Cruise West Voe of Sumburgh Cruises

Beautiful view over the rocks towards the lighthouse, Sumburgh
Beautiful view over the rocks towards the lighthouse, Sumburgh

A sail by West Voe of Sumburgh is a sail by the southernmost, and most beautiful, of all the bays on the Shetland mainland.

At first glimpse of West Voe, its beautiful beach – a crescent of steep dunes and inviting white sands lapped by turquoise waters – is what catches your eye, but as you study the landscape you soon noticed there’s much more than the bay’s little strip of paradise.

Look to the south-east to marvel at the imposing cliffs of Sumburgh Head, a famous haven and breeding ground for seabirds such as puffins, and see the lighthouse – built in 1821 by Robert Stevenson, Robert Louis Stevenson’s grandfather – perched atop this dramatic landmark. There are important historical spots to see too, including the archaeological sites, Jarlshof and Old Scatness.

Cruises to Cruise West Voe of Sumburgh

Urquhart Castle along Loch Ness lake in Scotland Urquhart Castle along Loch Ness lake in Scotland Urquhart Castle along Loch Ness lake in Scotland

Discovering Edinburgh & Historic Isles of Scotland • M2321

 Dover
Braemar
Wed 30 Aug 2023
8 nights
  • An insight into the traditions of Scottish isles and cities
  • Unearth Viking heritage in Shetland, and visit Loch Ness
  • Spot marine life with ORCA conservationists