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Seabirds and Seals - Day Tours

Address: Victoria Pier, Lerwick ZE2 9ER, Scotland
Phone Number: 44(0)7595 540 224
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Ranked #2 of 9 Activities in Lerwick
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Lerwick
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30 reviews 30 reviews
4 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Jonathan took a group of us on a tour, and explained before leaving that due to the wind direction and strength he would recommend that we did not go too far to the south. This was good advice as we could feel the swell as he guided us round the south-end of Lerwick. The stories and background that he gave... More 

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Glasgow
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9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

We decided to book a Seabirds and Seals trip in advance as we were in Shetland in the busy month of June. We embarked knowing that this is a highly praised operation and were not disappointed; the crew was terrific - good communicators and knowledgable - and the submarine camera with images on a big screen was an excellent way... More 

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Delray Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

My wife and I took a transatlantic cruise with Princess Cruises and one of the ports was Lerwick, Scotland. We had booked the Seabirds and Seals Day Tour in advance, based on the reviews I've read on Tripadvisor. Needless to say, We were very pleasantly surprised. The tour was great. We were lucky enough to catch a really nice day... More 

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Brasov, Romania
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135 reviews 135 reviews
22 attraction reviews
151 helpful votes 151 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

My boyfriend and I were on a very tight schedule (only a few hours on Shetland), so this sea tour was the perfect opportunity to give us a taste of the remote archipelago. I should specify, first of all, that I have never seen seals so close and so friendly or ridden a boat providing underwater footage... and I should... More 

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Prior Lake, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

This excursion was recommended by our hotel staff and it was so fantastic. A ship with two skippers and three hours on the water looking at sea birds, sea life (seals and sea otters) and water life. The skippers were knowledgable and kind providing a coffee/tea break mid sail. We highly recommend you take this in.

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Grantham, United Kingdom
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78 reviews 78 reviews
37 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

I absolutely love going on a Seabirds and Seals trip when I'm in Shetland so was really looking forward to my 3rd trip (my 1st solo trip). The crew were really attentive and helpful getting me on and off the boat and very knowledgeable making them the best Noss boat trip! The water was flat calm which is always a... More 

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

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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33 helpful votes 33 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
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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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