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Mousa Boat Trips

  • Shetland Isles
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • All Ages
  • Railway and Transport Attractions, Tours and River Cruises, Sailing and Kayaking

Attraction Information

Take a trip by boat to the diminutive island of Mousa and explore for the day; be sure to take your binoculars for wildlife watching!

Mousa Sound is one of the best places in Britain to see Harbour Porpoises. Adults give birth in the summer, when it is common to see them swimming with their new offspring feeding on the Sandeels. Their habit of coming to the surface and snorting as given rise to many names, the latin derivative being Porcus piscus, pig fish as it translates and hence porpoise today.

Take a walk round Mousa to the East Pool and West Pool to see the huge population of Seals which live around the island. During the summer it is possible to see upto a hundred seals basking in the sunshine around the pools.

Common Seals are more numerous than the larger Grey Seal variety identified by their roman nose. The seals have become very accustomed to visitors so it is possible to have a great view of these magnificent creatures.
Common Seals have their young in the summer, the Grey Seals much later in the year, which gives two possible opportunities to see Seal pups on the shoreline.

The postcode is for satnav to get you close but please do plan your journey independently.

Opening hours

Daytime Island Trip
April - September
Monday to Friday 11:30 - 14:30
Sunday 13:30 - 16:30


General Admission
Adults: £16.00
Kids (5-16): £7.00

Travel & Contact Information


Aithsvoe, Cunningsburgh in Lerwick, Shetland Isles, The Highlands, ZE2 9HG, Scotland

Phone number

07901 872339



Click here to visit Mousa Boat Trips' website.

FAQ & Additional Information

Mousa Boat Trips has not told us about their parking.

Yes, there are toilets.

No, there are no baby changing facilities.

Mousa Boat Trips has not told us if you can bring a picnic.

Yes, there is an onsite restaurant.

No, Mousa Boat Trips is not wheelchair friendly.

No, Mousa Boat Trips have stated they are not pushchair friendly.

Mousa Boat Trips has not told us if they are dog friendly.

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