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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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Freezing but great fun

Always love these trips and thousands of seals to see in February.well worth the money kids enjoyed it too .

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Mandy A
Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom
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Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Always love these trips and thousands of seals to see in February.well worth the money kids enjoyed it too .

Thank Mandy A
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Good value trip and friendly staff. The first time we wanted to go, the water was too choppy so no boats were going out but they gave us a number to call the next day to check they were running so we didn't have a wasted trip. Saw lots of birds and seals, really enjoyed it!

Thank Possesibling
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2017 via mobile

What a fantastic value for money boat trip we had! We saw and experienced everything it promised, the wonderful seals, birds, lighthouses with great commentary from the captain. Enjoyed every minute. Bumped into the owner in town later who went out of his way to ask & make sure we enjoyed it, nice touch. Can't wait to come back for... More 

Thank SmokinChilli007
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2016 via mobile

As it was so sunny, we decided on a last minute drive to Seahouses. What a brilliant day. The booking team were great and it was fantastic to see the Seals. We were well looked after by the team and look forward to a Spring trip to see the Puffins.

Thank Caroline P
Oxford, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2016 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.

Thank oxforddr
Leeds, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2016 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

Thank LeedsTravel-Queen
Dundee, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2016 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

Thank ftvtoh
Birchington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2016

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...

Thank Craig B
Kidderminster, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2016

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 

Thank owsphil
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2016 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.

Thank bearbence

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