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Billy Shiel's Boat Trips

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4 Southfield Avenue, Seahouses NE68 7YT, England
+44 1665 720308
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Uncomfortable

We have been on the Holy Island trip via Farne Islands today, a perfect day for a trip by boat. We... read more

Reviewed yesterday
KarenA_9
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Newcastle-under-Lyme, United Kingdom
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Boat trip to the Farne Islands

Booked at short notice buying tickets from their sales booth in the town centre.Very enjoyable boat... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Jon S
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Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
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“staple island” (85 reviews)
“inner farne” (193 reviews)
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4 Southfield Avenue, Seahouses NE68 7YT, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We have been on the Holy Island trip via Farne Islands today, a perfect day for a trip by boat. We booked the previous day and took our dog, for a four hour outing costing £25 per person. We thought mid September would be not...More

Thank KarenA_9
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Booked at short notice buying tickets from their sales booth in the town centre.Very enjoyable boat trip with clear commentary and covering all the interesting aspects of the islands.

Thank Jon S
Reviewed 2 days ago

this was cancelled the first time we turned up - due to weather - but when we came the next day with worse weather the trip was on - the company used 2 boats for the same trip but the one we were on was...More

Thank bernadette r
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We loved this trip, it was reasonably priced, not too crowded and the commentary was very informative. We had a great view of the basking seals and the dolphins, unfortunately it was too late in the season for the nesting birds, on another visit we...More

Thank Graham O
Reviewed 6 days ago

We took the trip which included sailing around all the islands and a one hour visit to the main island. We saw lots of grey seals (wrong time of year for the birds) and the captain steered us quite close to them. There was also...More

Thank Mudeford123
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We booked a grey seal watching boat trip and it was worth every penny. We loved every second. The captain/pilot steered us through strong winds and at times slightly choppy seas perfectly. The added snippets of local knowledge pointing out points of intetest brought everything...More

Thank Joanne B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took advantage of the good weather on the first day of our hols and did the 90 minute cruise around the Farne Islands. Dogs made to feel very welcome with biscuits and water offered by the crew. Very informative commentary and a chance to see...More

Thank jocrad
Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the trip to the Holy Island which passed by the bird colony and the seal island. We were given plenty of time at both locations to take photographs and to view the birds and seals. The seals were in the sea around the...More

Thank Andydjp
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited Seahouses to specifically see the wildlife at the Farne Islands. Boat trip was reasonably priced, although the weather was bad, we had a great time, saw lots of the wildlife, seals in particular, up close. The islands are beautiful and would really recommend this...More

Thank Jane C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Out of bird nesting season the trip is focussed on the experience of being out among the islands and closeup seal views. Experience was good value and we had total confidence in the expert boat handling. The commentary is from a local sailor rather than...More

Thank TJCLeicester
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J S
19 July 2017|
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Response from Bombshell88 | Property representative |
Hello, if you select either option on the booking form you will see that it is to select a different time of year so you select the month you wish to visit. This is because the sailing times differ in that particular band... More
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Laura B
22 June 2017|
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Response from Bombshell88 | Property representative |
Hello Laura, if you pick a day when the boat is scheduled as Ocean Explorer - this is a 12 seater high speed Rhib so there are no toilets on board. If you sail on Glad Tidings for the Pelagic then it would be Glad Tidings 5... More
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rickarch
20 March 2017|
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Response from SkipperMicky |
We run trips to land on the islands at 10am, 11am, 12pm, 1pm and 2pm. We also run sail around trips at 10.30am, 12pm, 1.30pm and 3pm. We also run an all day bird watching trip that leaves at 9.30am and returns between 4 and... More
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