Cruise ships can safely anchor in the relatively sheltered waters of Baltasound or Balta Harbour allowing for a short and sheltered shuttle service between the cruise ship and the pier. During the summer, the harbour hosts various events, including a regatta and fishing competitions and there are music evenings in the hall.

There are a range of facilities and amenities available a short distance from Baltasound harbour. There are three shops: Skibhoul Stores, Henderson Stores and The Final Checkout, all of which sell a variety of local produce and household goods. There is a post office located next to Skibhoul stores where you can withdraw cash and do banking. There's also a cashpoint at The Final Checkout. For car and bike hire or taxis, contact P&T Coaches on +44 (0)1957 711666.

Tourist attractions in Unst include Hermaness Nature Reserve, Unst Boat Haven, Unst Heritage Centre and Muness Castle. There are also some wonderful beaches and coastal walks. See our Attractions page for more details of things to do in Unst.

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Fair Isle North Lighthouse
Fair Isle is one of the best places to watch seabirds at close range, especially Puffins which will walk right up to you if you sit quietly.

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