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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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A fantastic boat ride

We had a great time, so much better than expected. The boat trip is fab and takes in far more than you will expect, We saw cormorants, razorbills and seals... It was a great... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 22, 2015
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leeds
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We had a great time, so much better than expected. The boat trip is fab and takes in far more than you will expect, We saw cormorants, razorbills and seals... It was a great experience..

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 via mobile

We were lucky enough to take the first rip of the day. We explained to the lady on the phone that my wife has restricted mobility and were directed to the friendly Carol at the quayside office. Nothing was too much trouble as Carol checked the departure point and advised the crew. The guys were great at helping my wife... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Really loved the trip, enjoyed the informative commentary. Though early in the year there were many birds and a lot of seals to see. A trip later in the year is a must too, when we were told that there are thousands more birds to see.

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warrington
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31 reviews 31 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We have never been up to Seahouses in February and thought we may not get to go out to the Islands, but weather permitting the boats were still running. The trip didn't disappoint and we saw the fabulous wide life that occupy the sea around Seahouses. As usual our Pilot was very informative and ensured we didn't miss any attractions.... More 

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 via mobile

Having used Williams boats the glad tidings for scuba diving,many, many times, I've found them to be a friendly and well operated company. I'm a member of a dive club called Dreamdivers, where there can be upto twenty divers on a trip or just myself staying at Seahouses with the wife, William has always been able to accommodate us on... More 

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22 helpful votes 22 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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66 reviews 66 reviews
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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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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
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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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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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