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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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Hong Kong, China
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186 reviews 186 reviews
88 attraction reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

We did the trip to Staple Island. We saw loads of seals, puffins, shags etc. this has been the highlight of our trip to Seahouses and exceeded our expectations in every way. We never expected to get so close to puffins and nesting shags. It was amazing. We didn't see any whales or porpoises but what we did see was... More

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22 reviews 22 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We went on the Glad Tideings vll today and it was a fabulous day out. The sea was calm, the sun hot and the "captain" informative. We saw a lot of seals and breeding seabirds but the high- light was a juvernille minke whale surfacing . We slowed down and saw it three times. That is one thing crossed off... More

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Nootdorp, The Netherlands
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32 reviews 32 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Made a day trip to the Farne Islands with Billy Shiels. Nice ride and made some great pictures. If you like the wildlife you have to do this.

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Deanshanger, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 via mobile

Booked this trip for our journey home from Berwick upon Tweed and nearly didn't bother going because of the long journey ahead!!!! So glad we did go on it as it was one of our holiday highlights. The boat trip out to the islands was good with the commentary being very informative. Seeing all the different sea birds and seals... More

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London, United Kingdom
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25 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Booked via their web page and instant confirmation. Picked up the tickets and the trip was well woth it. Loads of good viewing with information on the various birds and seals.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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75 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We booked months in advance for the all day trip. We arrived at 9.05am but due to the tide we had to wait till 10am before we could leave; not a problem as there is nothing you can do about the sea! They had to put 2 boats on as there was that many people but they had had to... More

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Stockton-on-Tees, UK
15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Booking was very easy. I contacted them a couple of times to ask questions & they always answered straight away. On the day the instructions were clear as to where to meet etc. The boat crews were well informed & helped us on & off the boat. We had a great time seeing all the different birds. We had booked... More

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Holmfirth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

This company are amazing - I have sailed with them for 13 years, they are always efficient when booking and happily cater for large groups of children (40+) by providing you with a private boat (very much appreciated by the kids and members of the public as well I would imagine), the staff on board are really informative about the... More

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

There is no doubt the wildlife is amazing. We had puffins only about half a metre from us (the main purpose of our holiday, which saw us travel from the South Coast to Northumberland), However, the words "cash" and "cow" spring to mind regarding the boat trip. We took the whole day trip because we love puffins. This cost £70ish... More

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Boulmer, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

This is definitely by far the best boat trip at seahouses, staff from start to finish were brilliant, highly informative whilst out at the Islands and answered any questions we had. Took my 5yr old daughter on board and they were on hand to help her on and off the boat. Sea was calm and sun was out couldnt ask... More

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