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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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We booked our son and his girlfriend onto the last boat to see the seals on the Farne Islands this week. We missed the boat we booked and Elizabeth and Grace from the Billy Shiels... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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Thirsk, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

We booked our son and his girlfriend onto the last boat to see the seals on the Farne Islands this week. We missed the boat we booked and Elizabeth and Grace from the Billy Shiels booking office were brilliant and organised Robbie to take an extra trip especially for our children. They had a great time and really appreciated the... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

We have just come back from Seahouses. We went out on one of the boats looking for grey seals as well as looking at the Farne Islands and Longstone Lighthouse. We had a lovely trip and at one point were surrounded by seals. The guy who was taking us was very knowledgeable and gave us some extra time so we... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

We booked a trip to see the seals and received a prompt email acknowledgement. Unfortunately it was windy and rainy the day of the tour so they decided not to run tours that day. I wanted to write a review anyway because I appreciated the integrity of their not taking running tours on days they would not be able to... More 

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

This trip two and a half hours was brilliant. I have been wanting to take this trip for a very long time and it didn't disappoint.If you are prone to travel sickness take a tablet beforehand as the sea can be quite choppy.I had no problem but the smaller children did. Wrap up well and wear sensible shoes.We didn't land... More 

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England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Highly recommend, wonderful trip. We went on the 10am boat, think it would be better to go an hour later and take a packed lunch to have on the island. Puffins had left the islands you need to go earlier in the year to see them plenty of other birds to see and the seals. Crew very informative

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

after all these years i went to see the farne islands totally blown away by the trip 2+1/2 hours seen the lot great boat and crew go an do it

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Alton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Lovely trip to the Inner Farne Islands. Very friendly and informative crew. We had a lovely cruise around the Islands and then a 1 hour landing on Inner Farne. The weather was perfect on the day we went which certainly helps!

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Worcestershire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Very good boat trip around the Farne Islands. One hour stop on one island. Fabulous sights of kittiwakes nesting in precipitous spots on near-vertical ledges. Safe trails to walk along. Commentary on board was helpful. Got very close to many seals.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

We booked the 1 1/2 hour trip to see the seals. Does what it says on the tin - we saw plenty of seals!! No puffins at this time of year (we were warned about this when we booked). We had a 10% discount voucher from the company we booked our cottage through. There were vouchers to be found locally... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

We did the 1.5 hours trip around the Farne islands - lovely boat, great staff who were very helpful. We saw loads of seals and the back of a minky whale.....very exciting!

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