Sailing every day, weather permitting. Masks are recommended but not mandatory. Inner Farne is open for 1 hour landings with restricted numbers on our Inner Farne trip - pre-booking is essential. Online booking recommended for all trips.

Our journey since 1918


It was only in the late 1930’s that the business as we see it today really got going. Billy Shiel joined his father at the age of 14 years and now Billy Shiel’s Farne Island Boat Trips have been operating out of Seahouses for over 60 years. Today, truly a family tradition, the business is led by Billy Shiel Junior, otherwise known as just William. The business which started with a simple open Northumbrian coble has now grown to 11 boat, 8 Glad Tidings, 2 St Cuthbert boats and our high speed Rhib Ocean Explorer.

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