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Billy Shiel's Boat Trips

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Address: 4 Southfield Avenue, Seahouses NE68 7YT, England
Phone Number: 01665 720 308
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This trip is highly recommended. Good commentary on board and shipper makes sure everyone gets a good view of the seals and birds. Walking around the island was an amazing... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

This trip is highly recommended. Good commentary on board and shipper makes sure everyone gets a good view of the seals and birds. Walking around the island was an amazing experience. I've never seen so many birds from so close up.

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

We took the Trip to Farne Island it was a bit rough but got to see the seals and the landed on Farne Island were we saw all the Birds, We had 1. 5 hours on the Island which was good, The journey took 45 mins to get there and 20 mins back was value for money

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Great boat trip. Very informative. A must if you are into wildlife and in the area. At this time of year you will see nesting birds including puffins and arctic terns, along with seals (although there aren't many at this time of year).

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

We love this trip, which we try and do every year. We do not land now on the Farnes preferring the boat trip around the Farnes, as we feel sometimes the island is too crowded for the small paths with most people trying to take so many photos. It is a remarkable experience being so close to seals and the... More 

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Lake District, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Just an unforgettable experience - puffins, guillemots, shags, kittiwakes, razorbills, cormorants and seals. What is there not to like? Booking staff and boatmen friendly and helpful. Downside was the usual pushy National Trust staff looking to recruit new members at every opportunity.

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

i have literally waited years to see puffins, and i saw lots on this trip! only the second boat of the month to land on staple island (due to the winds) i had a lovely walk over the island to see the nesting and breeding birds. beautiful sight and wonderful noise. we then sailed around the islands to see seals,... More 

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East Lothian
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Set off in grey, rainy weather in crowded boat with husband feeling miserable with sore back. We were soon confronted with the most wonderful wildlife - especially the grey seals but also the seabirds swimming and flying around us and nesting on the islands. But the highlight was landing on Inner Farne. We saw terns, puffins, guillemots, razorbills, eider ducks... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

If you have any interest in nature, and birds in particular, then the £15 boat fare and £7.40 landing fee on the island is incredible value for the money. We had wanted to go on the Staple Island trip but landings were not possible on the day we went, so went to Inner Farne instead. We were blessed with goo... More 

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

For a trip out to the Farne Islands we were asked to present ourselves at 11:50 for a noon boat. We hung around and were eventually seated at 12:40. There was little organisation and some 100 of us were completely in the dark as to what was going on. The trip itself was wonderful but the embarkation was hopelessly amateur.

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Essex
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

I would thoroughly recommend a trip with this company. The skipper Bobby and his mate were lovely and very helpful about which part of the island to stand to get good photos of the puffins flying in. They got us very close to the islands we toured around to see all the sea birds and seals. The Billy Shiels team... More 

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