117 Lerwick (Shetland Islands) Cruise Reviews

I believe this was when we went to North Cape. It was a good bus ride, but when we reached the "northern most point in Europe," we really enjoyed some great views. The movie inside the building was also one that you need
I believe this was when we went to North Cape. It was a good bus ride, but when we reached the "northern most point in Europe," we really enjoyed some great views. The movie inside the building was also one that you need to see. Read Less
Sail Date June 2017
I wanted to see the puffins so we organized a private taxi tour including the castle, the ponies, Jarsholf settlement and a long observation at the lighthouse to admire the puffins colony.
I wanted to see the puffins so we organized a private taxi tour including the castle, the ponies, Jarsholf settlement and a long observation at the lighthouse to admire the puffins colony. Read Less
Sail Date June 2017
LERWICK SHETLANDS Tendered - so keep this in mind if reduced mobility and want to go ashore. Must say that the ship staff were fantastic assisting anyone who needed help. Tours were offered by the ship. We had arranged our own tour at ... Read More
LERWICK SHETLANDS Tendered - so keep this in mind if reduced mobility and want to go ashore. Must say that the ship staff were fantastic assisting anyone who needed help. Tours were offered by the ship. We had arranged our own tour at this port. www.shetlandminibustours.co.uk . Shetland Minibus Tours is run by Grant Redfern, an experienced and independent Shetland tour guide who was born and grew up on the Shetland Islands. Offering minibus (8 seats) tours the length and breadth of the Islands. There were 6 on our tour. We had the tour booked for 9.00 as the ship was in very early. But the first tender for independent travellers was supposed to be at 9.15. We approached Staff at reception desk the night before and they kindly sorted us out. South mainland tour - EXCELLENT TOUR - we were able to travel to places that the bigger buses were unable to get to and were able to leave an attraction whenever we wanted to at our own pace. Weather wet and foggy but Grant our guide would go to where the weather was brighter. We visited Scalloway Castle, Croft house Museum, St Ninians Isle, Carols Shetland Ponies, Jarlshof, and Sumburgh Head - the highlight being the puffins visible at close proximity. Got to spend a little time in the town and worth a stroll around. Great selection of pubs , restaurants and shops. Don't forget to buy some Puffin Pooh or some lovely puffin toys available among other souvenirs at the tourist office near the pier. The locals love to stop and have a chat . If you decide not to do a tour there is a nice walk to the Knab along the shore line. Read Less
Sail Date June 2017
Took a ship tour and loved the island. Saw historical sites that were fascinating and had a good look around in the bus journey.
Took a ship tour and loved the island. Saw historical sites that were fascinating and had a good look around in the bus journey. Read Less
Sail Date June 2017
We had short picture taking stops, our guide was a local person with very good knowledge of people, places and what happened when. The owner of the Shetland ponies gave us a good history of the ponies, was an interesting speaker and ... Read More
We had short picture taking stops, our guide was a local person with very good knowledge of people, places and what happened when. The owner of the Shetland ponies gave us a good history of the ponies, was an interesting speaker and welcomed questions. We enjoyed meeting the ponies. Read Less
Sail Date June 2017
We had the most amazing tour guide. We hired Robina Barton, who is a university-trained archaeologist who has worked on projects in the shetlands, including as the coordinator of the Shetland Geopark (a UNESCO site). She's also ... Read More
We had the most amazing tour guide. We hired Robina Barton, who is a university-trained archaeologist who has worked on projects in the shetlands, including as the coordinator of the Shetland Geopark (a UNESCO site). She's also involved in the historical society. She was truly fantastic. Kept us away from the large bus tours, gave us a brilliant variety of nicely-paced sites to see, and showed us everything from an incredible archaeological site, castle, maritime museum, and nature--breaking for non-crowded, clean restrooms and a lovely lunch at a local tea and sandwich shop. She also made sure we saw plenty of wildlife: puffins, other sea birds, lots of seals, and even some domestics like shetland ponies and sheep. At the end, even after our tour was scheduled to end, she helped me find a local bookstore (sort of a travel passion of mine) and walked us back to the tender. Total A-plus. So much so, that I plan to return to the shetlands. She can fit up to eight passengers but is comfortable taking two or four. You can find her with an internet search. Read Less
Sail Date May 2017
Just went onshore independently, walked around the small town. Overcast & drizzle rain.
Just went onshore independently, walked around the small town. Overcast & drizzle rain. Read Less
Sail Date May 2017
Bus tour of city and country with a stop to see Shetland ponies. The Shetland pony stop was a pen by the side of the road, so was a bit disappointing.
Bus tour of city and country with a stop to see Shetland ponies. The Shetland pony stop was a pen by the side of the road, so was a bit disappointing. Read Less
Sail Date September 2016
What I remember most about our Lerwick tour was the fact that at every turn we encounter someone related to our tour guide! She was a delight!
What I remember most about our Lerwick tour was the fact that at every turn we encounter someone related to our tour guide! She was a delight! Read Less
Sail Date June 2016

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