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Address: 4 Southfield Avenue, Seahouses NE68 7YT, England
Phone Number: +44 1665 720308
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Friendly and safe. Dolphins

Safe care on and off boat. Visited Farne isles on a sunny winterday. 1800 Baby seals are a routine to Billy but a superpod of 40 dolphins playing with the boat was a delightful... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Safe care on and off boat. Visited Farne isles on a sunny winterday. 1800 Baby seals are a routine to Billy but a superpod of 40 dolphins playing with the boat was a delightful extra for all of us. Puffins etc are summer visitors to the isles but i loved the seals. Thank you Billy.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a fantastic day did the grey seals tour. Saw literally hundreds of seals. It was well worth £15 for the hour and a half trip

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a family week at sea houses and booked a trip at billy Shiel's boat trips had a great few hours touring the island and seeing the seals puffing's and some great sites from the boat. The crew were a mind of information about the area and answered any questions brought up well worth a visit

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Birchington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Used the boat for both days diving and loved it. Friendly crew that help you on and off the vessel. Good dive briefs and extra weight on board for less experienced divers (approx 2kg over your normal weight)! Pay the extra pound for cylinder fills (£5) and they are on the boat ready for you the next day. Thanks guys...

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Kidderminster, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As I have already reviewed The Farne Islands I will keep this very specific to our experience with Billy Shiels - or even more specifically to our experience with the Skipper and mate of the boat we were on. Bear with me, this may seem long-winded but hopefully it will prove relevant. We visited with our Grandson Jack and took... More 

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Thank owsphil
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great trip round the Farne Islands. Very informative commentary. The views are spectacular and the amount of seals and birds is amazing.

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Carnforth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just happened to visit Seahouses today and spotted the trips to the Farne Islands. It is some 30 years since we last did this trip. What fantastic time we had. The weather was wonderful for November, sea was calm and the commentary was very interesting. Obviously the nesting birds had departed to warmer climates but we were still shown some... More 

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Staffordshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed this boat trip very much ,weather was lovely for the end of October and the sea very calm. Although not much bird life at this time of year we enjoyed seeing all of the seals and there pups. The commentary was excellent very informative.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Have used this place a number or times now when we go diving without any issues. Skippers all have a vast knowledge of the sea and conditions. Can't comment on the non diving trip side but I would be surprised if these also don't get top marks. Highly recommended to use these

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016 via mobile

Fantastic trip around the Farne Islands and great commentary on board. Beautiful close up views of the seals and pups - a real highlight. We landed on the Farne Islands and enjoyed a short talk about the history of the islands. My son who is 13 years old said it was the best afternoon of the holiday. Look forward to... More 

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