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Shetland Seabird Tours

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“gannet colony”(7 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 11 October 2018

Travelled to Shetland in August 2018 and treated myself to Shetland Seabird Tours boat trip to see the gannet colony. It was a very well skippered and guided by Phil who pointed out the wildlife and went out of his way to make it a...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Jayjaystaffordshire
Reviewed 28 September 2018

We booked for the trip on 7 September. Unfortunately we were contacted a couple of days in advance to say the boat trip was unlikely to take place due to weather and sea conditions. Phil offered an alternative of a mini-bus tour of the island...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank chrisr0wley
Reviewed 17 September 2018

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.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank philip d
Rebecca N, Owner at Shetland Seabird Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 18 September 2018

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 16 September 2018 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

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank jollyholiday72
Reviewed 11 September 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Rhodri T
Reviewed 9 September 2018 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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank KateMJ
Reviewed 4 September 2018 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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank PatrikB719
Reviewed 4 September 2018

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

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Tessa O
Reviewed 29 August 2018

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

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank CiscoPinto
Reviewed 27 August 2018 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

Date of experience: August 2018
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24 July 2018|
Response from rebeccan927 | 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 rebeccan927 | 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 rebeccan927 | 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