Noss National Nature Reserve
Bressay and Noss
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Walk around this spectacular island and witness the amazing cliffs of 'Da Noup', home to thousands of seabirds.

There are two ways to experience Noss: excursion boat from Lerwick or the ferry from Bressay.

A boat trip is the best way to view most of the seabird nesting sites at close range (and the only way when the island is closed to visitors) but it doesn't include a landing on Noss. Wheelchair users are welcome on many of the boats which operate excursions, taking guests safely into the coves, right alongside the lower cliff ledges and, in calm weather, into the Cave of Noss. Find out more on our Trips and Tours page.

Or, if you're in Bressay, you can take the three-minute Noss Sound ferry, which operates every day except Mondays and Thursdays (weather and sea conditions permitting) from May to late August between 10am and 5pm. To avoid disappointment, you should call the Noss Information Line +44 (0)800 107 7818 on the morning of your trip to confirm that the ferry is running. Please note, the inflatable boat is not suitable for dogs. Please visit the website for more details.