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“Super trip to see the seals”
Review of Beans Boat Trips

Beans Boat Trips
Ranked #1 of 6 things to do in Blakeney
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: A family run business for over 50 years, taking boat trips to see the seals and birds in their natural environment on and around Blakeney Point nature reserve!See the seals or your money back!!
Reviewed September 3, 2013

This trip starts on National Trust property, so there's a car park with a charge. It was good to discover that the disabled Blue Badge is accepted (which cannot be said for most of the coastal car parks in Norfolk). The trip was well organised, and the open boat was fully equipped with safety gear. People on both sides of the boat got to see the seals, as the guide manoeuvred the vessel round to give all passengers a full view. I had just been given a new camera complete with an extra zoom lens. My photos of the seals were outstanding, and I even managed to snap one as its head bobbed up out of the sea. The price was £10 per head, and I thought it was a really good tenner's worth!

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Reviewed August 29, 2013

took the grandchildren for their first glimpse of the seals and the beautiful blakeney point. well organised trip with lots of information.

This is an absolute must for holiday makers...luckily for me its only a short drive from where i live but as i have regular visitors its always something i recommend!

Thank pat w
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Reviewed August 27, 2013

Good value for money, great commentary with lots of humour.
Booking was really easy, just phone them in advance and book then pay when you arrive.

Thank Barry G
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Reviewed August 27, 2013

We went on one of the boat trips to see the seals on Blakeny Point and it was a great experience, the crew are very knowledgeable, friendly and happy to answer any questions. This is a trip that really should be done whilst in Norfolk but I would definitely pre-book as they get really busy.

Thank Home H
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Reviewed August 23, 2013

This was such a great experience! The seals were adorable, and there was plenty of time to enjoy looking at them, and photographing them, as the boat shuttled up and down the stretch of headland where the seals were basking. The boats get pretty close to the seals, but we still enjoyed using our binoculars as well as the naked eye.

Our boat was scheduled for 6.15pm, and we got there in plenty of time, as advised, but there was a delay so we didn't leave until 6.45pm. We didn't really mind though, enjoying a stroll around the Quay in the fine evening sunshine.

I don't know about the other companies who offer the Seal Trips, but certainly Beans allow you to take your dog on the boat.

Be careful where you park - we had parked very near to the Bean boat departure point, right on the front of the Quay, and (with high tide due at 8.04pm) our return from the trip at 7.45pmish was only just in time, as the water was just seeping towards our front wheels!!!

Thank Heather J
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