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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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Fabulous Sunset Cruise

We have been on Billy's boat trips many times and they have always been excellent whether landing... read more

Reviewed today
Roger B
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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
Great firm, super trip

This company are so helpful. Booked boat in advance but had to cancel one ticket due to illness... read more

Reviewed yesterday
MagsJC
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4 Southfield Avenue, Seahouses NE68 7YT, England
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Reviewed today

We have been on Billy's boat trips many times and they have always been excellent whether landing on the Farne's to bird watch or bobbing around watching the seals. The evening sunset cruise was simply outstanding, great weather helped but the lads on the boat...More

Thank Roger B
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This company are so helpful. Booked boat in advance but had to cancel one ticket due to illness. Arrived in Seahouses but was panicking as I couldn't find anywhere to park. Rang the firm and a lady directed me by phone to a suitable parking...More

Thank MagsJC
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Reviewed yesterday

Visited the Inner Farne Islands. Unfortunately most of the puffins had gone but we were still lucky enough to see a few. The boat trip was great with a very knowledgeable captain. We stopped at Inner Farne where we had an hour. It was a...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Did the 1.5 hour tour. Saw plenty seals, puffins , cormorants and kittiwakes. Commentary was only in deep Geordie. No English. It did what it said on the tin. Quite pricey. I worked out the gross revenue on our boat load must have been about...More

1  Thank Mandelbrot
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A boat trip to the Farne islands is a must. Who doesn’t want to go and see the seals and birds, boat trip was well organised with good commentary. Boat was nice and clean and the staff were pleasant helping people on and off the...More

1  Thank -Scott-Davidson999
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We have just returned from a coach trip to Northumbria, and our driver arranged a trip around the Farne Islands with Billy Shiel's. What a great trip with a full commentary throughout the journey, and we even got to experience the crew carrying out a...More

Thank Ratherbegolfing367
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We have been coming up to Northumberland for years and have never done the farne islands so this year we said we would definitely do it and so glad we did. We chose to do a landing trip as we are national trust members and...More

Thank Alison B
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We wanted to visit the Farne islands and see the diverse birds and animals that inhabit this area. We were pleasantly surprised at the quality of the knowledge given to us during our boat trip including the various islands and the different birds. The staff...More

Thank Suraiya84
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Fantastic trip around the islands the skipper was very informative and friendly as was his crew . Would recommend this trip highly .

Thank dave s
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Great trip to Lindisfarne. Well organised trip with ample time on the island to visit the castle and the village. Friendly and informative crew on the boat. Such an amazing location.

Thank gill17a
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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
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derek s
16 April 2018|
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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
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Pingue1982
13 April 2018|
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Response from Rosebud138 | Reviewed this property |
sorry can't help you, just used mobile phone, pretty good pics of the seals but not so good on the birds.
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