Can You Visit The Farne Islands In Winter?
Can you visit the Farne Islands in winter?
The Farne Islands are a series of islands in northeast England off the coast of Northumberland. Because the islands are home to a variety of seabirds and grey seals, they are a popular destination for nature enthusiasts. Many people believe that the Farne Islands are only accessible during the summer, however they can also be visited in the winter.
It’s important to note, however, that people are not permitted to land on the islands in the winter months, however you can take trips which go around the island so you can take in its glory.
Whilst the birds may have migrated for the winter, the main advantage of visiting the Farne Islands in the winter is the chance to see the seals have their pups. From November to January, you can see them with their pups whilst you take in the stunning scenery.
It’s vital to remember that the weather on the Farne Islands can be unpredictable in the winter, so for the boat trip you should dress warmly and bring waterproof gear. It’s also a good idea to check the weather prediction ahead of time and be prepared for a bumpy boat journey.
At Billy Shiel Farne Island Boats we offer a range of boat trips to Farne Islands such as:
- 1.5 hour Grey Seal Cruise with Seabirds
- Inner Farne Landing Trip
- 2 hour Puffin Seabird Cruise with Seals
- Sunset Cruise
- Holy Island/Lindisfarne
- Staple Landing Trip
To book your place on any of these trips, follow the steps on our website today.