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Explore The Majestic Grey Seals With Our Trips

Embark on a breath-taking adventure with Billy Shiel Farne Island Boats Limited and discover the enchanting world of the Farne Islands’ resident Grey Seals. Our 1.5-hour Grey Seal Cruise with Seabirds offers an unparalleled opportunity to witness these magnificent creatures in their natural habitat, surrounded by the stunning coastal beauty of the Northumberland coast.

Join us throughout the year, weather permitting, for an unforgettable journey that promises new experiences with each season. From May to the end of July, marvel at the thousands of nesting seabirds that call the Farne Islands home, including the beloved Puffins. Witness the bustling activity of the breeding season as seabirds such as Guillemots, Terns, Kittiwakes, Shags, and Cormorants create a vibrant tapestry of life on the islands.

During the winter months, from late October to January, delight in the heart-warming sight of baby seals during the seal pupping season. Experience the joy of observing these adorable creatures as they take their first steps in the world.

Our Grey Seal Cruise with Seabirds offers an immersive experience that caters to nature enthusiasts of all ages. Whether you’re a seasoned wildlife enthusiast or simply looking for a memorable outing with family and friends, our cruises promise excitement and wonder at every turn.

You may also like our 2-hour Puffin Seabird Cruise with Seals, where you’ll witness the charming return of Puffins to the Farne Islands from the end of March, with numbers varying until they settle down for nesting in mid-April. The Puffins start to bid farewell to the islands at the end of July/beginning of August, marking the end of another captivating season on the Farne Islands.

Additionally, don’t miss out on our Inner Farne Landing Trip, lasting approximately 2½ – 3 hours, including one hour spent on Inner Farne. Please allocate 3 hours in your schedule. This tour includes a cruise around all the Farne Islands, viewing the seabirds on the cliff faces, visiting the Grey Seal colonies, and retracing the route Grace Darling and her father took during their heroic rescue in 1838. A full commentary is provided en-route, and the boat stops at Inner Farne for one hour.

We are now taking 2024 bookings! Book your adventure today and embark on a journey to remember with Billy Shiel Farne Island Boats Limited. Join us as we explore the captivating world of Grey Seals and seabirds on the beautiful Farne Islands.

Billy Shiel's Boat Trips