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Explore Our Puffin Seabird Trips And The Inner Farne Trips

As May ushers in the nesting season, there’s no better time to embark on an unforgettable adventure with Billy Shiel Farne Island Boats Limited. Nestled off the Northumberland coast, the Farne Islands are a haven for wildlife enthusiasts, offering unparalleled opportunities to witness nature’s marvels up close.

One of the signature trips offered by Billy Shiel Farne Island Boats Limited is the 2-hour Puffin Seabird Cruise with Seals. This captivating journey not only treats visitors to the enchanting sights of puffins but also takes them on a remarkable tour of the Grey Seal Colony. With an estimated population of 3 to 4 thousand Grey Seals, the Farne Islands boast a thriving community of these majestic creatures. During the cruise, guests can witness large numbers of seals basking on the rocks, particularly at low tide when more of the islands are revealed. Moreover, the colony’s strength is evident in the over a thousand seal pups born each Autumn and Winter, a testament to the flourishing ecosystem of the region.

For those seeking a deeper immersion into the island’s natural wonders, the Inner Farne Landing Trip is a must-try experience. This excursion transports visitors to Inner Farne, a National Trust Bird Sanctuary teeming with diverse avian species including puffins, guillemots, terns, shags, cormorants, and kittiwakes.

The journey encompasses a comprehensive cruise around all the Farne Islands, allowing guests to marvel at the seabirds adorning the cliff faces and observe the Grey Seal colonies in their element. Additionally, the tour retraces the footsteps of Grace Darling and her father, commemorating their heroic rescue in 1838. Throughout the trip, knowledgeable commentary enriches the experience, providing insights into the island’s rich history and the fascinating behaviours of its inhabitants. With a one-hour stop at Inner Farne, visitors have ample time to explore this sanctuary and create lasting memories amidst the breath-taking natural scenery.

So, as May heralds the onset of the nesting season, we invite you to take on adventurers that offer unparalleled encounters with the diverse wildlife inhabiting the Farne Islands. Whether marvelling at puffins in flight or witnessing the serene beauty of Grey Seal colonies, these trips promise an immersive and unforgettable experience in the heart of nature’s splendour.

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