Seabirds-and-Seals offers you the ultimate wildlife experience on our 5-Star daily tours. We run daily trips around Bressay & Noss National Nature Reserve from April through to October. You will get to enjoy Shetland's abundant Seabirds & Seals and the views are spectacular, giving you fantastic photographic opportunities with the awesome Noss cliffs in the background.
We are partially accessible for wheelchair users and can cater for anyone with other specific access requirements.
Please get in touch if you require any further information about specific access or need advice on planning your tour with us.
There is level access from the car park to:Picnic Area
Access with steps
Getting hereFor further information on accessible travel in Scotland, go to Transport Scotland.
Travel by public transport
Travel by taxi
The parking is all on even level, but if you look at photo showing arrow to cark park and arrow to slipway where our tours depart from - you will see that there is a small slope, easily accessible for wheelchairs and we assist you if required.
Path to main entrance
The ramp is on even level with Victoria Pier Slipway where our tours depart from.
Getting around inside
Ticket/ information desk
Tourist Information Centre
Things to See and Do
Indoor Heated Saloon
The passage leading to the inside heated saloon and door - not wide enough for wheelchairs, therefore wheelchair users must be able to get out of the wheelchair if planning to use the indoor heated saloon. There is not a step as such - a very small thresh-hold. The wheelchair can be parked not too far away from the door of the saloon, so the walking distance is minimal.
We trialled a hearing loop system but didn't work, too much background noise. I stead we have individual headsets/handsets so that everyone onboard can hearing what the guide is saying. This is an ideal system for anyone who is hard of hearing.
Spectator/ Audience viewing areas
Outside Viewing Area
We provide hot drinks and a selection of biscuits on our tours and happy to bring this to anyone that requires assistance. We carry gluten-free options, but do let us know when booking if you have any other dietary requirements.
Toilet onboard Seabird
The passage leading to the toilet and door - not wide enough for wheelchairs, therefore wheelchair users must be able to get out of the wheelchair to use the toilet. There is not a step as such - a very small thresh-hold. The wheelchair can be parked not too far away from the door of the toilet, so the walking distance is minimal.
Getting around outside
There is only a ramp from pier to boat, there are no ramps on the viewing platform, all even level.
Customer care support
We work in collaboration with a local charity called 'Ability Shetland' - if you require access to a wheelchair or any other equipment, please let us know when making your booking.
We trialled a hearing loop system but it did not work due to background noise. Instead we have individual headsets/headsets for each individual passenger so that everyone can hear what their guide is saying. This system is ideal for anyone who is hard of hearing.
Emergency evacuation procedures
Customer care support
Our Seabird and Cetecean identification charts are available in braille format.
We work in collaboration with a lot val charity called Ability Shetland, who can provide wheelchairs or any other accessibility aids. We can communicate with them on your behalf and collect any items which is provided/delivered free of charge.