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Seabirds and Seals - Day Tours

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Address: Victoria Pier, Lerwick ZE2 9ER, Scotland
Phone Number: 44(0)7595 540 224
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It has been a wonderful trip, from the moment we got on the boat, we were pampered by the two crew members. They have offered explanations of everything we saw with expertise and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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Province of Bari, Italy
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Province of Bari, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

It has been a wonderful trip, from the moment we got on the boat, we were pampered by the two crew members. They have offered explanations of everything we saw with expertise and clear understanding of the topics treated and what we saw was amazing! At first ride around the island of Bressay, then to the island of Noss, the... More 

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Birds, seals, plankton close-ups and a stunning location. Overall, this trip was brilliant. The captain was inspiring and a real character. Completely in love with his job and the birds, of which he knows everything. Very jolly atmosphere on the boat, everyone polite enough to let other people take a good look at the various cliffs and gannet colonies, as... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

There isn't a bad thing I can say about it. From the friendly and professional staff, to the amazing trip and the incredibly numerous birds and seals you get to see, everything was perfect. And let's not forget about the exquisite tea and ginger biscuits.

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

An afternoon aboard on a search for sealife . Lovely weather,dramatic scenery and lots to see. Thrilling to be so close to otters,seals and nesting gannets. An experience not to be missed .

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Newton, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

This tour gives you a glimpse of the amazing sea life just outside Lerwick. The gannets alone, amassed on enormous cliffs, are worth the trip. There were plenty of other sightings, along with an explanation of why the wildlife of those waters abounds, including a microscopic view of the plankton.

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Laveen, AZ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We were cruising on Princess and instead of booking one of the ship's excursions, I found this wonderful company through TripAdvisor. I sent an inquiry email to the owner, Jonathan Wills, who promptly replied with a confirmation for our date/time (July 6, 2015). He required no pre-payment (cash payment on the day of the trip would do) and told us... More 

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Encinitas, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Our tour guide and captain (I never got his name) made this excursion as terrific as possible. This man combined the knowledge of a marine biologist with 45 years' knowledge of the area. Add a sense of humor and a dash of whimsy and we got the consummate host: intelligent, knowledgeable, patient, helpful. It was a windy & cold June... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

This trip was fabulous. My wife and I, booked because so many others had given such good reviews, we are neither salty sea dogs or keen bird watchers. We are so glad we did. Spent fascinating few hours in company of Dr W & Ian, who looked after us splendidly. We moored in a huge cave, saw a plethora of... More 

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Whitstable, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

This boat trip was a real highlight of the holiday in Shetland for all of my family (we are all adults & don't really therefore fit into TripAdvisor's rather reductive idea of who might want to travel together - but I'm sure that this would be a great thing to do with kids or teens). There were nine of us,... More 

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Wagga Wagga, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

This was a fantastic half day tour that took us around the Nature Reserve of the island of Noss. We were taken around the island to the spectacular cliffs that housed thousands of nesting birds. We were also shown what lies beneath the sea via an underwater camera. There were some surprises here.

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Address: Victoria Pier, Lerwick ZE2 9ER, Scotland
Phone Number: 44(0)7595 540 224
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Shetland Islands  >  Mainland  >  Lerwick

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