00° 45'W, 60° 25'N
Toilets, showers, fresh water, fuel by arrangement, telephone, disabled facilities, shops, post office, waste reception, slip.
The trip to Out Skerries by yacht provides an ideal opportunity for spotting minke whale and harbour porpoise as well a great vantage point for viewing the dramatic coastline which encompasses an impressive collection of cliffs, arches, blow holes, stacks, voes and beaches.
Out Skerries has a marina, pier and a fine sheltered anchorage in the natural harbour of Böd Voe even in the full force of North Sea storms. The facilities are good and the pier also has electricity additional to those listed above. Standing around 9 miles East of Shetland it also makes the perfect starting point for the 164 nautical mile onward voyage to Norway or the continued Shetland tour onto Whalsay.
The dramatic scenery, historical interest, outstanding wildlife and, not least, the warm welcome from the over 70 inhabitants make a visit to this mini-archipelago unforgettable. Skerries are Shetland in miniature - famous for migrating birds and for 17th century treasure - the wrecks of two Dutch East Indiamen.
There are two shops on the isles, the West Isle Shop (01806 515297), and Alex Humphray & Co. (01806 515226). For a real flavour of Skerries life, make your visit coincide with the annual eela (rod-fishing) competition in July or the yacht race in August which also feature music, dancing, eating and drinking at the hall where you will be made more than welcome.
|3 metres max.|
|£2 per night||See Table of Dues link|
|Denise Anderson, 01806 515272||Harbour Master , 01806 244200|