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Billy Shiel's Boat Trips

4 Southfield Avenue, Seahouses NE68 7YT, England
01665 720 308
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Ranked #3 of 11 Attractions in Seahouses
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Water sports, Sightseeing Tours
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Luton, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

We called ahead to see what trips were on offer and chose the trip to see the seal pups and land on the island. The leaflet describes a full tour with a ranger who tells us about the conservation work. We asked if it was choppy on the water and was told "it's not too bad today" We got on... More

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Stafford, United Kingdom
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52 reviews 52 reviews
22 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

We booked the hour and a half trip to see the newborn baby seals. This particular trip does not stop at the Farne Islands but we were aware of this at the time of booking the trip. The boat was one of the larger ones on the water on the day of our visit, which suited our party as one... More

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UK
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27 reviews 27 reviews
3 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

If you’re in or near Seahouses, a boat trip is a must. We opted for a trip around the Farne Islands, conducted by Billy Shiels boat tours. As I understand it, there’s a long family connection with the sea, a previous Mr Shiels being the keeper of Longstones Lighthouse and this shows: A love for the area and its coastline... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Went on the 1.5 trip around the Inner Farne Islands last Sunday. It was very windy but the captain handled the conditions very well. He was also very knowledgable about the seabirds, seals and the local landmarks and history of the islands. Highlight was seeing all the baby grey seals which had been born throughout October. Travelled back along the... More

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78 reviews 78 reviews
21 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Great trip, taking in the flora and fauna of the Farne Isles and the heroism of Grace Darling. Combine the sea trip with a visit to the Grace Darling Museum in Bamburgh where you can see the boat she rowed, and a visit to her grave opposite the museum.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014 via mobile

We booked for my partner & 2 children to do the hour and a half seal boat trip. When the boat came in, the captain was asking us to board quickly. It turned out there were dolphins out at sea but would be gone, so we set off in the opposite direction of where we should have been going. We... More

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6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

We decided to do the 1.5 tour at lunch time, when we got on board we were told that Dolphins were near by and that they wanted to quickly get there for us to see. We weren't disappointed groups of Dolphins swimming along the side of the boat was amazing, we then saw the usual birds and seals that were... More

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Settle, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
7 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Touring Northumberland, my cousin and I decided that a tour of the Farne Islands was essential. Billy Shiels Boat Trips did not disappoint. For two hours we saw all the usual sea birds - terns, gulls, cormorants - and, fantastically, gannets, as well as fish. We 'visited' the seal maternity units, where so many were on the brink of giving... More

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Yorkshire Dales National Park, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Excellent trip. Value for money. We saw lots of birds as well as seals including a seal pup. Helpful and knowledgeable staff. excellent day out.

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Maidstone, England, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
3 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014 via mobile

This trip was the highlight of our holiday and I would recommend it to anyone. I would suggest calling on the day to see if they are sailing to avoid the disappointment of a cancelled trip due to poor conditions, the first time we phoned they weren't sailing but we were advised to try later in the week which we... More

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