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Puffin Spotting Tours

Have the experience of a lifetime with our puffin spotting toursĀ 

Puffins, with their colourful beaks and endearing waddle, are among the world’s most beloved seabirds. These adorable creatures capture both bird enthusiasts and explorers, making puffin spotting expeditions a popular and unique experience.

At Billy Shiel Farne Island Boats our Puffin Seabird Cruise with Seals tour is a popular choice

Your Skipper will transport you back in time to follow the path Grace Darling and her father took during their dramatic rescue in 1838. Throughout theĀ trip, our knowledgeable Skipper and Crew provide a detailed commentary and are available to answer any questions.

This tour offers plenty of opportunities to see the abundant bird life that nests on these gorgeous islands during the breeding season, which runs from May until the end of July. Lasting two hours, you can see the likes of, Cormorants, Kittiwakes, Arctic Terns, Guillemots, Shags Razorbills, Eider Ducks and Puffins.

The fantastic Grey Seal Colony is also visited on the cruise. The Farne Islands are home to an estimated 3 to 4 thousand Grey Seals, and considerable numbers can be seen basking on the rocks, especially during low tide when more of the Isles are visible. The colony is growing in size, with over a thousand Seal pups born each autumn/winter.

As well as this tour, we also offer plenty of other opportunities such as:

To secure your place on any of our cruises or trips, follow the steps and book today!

Billy Shiel's Boat Trips