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Puffin Spotting Experience Tours

Experience the Puffin Spotting Tours at Billy Shiel Farne Island Boats!

As the sun sets on the summer season, so does the chance to witness the enchanting world of puffins on the Farne Islands. With only a few weeks left before these charming birds bid adieu to their breeding grounds, now is the perfect time to embark on our unforgettable Puffin Spotting Tours at Billy Shiel Farne Island Boats.

A Spectacular Journey Around the Farne Islands

For two blissful hours, you’ll set sail around the picturesque Farne Islands, taking in breath taking views of this natural haven without landing. As you cruise through the azure waters, be prepared to witness an awe-inspiring display of birdlife that calls these magnificent islands home during the breeding season from May till the end of July.

A Tapestry of Avian Delights

The highlights of this extraordinary journey include captivating encounters with puffins, guillemots, shags, cormorants, kittiwakes, arctic terns, razorbills, and eider ducks. The Farne Islands’ diverse ecosystem offers a veritable feast for birdwatchers and nature enthusiasts alike, creating cherished memories that will last a lifetime.

Meet the Endearing Grey Seal Colony

But the wonders don’t end with the avian residents. The cruise also takes you to the Grey Seal Colony, where an estimated 3 to 4 thousand grey seals reside on the Farne Islands. Basking on the rocks, especially during low water when more of the islands are exposed, these charismatic creatures enchant visitors with their playful antics. With over a thousand seal pups born each autumn/winter, the colony is thriving and adds to the allure of this unique experience.

A Journey Back in Time: Grace Darling’s Heroic Rescue

As you traverse the sparkling waters, your skilled Skipper will regale you with captivating tales from the past. Prepare to be transported back in time as you follow the route of Grace Darling and her father during their heroic rescue in 1838. This poignant history adds an extra layer of depth to an already extraordinary voyage.

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Get ready for an unforgettable adventure at Billy Shiel Farne Island Boats this August! As the summer season reaches its peak, we are thrilled to offer an array of exciting experiences. Embark on our Grey Seal Cruises, where you’ll have the chance to witness these magnificent creatures in their natural habitat, surrounded by the breath taking beauty of the Farne Islands. For those seeking enchanting moments, our Sunset trips promise captivating views as the sun dips below the horizon. Additionally, don’t miss out on the Holy Island trips, where history and natural wonders converge. Please welcome our new arrival, Farne’s Lass, the new addition to our Billy Shiel’s family. She’s taken a few years to arrive but I hope you’ll agree she was worth the wait. Sailing every day, weather permitting.

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