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Seabirds and Seals - Day Tours

Victoria Pier, Lerwick ZE2 9ER, Scotland
44(0)7595 540 224
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Ranked #2 of 17 Attractions in Lerwick
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
Traveler Description: Seabirds and Seals is a boat trip that lasts approximately 3 hours.  The boat, Dunter III leaves from Victoria Pier in the centre of Lerwick, a two... more »
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Dorset, England
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54 reviews 54 reviews
9 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

I am going to be a bit of a dampener on this. When we went, we had pre-booked. But the weather was poor and another company did not attempt the trip. We did not even get to the destination but returned to the harbour. I understand that weather is somewhat unpredictable, and of course there is no guarantee of seeing... More

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Sedgefield, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

High quality marine and seabird tour, with knowledgable skipper and guide. The highlight was a close sighting of a female Minkie whale on the south coast of Bressay. Highly recommended.

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england
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64 reviews 64 reviews
40 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We took the tour in the afternoon as it was fully book in the morning. Just a few distance from the port we already saw seals. The 2 staffs are friendly and helpful, and very knowledgeable about the marine life. And the views and birds are amazing. They even stop for fishing and caught a fish.They also stop for tea... More

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Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

This was one of the highlights of our time in Shetland. We saw seals, porpoises, lots of birds and we were even lucky enough to see some otters! Jonathan and Ian were very friendly and informative and we would definitely recommend this trip.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

I've done the trip with Jonathan several times and I am always amazed at the depth of knowledge he has about the marine life as well as the local history, traditions and people. He and his crew make you feel welcome, comfortable and safe. And the ginger biscuits are to die for. It is a unique experience one gets from... More

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texas
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

local captain takes only 12 people on a tour of Noss. not only do you see many species of birds, but the underwater cameras give you views of the undersea life which is surprisingly rich. good trip to take from a cruise as plenty of time. but you need to book in advance. Captain knows marine biology and birding which... More

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Braunfels, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

When my my wife and I booked the tour we were on the waiting list at first. But we were lucky to get on board. We had a comfortable-sized group, fairly decent weather, and learned a lot about ecology, birds and environmental effects on the seabeds. We would recommend this tour for everyone - including children ( not too young)... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We went on a day that was rainy in Lerwick, but it cleared up as soon as we got out to sea. I was a bit disappointed by the sights in the first half of the trip, but totally awestruck at the tall cliffs with the gannets and other birds. Just an amazing sight! The trip was very well done.... More

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Twin Falls, Idaho
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18 attraction reviews
198 helpful votes 198 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We took this tour as an excursion from our cruise ship the Ocean Princess. There was a shuttle bus that took us into town and dropped us off right across from where you catch the Seabirds & Seals cruise. We did have a time trying to figure out where it was going to be, the pier is not all that... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

We had excellent weather for our trip, and saw lots of seals, an otter and obviously thousands of birds. The crew seemed knowledgeable and happy to answer questions, and the commentary about the various islands and nesting sites etc was interesting. The robot submarine was a highlight, showing us pictures from the sea floor. The only slight downside were that... More

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