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Explore the Magical Farne Islands with Us

At Billy Shiel Farne Island Boats, we’re your gateway to a world of adventure on the stunning Farne Islands. Our range of boat trips offers you a chance to immerse yourself in the beauty and wonder of this unique natural habitat. One of our standout experiences is the Grey Seal Cruise, a 1½-hour journey that promises an unforgettable encounter with these fascinating marine creatures.

Our Grey Seal Cruise takes you on a scenic voyage around all the islands, providing excellent vantage points to observe the nesting birds perched on the majestic cliff faces. Throughout the cruise, our knowledgeable guides provide informative commentary, enriching your journey with insights into the island’s rich wildlife and history.

The star of the show, of course, is the Grey Seals. The Farne Islands are home to an estimated 3 to 4 thousand Grey Seals, making it one of the largest colonies in the UK. You’ll have the opportunity to witness these remarkable creatures in their natural habitat, basking on the rocks and playing in the crystal-clear waters. The spectacle is particularly stunning during low tide when more of the islands are exposed, revealing large numbers of seals.

As an added bonus, the Farne Islands see over a thousand seal pups born each autumn, ensuring that our seal colony continues to thrive. It’s a heart-warming sight that underscores the importance of preserving this precious ecosystem.

Our Grey Seal Cruise is designed to offer excellent value for money and is suitable for all ages. Whether you’re a nature enthusiast, a family looking for an unforgettable outing, or a curious traveller, this cruise promises an experience you’ll cherish all year round.

So, if you’re eager to connect with nature and witness the beauty of the Farne Islands up close, don’t miss the Grey Seal Cruise with Billy Shiel Farne Island Boats.

Join us for an adventure that will leave you with lasting memories and a deep appreciation for the wonders of the natural world.

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