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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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Wonderful day trip to the Farne Islands.

We had a wonderful full day trip to the Farne Islands on Billy Shiels boat. There were so many tourists that day that two boats were provided and we were on the second boat Glad... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 6, 2015
Bob-a-JobSussex
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Sussex, England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

We had a wonderful full day trip to the Farne Islands on Billy Shiels boat. There were so many tourists that day that two boats were provided and we were on the second boat Glad Tidings 6, which looked the more comfortable of the two boats. Luckily we had calm waters and a mostly sunny day but even so it... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

We booked this trip the night before and thankfully there was space. We took the ocean explorer to the holy island and on route we stopped to view about 30 dolphins swimming around us it was such a tranquil experience.On to the island we visited the castle this island is such a beautiful island and so peaceful. On the way... More 

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Oakham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Went on the trip to Inner Farne - what a great day we had! Nesting Arctic terns everywhere and more Puffins than you could ever want to see. The boatman was great, pointing out all the sights on the way to the island. Highly recommend for a fantastic day out.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Amazing, life enriching trip. Boat staff were lovely from buying tickets to landing on islands, they were helpful, polite and extremely knowledgeable. Birds on the islands were too incredible to put into words.

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

We went on the all day trip, which included time at Staple Island and Inner Farne. The lady who took our booking was lovely and the crew were very friendly, efficient, knowledgeable and helpful. Nothing can prepare you for the sheer spectacle of this trip. From the seals you see on the way out to the islands, all the birds... More 

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Colchester
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Our group all thoroughly enjoyed our two trips out on the Billy Shiel's boats. We visited Inner Farne and Staple island and although people were crammed on to the boats to the point of being a bit uncomfortable, we were not on the boats for long and the trips were well priced.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

This is probably the most moving trip I have ever taken. To see so many birds nesting and so many seals resting between feeding dips was a truly spiritual experience that almost moved me to tears of happiness. It shows people what this planet is all about. Our captain had superb knowledge and made the whole trip a real joy.... More 

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England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We arrived in Seahouses after a long drive and because the weather was so good we decided to book onto a boat trip. I had always wanted to see the Farne Islands so we booked onto the hour and a half trip to the Islands incorporating the Grace Darling Lighthouse and the Seals. We were not disappointed. We booked at... More 

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Nottingham
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Well organised boat trips. Either all day for the enthusiast or just sailing by. All day departs at 9.30am. The Farne Islands are just heaving with bird life. Plan your visit with one eye on the weather. Wind is the real problem as landing is not possible in windy or high seas. I gather that they will put in extra... More 

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Manchester
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

our first boat trip over to the Farnes. We opted for the Seal trip which was non landing and took 1 1/2 hours cruise around the Farne Islands. We saw the most amazing amount of birds and lots of seals. The puffins were just great, like little wind-up toys as their wings flapped so fast. A well worth trip we... More 

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Address: 4 Southfield Avenue, Seahouses NE68 7YT, England
Phone Number: 01665 720 308
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Northumberland  >  Seahouses
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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