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Billy Shiel's Boat Trips

Address: 4 Southfield Avenue, Seahouses NE68 7YT, England
Phone Number: 01665 720 308
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Ranked #3 of 11 Attractions in Seahouses
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

I have been using Billy Shiels tours for 20 years, our www.learn2freedive.com club booked the boat for Scuba diving and Freediving with the seals again this year. The skippers are knowledgeable, and safe. The flexibility for changes in the weather is always dealt with to the satisfaction of all parties, the cost is excellent value for money, and I hope... More 

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Bromsgrove, United Kingdom
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63 reviews 63 reviews
23 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

A great trip out to the Islands with a lot to see and remember, all at a very reasonable price, everyone on the trip seemed to enjoy it even those in high heels

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West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

We decided on the spur of the moment to book a trip round the Islands. Was told to meet the boat at the end of the harbour at 11.50 to sail @ 12. This was to perfection. What a great trip the skipper keeping us informed at all times. Baby pups at all the Islands with particular interest in the... More 

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Luton, United Kingdom
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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22 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
4 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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
14 reviews 14 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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38 helpful votes 38 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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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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