Out Skerries is around 9 miles east of the Shetland Mainland and makes a perfect starting point for the onward voyage to Norway, 164 nautical miles away.

The passage to Out Skerries by yacht also provides an ideal opportunity for spotting minke whale and harbour porpoise off the dramatic coastline of cliffs, arches, blow holes, stacks, voes and beaches.

Out Skerries has a small boat marina, pier and a fine anchorage in the natural harbour of Bod Voe. If you wish to tie up, visiting yachts should do so at the pier in the first instance, as the marina is only suitable for small craft.

The pier is covered with large tyres so fender boards are recommended.

There are two shops, the West Isle Shop, which has a post office (+44 (0)1806 515287), and on the east isle Alex Humphray & Co. (+44 (0)1806 515226).

The dramatic scenery, historical interest, outstanding wildlife and, not least, the warm welcome from islanders make a visit to this mini-archipelago unforgettable. Skerries is Shetland in miniature - famous for migrating birds and for 17th Century treasure, such as the wrecks of two Dutch East Indiamen.

Out Skerries Marina and Pier

Depth (Low water):3m

5m, consult charts for approach channel depth


John Anderson: +44(0)1806 515272

Alan Hay: +44(0)1806 515236
SIC Small Port Supervisor: +44(0)1595 744221

Charge:£10 per dayPlease see: SIC Table of Dues
Yacht Facilities:

Toilets, showers, fuel by arrangement, fresh water, waste disposal, slip

Other Facilities:Telephone, post office, shops

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