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Billy Shiel's Boat Trips

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4 Southfield Avenue, Seahouses NE68 7YT, England
+44 1665 720308
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Great couple hours, puffins have gone by this time of year, but still plenty to see, great views of... read more

Reviewed January 7, 2018
via mobile
Well worth a trip and staff helpful

I took my elderly father and aunt to see the puffins. Both had mobility problems so the trip needed... read more

Reviewed December 27, 2017
London, United Kingdom
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4 Southfield Avenue, Seahouses NE68 7YT, England
+44 1665 720308
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Reviewed January 7, 2018 via mobile

Great couple hours, puffins have gone by this time of year, but still plenty to see, great views of Seahouses as the boat makes it way to the Farne islands, still plenty of birds to see, on the cliffs, and the seals asleep on the...More

Thank Baquus
Reviewed December 27, 2017 via mobile

I took my elderly father and aunt to see the puffins. Both had mobility problems so the trip needed careful planning. The company were very helpful, patiently answering questions and looking after us so that the trip became possible despite their mobility issues. TIP: if...More

Thank hazelbate
Reviewed December 12, 2017 via mobile

Made a very last minute decision to squeeze in a boat trip to see the seals and the sceneries of the Farne Islands. Despite the very short notice I provided, the boat was prepared in time for our scheduled trip. The skipper really made an...More

Thank PeteTanTheMag
Reviewed December 9, 2017 via mobile

Although out of season we managed two trips out to the Farne Islands this week. William and then Michael took us out and we had a fabulous time. They managed to get us very close into a really sheltered beach where seal Mums were teaching...More

Thank Anne L
Reviewed November 16, 2017 via mobile

Mikey took us out on Glad Tidings V11 for a days Diving. Been out with Mikey and his team before and nothing is too much trouble and great banter on the boat. Great asset to his company. Diving around the Farnes is fantastic. Been with...More

Thank Team-Rock
Reviewed November 14, 2017

We weren't sure about this idea for a November trip with a toddler, but we got unexpectedly fine weather, dressed up warm and waterproof and loved (almost) every minute. It was our 2 year olds first trip on a boat, so the first 10mins on...More

Thank Steve W
Reviewed November 13, 2017 via mobile

I’ve booked group trips with William for the last 2 years, always had a brilliant time and diving, this year a few of us wanted to come up for a day to dive with the seals. William was very accommodating, we had the best dives...More

Thank Wetsuitphil
Reviewed November 8, 2017 via mobile

We had a super time on this lovely friendly boat trip from the scenic harbour of Seahouses to the even more scenic Farne Islands. This is a whole hearted endorsement if your in the area it’s a must do! .The company run a number of...More

Thank Bwspears
Reviewed November 6, 2017

A good boat trip to see the farne islands and their wild life the captain was extremely knowledgeable a pointed out lots of interesting places and wild life. We saw lots of birds and grey seals and their pups one being born pretty much as...More

Reviewed November 6, 2017 via mobile

Had been booked for a weekend of diving for months and on the weekend itself the weather was cruel. We were one of only two boats that went out this particular Saturday and both were Billy’s boats. Billy was our skipper and despite the rough...More

Thank RichardEllis70
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Questions & Answers
July 18, 2017|
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Response from Bombshell88 | Property representative |
Hello, if you select either option on the booking form you will see that it is to select a different time of year so you select the month you wish to visit. This is because the sailing times differ in that particular band... More
Laura B
June 21, 2017|
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Response from Bombshell88 | Property representative |
Hello Laura, if you pick a day when the boat is scheduled as Ocean Explorer - this is a 12 seater high speed Rhib so there are no toilets on board. If you sail on Glad Tidings for the Pelagic then it would be Glad Tidings 5... More
March 19, 2017|
Response from SkipperMicky |
We run trips to land on the islands at 10am, 11am, 12pm, 1pm and 2pm. We also run sail around trips at 10.30am, 12pm, 1.30pm and 3pm. We also run an all day bird watching trip that leaves at 9.30am and returns between 4 and... More