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Billy Shiel's Boat Trips

4 Southfield Avenue, Seahouses NE68 7YT, England
01665 720 308
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Ranked #3 of 10 Attractions in Seahouses
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Water sports
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English first
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014 NEW

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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Settle, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
5 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

Touring Northumberland, my cousin and I decided that a tour of the Farne Islands was essential. Billy Shiels Boat Trips did not disappoint. For two hours we saw all the usual sea birds - terns, gulls, cormorants - and, fantastically, gannets, as well as fish. We 'visited' the seal maternity units, where so many were on the brink of giving... More

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Yorkshire Dales National Park, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Excellent trip. Value for money. We saw lots of birds as well as seals including a seal pup. Helpful and knowledgeable staff. excellent day out.

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Maidstone, England, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014 via mobile

This trip was the highlight of our holiday and I would recommend it to anyone. I would suggest calling on the day to see if they are sailing to avoid the disappointment of a cancelled trip due to poor conditions, the first time we phoned they weren't sailing but we were advised to try later in the week which we... More

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Horsham, United Kingdom
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29 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

We went from Seahouses on a four hour trip around the Farne Islands including 2hrs on Lindisfarne at a cost of £25pp. We left Seahouses at 1.30 and we spent a really pleasant few hours looking at the scenery on and off shore and the beautiful seals and birds. If you have National Trust and English Heritage membership you can... More

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed our boat trip, taking us as it did around all of the Farne Islands before landing on Inner Farne for an hour. The skipper was as informative as he was skilful, as the weather was rather choppy. He pointed out birds and wildlife while giving us an insight into the history of the islands and the 3... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Three of us... one adult and two kids took this tour out to the Farne Islands. It was the first boat tour for our preteen kids and they both enjoyed it. We made sure to sit on the edge so we could see things. Got some great glimpses of the seals and although we had hoped to see puffins we... More

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Selby, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

We had a lovely sunny day for our visit and was really looking forward to the trip, but when we saw the queue for the little boat we were convinced they would not get everyone on board, but they did....just like sardines in a tin!! We were sat in the middle section of the boat and could not see anything.... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Brilliant trip out to the Farne Islands. The boat takes you very close to literally hundreds of Seals. We went at the wrong time to see Puffins but there were plenty more wildlife on show. Throughly recommend

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Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
9 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Wonderful wildlife to see and a nice hour on Inner Farne to explore. Reasonable price for the boat but the National Trust landing fee of £5.75 EACH on top is a rip off. The conditions on the boat, however, was honestly shocking. You couldn't move at all. Every single space was filled. I'm convinced that there can't have been enough... More

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