The pier has inset landing stairs as well as ladders. Fendering is of the heavy duty commercial type so stout fender boards are recommended. There is also a launching slip. Toilets are available at the adjacent ferry terminal, where a free WiFi service can also be picked up (look for SICGUEST). There is no water or fuel available.
Do not tie up to either side of the adjacent ferry pier as this is used by the local ferries.
Alternatively, there are several anchorages around Fetlar, including in the Wick of Tresta as long as the wind is not out of the south or east. A temporary anchorage can be found near to the village of Houbie too, with most facilities available within a few minutes' walk. A tripping line is recommended.
Fetlar is a great destination for birdwatchers. The red-necked phalarope, great and Arctic skua and red throated diver are among the species seen regularly. There is an RSPB presence on the island during the summer and the latest sightings are normally available on a board at the Fetlar Interpretive Centre.
In the waters around Fetlar it is possible to see seals as well as orcas and occasionally pilot and humpback whales.
Facilities on the island include a licensed shop with post office and cafe, Fetlar Interpretive Centre with its craft shop, and the public hall, which normally opens its bar to the public every Saturday evening. Public events are also held throughout the year. These are located in the village of Houbie, approximately 4 miles from the pier.