To sit within a metre of a gannet. To capture that one image. To catch that moment in time! 

The senses are bombarded, the noise, the distinctive odour, the swooping of overhead of this majestic bird. 3hrs pass in a flash!

This unique exclusive photographic experience is a photographer’s dream.

All trips will depart from North Berwick harbour.

Things to bring:

Food, water, sturdy boots, waterproofs, rucksack, mask and hand gel.

Camera Equipment: 

Please ensure all camera equipment and optics are in dry bags, as conditions can be wet on the boat and island. Please ensure this equipment is all packed away before getting on and off of the vessel.

Please note: 

The Bass Rock surface can be very wet and slippery. Please make sure you wear appropriate clothes to keep warm (dress as if you were hiking all day in different conditions). You must be confident underfoot as the landing can be difficult as there is no pontoon.

There are no toilets on the island.

Please note that we reserve the right to refuse boarding or landing, if our guide and or skipper are concerned about your clothing or level of mobility. This will be assessed at the departure point. We are unable to provide a refund should this situation occur. If you are unsure as to what to wear or your level of mobility, please call our boat office and seek advice BEFORE booking. You may wish to consider one of our alternative non-landing trips should you be unable to experience the Bass Rock Landing trip.

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Scottish Seabird Centre
The Harbour
North Berwick
EH39 4SS