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Billy Shiel's Boat Trips

4 Southfield Avenue | Seahouses, NE68 7YT, England
01665 720 308
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Water sports
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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65 reviews 65 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Three of us... one adult and two kids took this tour out to the Farne Islands. It was the first boat tour for our preteen kids and they both enjoyed it. We made sure to sit on the edge so we could see things. Got some great glimpses of the seals and although we had hoped to see puffins we... More

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Selby, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

We had a lovely sunny day for our visit and was really looking forward to the trip, but when we saw the queue for the little boat we were convinced they would not get everyone on board, but they did....just like sardines in a tin!! We were sat in the middle section of the boat and could not see anything.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Brilliant trip out to the Farne Islands. The boat takes you very close to literally hundreds of Seals. We went at the wrong time to see Puffins but there were plenty more wildlife on show. Throughly recommend

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Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Wonderful wildlife to see and a nice hour on Inner Farne to explore. Reasonable price for the boat but the National Trust landing fee of £5.75 EACH on top is a rip off. The conditions on the boat, however, was honestly shocking. You couldn't move at all. Every single space was filled. I'm convinced that there can't have been enough... More

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York, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We went on the boat trip on a lovely sunny day at the end of August. The boat is clean and serviceable with plenty of seating outside and in. We toured around the Farne Islands without disembarking. We saw one puffin which the captain was very surprised about as he was sure they had all migrated! The captain was cheery... More

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England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Took a trip to the farne islands with my grandson using Billy Sheils. Pricing was very reasonable, £15.00 per adult and £10.00 per child. The trip, including an Island landing takes approx 2 1/2 hours. Seating is bench type around the inside of the boat and down the centre, a little uncomfy, but hey, its a boat not a cruise... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

A large group of us went on the grey seal trip and thoroughly enjoyed it. The captain was very knowledgeable and his enthusiasm came across in his commentary. Despite the time of year when most birds had migrated we were still lucky to see puffins and many other varieties of cormorants. In addition the seals were out in force and... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

The boat was packed! No shade, but breezy and fairly comfortable on plank seats in the boat. Informative chatter from the captain who was friendly and pointed out the wildlife and birds along the way. Sadly, most of the puffins had already migrated, but there were some rafts of them left for us to see. We spent an hour on... More

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Just finished a week's worth of diving with Eastleigh Sub Aqua Club on Glad Tidings VII. The booking process with Billy Shiel's was really straightforward. We were able to charter the dive boat for the week allowing us two dives per day (very good price too). The boat is licensed for 16 but there were only 12 of us so... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

This was our second trip with Billy Shiels (we did the same one last year), it's something you have to do if you're in Northumbria. The guys on the boats are so friendly and point out wildlife along the way and they slowed down quite a few times for us to see some seals and puffins. It's great on the... More

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