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Scottish Seabird Centre

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The Harbour, North Berwick EH39 4SS, Scotland
+44 1620 890202
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Very good

Didn't go to the seabird centre itself, but went on their rib boat trip to the three islands... read more

Reviewed August 21, 2016
Maisiec
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2nd visit to these facilities in the last 10 years. A good unit with a few interactive facilities... read more

Reviewed August 18, 2016
Lechop
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Enjoy great days out at the seaside with the five star Scottish Seabird Centre, North Berwick. In the Discovery Centre control the interactive live cameras to zoom in on the amazing local wildlife on the Firth of Forth islands including puffins, gannets and seals. The Bass Rock is the world’s largest Northern gannet colony and BBC Countryfile Magazine’s Nature Reserve of the Year and the Isle of May is the biggest puffin colony on the east coast of Britain. There’s different wildlife to see throughout the year and at different stages of the breeding season. Visitors can enjoy expert talks, 3D TV, fish tanks, Flyway Tunnel, Wildlife Theatre, Turtle and Ray Zone and a Scope Deck. There is also a Gift Shop, the Seabird Cafe which has East Lothian’s only seaside sundeck, plus a range of seasonal boat trips. The Scottish Seabird Centre is open all year – only closed on Christmas Day.
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  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“bass rock” (236 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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The Harbour, North Berwick EH39 4SS, Scotland
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Reviewed August 21, 2016 via mobile

Didn't go to the seabird centre itself, but went on their rib boat trip to the three islands including bass rock. Lovely exciting trip out to the first island. Very informative guide. The first island is home to puffins, but they had migrated by the...More

Thank Maisiec
Puffin2000, Public Relations Manager at Scottish Seabird Centre, responded to this reviewResponded August 22, 2016

Hi Maisie Many thanks for this 5 star review of the Three Islands Seabird Seafari. A great top tip to suggest getting in touch in advance regarding bird migration. The puffins have indeed gone back out to sea - they normally do around the start...More

Reviewed August 18, 2016 via mobile

2nd visit to these facilities in the last 10 years. A good unit with a few interactive facilities to keep the wee ones going for a while

Thank Lechop
Puffin2000, Public Relations Manager at Scottish Seabird Centre, responded to this reviewResponded August 19, 2016

Hi there Thanks for taking the time to write this review - and for your second visit! We hope to see you at the Centre again. All the best Laura

Reviewed August 18, 2016

Great place to visit with helpful and well informed staff. Lots to look at as you wander through the various exhibits. Check out the 'on-site' cameras showing various birds nesting on the Bass Rock, way out at sea. Seals could also be seen. A great...More

Thank bordoli
Puffin2000, Public Relations Manager at Scottish Seabird Centre, responded to this reviewResponded August 19, 2016

Hi there Thanks for this excellent five star review, which has been shared with the team. Great to see that you enjoyed time in the Discovery Centre and in the Seabird Cafe. Good top tip on the parking - parking along the seafront can be...More

Reviewed August 14, 2016 via mobile

RIB boat trip to lamb, Craigleith and bass Absolutely brilliant tour and tour guide. Great fun and learned so much. 9yr old and 11yr old loved it too. Calm seas so were able to get really close to islands, seals and birds aplenty.Make sure you...More

Thank EMW2412
Puffin2000, Public Relations Manager at Scottish Seabird Centre, responded to this reviewResponded August 18, 2016

Hi there We love the title for this review! So glad you and your family enjoyed the Three Islands Seabird Seafari. Good top tip on the layers - it can be chilly at sea, even on sunny days. Your feedback has been shared with the...More

Reviewed August 12, 2016

Exciting 75 minute trip on the Rib inflatable, in choppy seas. Saw lots of bird life, including the incredible 200,000 gannet colony on Bass Rock. Most of the Puffins had flown off, this being August, but we still saw a few, plus some seals. Caroline,...More

Thank Stevemorg0004
Puffin2000, Public Relations Manager at Scottish Seabird Centre, responded to this reviewResponded August 18, 2016

Hi Steve Thanks for this great review of the Three Islands Seabird Seafari. We agree - the Bass Rock is incredible! Puffins do tend to head back out to sea in early August, but it's great that you saw a few. Your feedback has been...More

Reviewed August 12, 2016

We like coming here for coffee and cakes and sit outside (with a jumper if its a bit windy!). Great gifts and souvenirs too.More

Thank J O
Puffin2000, Public Relations Manager at Scottish Seabird Centre, responded to this reviewResponded August 18, 2016

Hi there Thanks for this five star review - it's great that you love visiting us! It is a lovely spot out on the decking - and good to have a jumper if it is chilly! We hope to see you at the Seabird Centre...More

Reviewed August 12, 2016

We arrived on the ferry, from Anstruther and it had the excitement of coming from much further! Thankfully, the seas were calm: it might have been another tale, had the winds been high! 45 minutes of feeling very much like a seafarer. You pay at...More

Thank Busybee888
Reviewed August 10, 2016 via mobile

Kids loved it, drawing 3D video, drawing, live video feeds, fish tanks.. Telescopes! The cafe and shop are also super, had many a nice cake and coffee. Great fun! We will be back! 🤗More

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Puffin2000, Public Relations Manager at Scottish Seabird Centre, responded to this reviewResponded August 11, 2016

Hi there Thank you for this lovely 5 star review! Great to see that you and your family had so much fun in the Discovery Centre and enjoyed the Seabird Cafe. Your comments have been shared with the team. We will look forward to seeing...More

Reviewed August 8, 2016

Excellent location in the heart of North Berwick. Interesting facts on the local birds etc. Good people and good fun.

Thank Dana V
Puffin2000, Public Relations Manager at Scottish Seabird Centre, responded to this reviewResponded August 11, 2016

Hi Dana Thanks for this excellent 5 star review! It is especially nice of you to comment on the team - your feedback has been shared. Kind regards Laura

Reviewed August 6, 2016 via mobile

Very nice, short boat ride to Bass Rock. The birds are amazing, boat ride is easy and comfortable on a sunny day. I would not recommend this on a wet day unless accommodations are made for the boats in wet weather. Better on a warm...More

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Puffin2000, Public Relations Manager at Scottish Seabird Centre, responded to this reviewResponded August 8, 2016

Hi there Thanks for visiting the Seabird Centre - it's great to read that you enjoyed your boat trip. While it is indeed lovely to head out on a warm day, for the trips on the rigid inflatable boats we have waterproofs and for the...More

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Blaine W
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Response from Puffin2000 | Property representative |
Hi Blaine. Yes, there are toilets on the Seabird Catamaran Cruise (around 1 hour trip) and the Forth Ferry (around 45 minutes each way). There are also toilets on the Isle of May, if you would like to do a landing trip. This... More
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