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Billy Shiel's Boat Trips

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“inner farne”(230 reviews)
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4 Southfield Avenue, Seahouses NE68 7YT, England
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All reviews staple island inner farne great trip glad tidings national trust farne islands grey seals seal trip hour trip bird life billy shiel holy island landing fee both sides arctic terns two hours grace darling
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great boat trip to the island. Clear and informative guided tour from the skipper. 1 hour landing on Inner Farne, which was enough to get a good sense of things and to see the sea birds up close. Recommended.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Mike A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Loved the boat trip. Saw loads of seals and amazing birds. The driver gave a guided tour with stories and pointed out different bird species.. Highly recommended... Don't forget your hat, it's windy!

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank nataliej879
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went for the 3 hr trip with an island landing. The sea was too rough and we had to turn back. No one's fault but gods. However, we got a seat on the boat and they asked us to get off and catch the next...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Bombshell88, Public Relations Manager at Billy Shiel's Boat Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello, sorry for your disappointment, as you say, in the lap of the gods. Hope to welcome you back in finer weather.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

1.5 hour trip round the Farne Islands on Glad Tidings 8. Informative trip and we saw the first Puffins of the season. Plenty of other birds too. Great value at £15 per adult. A must do if you are visiting this area.

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Bit choppy but very pleasant tour. Seals, sea birds and even saw a couple of puffins. Interesting information on Grace Darling.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Ian h
Reviewed March 5, 2019

Me & my girlfriend took the boat trip out to the Farne Islands on Saturday in early March & while we were disappointed it was too early to see the puffins, it was made up for by seeing a lot of birds in their natural...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed February 25, 2019

We had a great trip out on Glad Tidings. The crewe were very friendly and pointed out anything of interest as we went around the Islands. We were very lucky and the weather was brilliant for our trip. Very calm and bright sunshine. Lots of...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Thorny61
Reviewed February 25, 2019

Enjoyed the grey seal cruise! Courteous experienced skippers with well maintained clean boats. Will return to take the Pelagic tour later in year to see larger mammals and hopefully a humpback whale!

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank alex d
Reviewed February 23, 2019 via mobile

We really weren’t planning on having a boat trip in February but on seeing a friendly face in the kiosk, we chanced our luck. The boys were desperate to see some seals so off we went on their 1.5hr trip round the beautiful Farne Islands....More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Annalisa3616
Reviewed February 23, 2019 via mobile

We went out on glad tidings 8 on Thursday. We had a fab time. Was our first time at sea so we were nervous. (our kid was in a life jacket) the crewman on deck was amazing. He reassured us everything was fine and engaged...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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April 11, 2019|
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Response from Bombshell88 | Property representative |
Hello, there are basic chemical toilets on board. In total the boat part of the trip lasts 1.5 hours so the bulk of the trip is spent on the islands with 2 hours on Staple Island and 2 hours on Inner Farne. There are no... More
Corinna P
February 28, 2019|
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Response from Bombshell88 | Property representative |
Hello Corinna, Yes, all of the above. On a calm day there'd no reason why our boats wouldn't be suitable. The only one of our boats I wouldn't recommend during pregnancy is our high speed Rhib Ocean Explorer but this does... More