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Billy Shiel's Boat Trips

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Address: 4 Southfield Avenue, Seahouses NE68 7YT, England
Phone Number: 01665 720 308
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Seal trip

Went on the last trip on Monday 22 Aug for an hour and half to see the seals. Very informative and the passengers went àaaahhh when we saw the seals. There were lots on the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Roselyn2014
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Durham, United Kingdom
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Durham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Went on the last trip on Monday 22 Aug for an hour and half to see the seals. Very informative and the passengers went àaaahhh when we saw the seals. There were lots on the island and lots bobbing in the sea. We had great weather conditions to go out to sea and I would definitely recommend this trip.

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Jarrow, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Sailed out to see the seals and was taken a back by how wonderful the Northumberland coast can be. The views of Bamburgh and the rolling coast is outstanding then sailing and negotiating the islands was something else. The seals were there in their full glory and were a sight to be seen, highly recommended to any visitor heading up... More 

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Thank getcarter74
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53 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We really enjoyed our recent seal trip, the seals were so close to the boat and the tour guide was just informative enough,

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Thank Sapphire2829
Godalming
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Hard to describe how poorly I was treated. Booked a hardboat specifically as I wanted to take my (non/diving) girlfriend to see the seals whilst I went diving. Turned up bang on time, only to be told that he didn't want to put all the divers on a hardboat so we'd be going on a rib instead. I'd even enjoyed... More 

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Thank Simsterxx
North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Took an hour and a half afternoon trip around the Farne Islands. The lady we spoke to on the phone was helpful and the trip itself was great; the commentary from the skipper was interesting and he circled around a lot whenever we saw seals to make sure everyone got a good look. Sadly most of the seabirds had left... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

What a fantastic experience this was! The diving was very good with viz of 8-10m and lots of seals buzzing around. The boat crew were excellent on Glad Tidings 7 and put us in with the seals on both dives. If you want to dive with seals I can recommend these guys.

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Thank Peter B
Bedford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Booked tickets online and probably advisable as it looked as though the two boats were pretty full, Fabulous trip to the Farne islands and although we did not land it was still worth the visit to see the abundance of bird life and seals, on route we were also lucky enough to see several bottle nosed dolphins and the boat... More 

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Cork, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Went with family and young friends(aged 4 and 9) on the 1 1/2 tour seal sightseeing and round the islands tour. I e-mailed in advance and the lovely ticket staff checked our requirements. From being guided and welcomed aboard by friendly crew our trip was accompanied by an interesting and informative commentary. Plenty of photo-ops. A happy boat of tourists... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful day to see the seals. The guide was very informative. Smooth crossing and plenty of space on the boat.

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Hinckley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What a way to spend a lovely sunny day. The commentary was just sufficient to allow you to enjoy a peaceful trip, the sea was smooth and there were plenty of seals both swimming and basking on the rocks. The hour spent on the island was just about right and we found the National Trust staff very informative and their... More 

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