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Billy Shiel's Boat Trips

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Address: 4 Southfield Avenue, Seahouses NE68 7YT, England
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+44 1665 720308
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Puffin magic

Went on a trip to inner Farne, didn't expect a tour of all the islands and seals etc. Knowledgable captain told us all about the history and wildlife. £15 per adult was a total... read more

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Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

Had a good 4 hour trip on a quiet boat to the Holy Isle. The tide was turning on the way out so was pretty wavy but exciting! Does get breezy so waterproof or warm clothes needed. Saw lots of birds and seals and the was given time to watch them. We did get some information about the wildlife but... More 

Thank Helen L
Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Went on a trip to inner Farne, didn't expect a tour of all the islands and seals etc. Knowledgable captain told us all about the history and wildlife. £15 per adult was a total bargain. It rained and we still had an amazing time, next time pack waterproof trousers. Take binoculars 8x magnification is good but as the wildlife is... More 

1 Thank BSEscott
Hawick, United Kingdom
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369 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 164 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Went out with the extended family and had a good trip to the bird sanctuary and to see the seals. The boat was modern and comfortable and the trip worthwhile. A must do if in the area. Don't forget a hat and coat, it can get breezy and sometimes cold.

Thank Kevin A
Gloucester, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited Staple and Inner Farne. Trip out in the morning was fine, though when we left Staple extra people were loaded on to the boat so we were then jammed packed. So full people were sitting on areas were safety jackets were stored, if there was a problem there would of been a health and safety problem. Trip was great... More 

Thank Gloucsj
Warrington, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We went out to see the birds on the outer islands 1st then landed for an hour on Inner Farne. Artic terns all along the path from the boat on to the island attacking people, hat a good idea but umbrella even safer. Further across the island away from the Terns so many Puffins so great to see these birds.... More 

Thank Wendy S
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The weather this week has been a blessing and when we took the trip out to the Farne's it was amazing to see the dolphins - vid will go to you tube shortly. The sanctuary was packed with thousands of birds and the crew were very informative whilst sailing. Great work!!

1 Thank Russel A
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We as a family group of eleven had a brilliant time last weekend. We saw all the usual seabirds as well as seals and a pod of Dolphins who provided a magnificent display. Truly awe inspiring trip. Thankyou

Thank Angela R
Muscat Governorate, Oman
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161 reviews
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The team behind managing this company are great in terms of booking to making your safe trip back to the mainland. The understanding and the professional service offered by the office at the harbor and on board the boat was really good despite the fact the boat was crowded with tourists. I advise to book ahead if you want to... More 

Thank Ardementozo
England, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A wonderful trip! Billy Shiels boat trips operate from the small port of Seahouses in Northumberland. The boats visit the Farne Islands, a scattered group of low isles 2 miles off the coast. The islands are famous for nesting seabirds. The boats ferry birdwatchers to Inner Farne and to Staples Island - landing is permitted on both islands for an... More 

Thank Scepticalbastar... S
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I was most fortunate to choose one of the most sunny days of early April 2017 to take this boat trip to the Farne Zislands & stop off on Inner Farne Island. The bird life was breathtaking. The crew were brilliant in terms of their great local information, their friendliness, and most hospitable manner towards all on board the small... More 

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