Toilets, showers, fresh water, electricity, fuel, telephone, shop, post office, accommodation, leisure centre, swimming pool, waste reception, waste oil disposal, repairs and chandlery, engineering services, boating club, restaurant, pub/bar, taxi service.
In Whalsay, Symbister is a handy stopover for cruising yachts sporting both a marina and pier, as well as a suitable anchorage in North Voe, providing shelter from South Westerly winds. While the marina may not have a berth, the pier offers first class berthing for up to around 20 visiting boats. The area is a busy fishing harbour so yachts should be careful not to interfere with normal harbour traffic; particularly during August when the Outer Basin is occupied by pelagic trawlers. The approach is clear and well lit, however fairly strong currents both North and South of the entrance should be noted.
- Boating Club open most lunch times and evenings, welcomes visitors.
- Shops, J.W.J Ltd. (01806 566451) and Tetley & Anderson - also a post office (01806 566585).
- A museum devoted to the German Hanseatic traders who once dominated the Shetland economy.
- Taxi service (01806 566511) and engineering services, Ian Irvine (01806 566627).
- Leisure centre five minutes walk inland.
- Family run restaurant and pub, Oot Ower Lounge open 11am till 1am (evening meal must be booked).
- Britains most Northerly 18 hole golf course in the furthest North corner of the isle.
- The regatta week, held in the last week of July, guarantees a good time to be held by all.
The surrounding waters are yet another good place for spotting porpoise, dolphins, and keep a keen eye and you might see why the Vikings called it “Hvals-Oy” - the island of whales.
|Inner Basin: 5m, Outer Basin: 7m.|
|See table in link Yachting Charges|