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Billy Shiel's Boat Trips

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4 Southfield Avenue, Seahouses NE68 7YT, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A group of us had booked the boat for a weekend of diving with the seals. At first the weather looked against us, but we did get 2 days diving in, and it was the best I've ever had on the Farnes. Skipper, William, got...More

1  Thank Chaz-b98
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent service and guaranteed seals. Everything you need for a great trip. Booked with them again already for next year. Highly recommended

1  Thank E7669UHtimm
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a great day out. We took the Grey Seal trip on 2 consecutive days because we enjoyed the first one so much. I’m so pleased we did because on the second trip, the extremely knowledgeable crew gave us the option of taking a detour...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really enjoyed getting out to see the seals and the stunning farne islsnds, but slightly disappointed at a few things: boat was bigger than expected so didn't get quite as close as thought we would; boat was pretty full too so it was a challenge...More

1  Thank Christina A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went on the 13-00 trip today, 2 adults, 2 kids and 2 dogs, well worth the money and a very informative trip.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Booked this trip to sea seals and we weren't disappointed. We also saw the first fluffy white pups of the season. Worth every penny. The 8 & 12 year old loved it too.

Thank RowleyJo
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Just had two days of diving on Glad Tidings VII. Michael, Steve and Reese did an excellent job of putting us on sites with great underwater scenery and wonderful seal encounters. They don't shout about their knowledge but if you take some time to pick...More

2  Thank Nigel B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a trip on the Glad Tidings last Thursday and we were taken out to the Farnes to see the seals, including one pup, and the Lomgstone Lighthouse. On the way back we were very fortunate to see dolphins all around us. What should have...More

1  Thank Rosemary B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went on the £15 boat trip to see the grey seals and it was great getting so close. But on the journey back Terry spotted the signs that there were dolphins in the area. We slowed down and were treated to one of the...More

1  Thank Reillybunch
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went on the grey seal trip for £15 per person and this trip was great value for money! The tour guides were good and informative. The seals were on many islands as we passed around many of the Farne Islands and also given history...More

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Lavinia S
4 September 2018|
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Response from Bombshell88 | Property representative |
Hello Lavina, Yes, dogs are welcome on our Holy Island trips. Regards, Rachel Shiel
Ellen W
4 August 2018|
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Response from Bombshell88 | Property representative |
Hello Ellen, As the harbour is tidal, all boats are only accessible during high tide when they can embark and disembark at the harbour slipway rather than the steep stone staircase at the end of the pier. I would recommend... More
derek s
16 April 2018|
Response from Bombshell88 | Property representative |
Hello Derek, Sorry for the late reply. Yes it advisable to book ahead for May but a week in advance should suffice. The quietest time to sail is in the afternoon on the 2 pm or 3 pm sailings but it very much depends which... More