish was fascinating and seeing 'George' the seal close up and 'asking' for more was fun. Thanks very much, a great trip.

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Rebecca N, Owner at Shetland Seabird Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to review Shetland Seabird Tours, we are so pleased you had such a memorable experience with us. Thank you, we hope you enjoyed the rest of your Shetland trip. Best wishes, Rebecca & Phil SST

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved every minute. A real kid in a sweet shop experience. A small intimate boat where you can stand or sit, friendly and informative. A wonderful trip worth every penny. Was enough to feed the gannets see them against the cliffs and feed the seals....More

Thank jollyholiday72
Reviewed 1 week ago

From the safety briefing to the return to harbour Phil is a master of his craft in all senses. Phil's approach is excellent. He ensured that we were aware of the potential risks and how he had reduced these via his safety briefing, equipment and...More

Thank Rhodri T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our Sunday morning tour was fabulous. Phil is an excellent naturalist, knows how to spot birds and marine animals and show them to his passengers. His knowledge of the lives and ways of wildlife makes the trip more than just a snapshot opportunity. The boat...More

Thank KateMJ
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We booked the tour at the local tourist information center. We were a small group. Upon arrival Phil gave us instructions and off we went. The weather couldn't have been any better. Phil named all the local birds, and gave additional information (e.g. that the...More

Thank PatrikB719
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a truly amazing experience with Phil as an excellent guide and commentator. However many wildlife programmes you've watched, they're nothing compared with the experience of seeing and hearing thousands of gannets on the cliffs. We were also lucky enough to see a whale...More

Thank Tessa O
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I believe you don' t need to be an unconditional fan of birds, sealife or wildlife/nature tours to find this experience truly amazing, beacuse that's what it is (of course, if you love these things, like me and my family do, you can get speachless...)....More

Thank CiscoPinto
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was a fantastic tour and would highly recommend to anyone. I found the host great company and he made the tour very interesting. The boat is very comfortable with a viewing platform at back for taking photographs. Thanks again for a brilliant morning even...More

1  Thank mullavoe
Reviewed 12 August 2018

Friendly and knowledgeable skipper. Great commentary as you sail round the islands. All wildlife gets pointed out and there is a good amount of information. A good amount of time is spent looking up at the stunning cliffs of Noss. The skipper also does his...More

1  Thank Junita D
Reviewed 7 August 2018

Having lived on one of the planet's most famous bird islands in the South Atlantic, we looked forward with great anticipation to this trip. We were not disappointed. The spectacular displays left us speechless, the ginormous nesting sites have to be seen to be believed...More

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24 July 2018|
Response from Rebecca N | Property representative |
Hi. Thank you for your question, please email us at the email listed here on Tripadvisor or via our website and we can happily discuss your concerns. Personal comfort and safety is paramount to us and we do not risk these by... More
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1 July 2018|
Response from Rebecca N | Property representative |
Thank you for your message. We are not allowed to post our website unfortunately but if you type in our name into google it should come straight up! It’s our name with com on the end. Many thanks!
30 June 2018|
Response from Rebecca N | Property representative |
Thank you for your message. We do not have our boat tours running tomorrow as the winds and swell are too rough for a comfortable trip. We do have a minibus tour instead offered with Phil as driver and guide which goes south... More