Birdwatch Cruise


Sorry this trip is only available by prior arrangement/private hire

Child prices are for age 5-15. Under 5’s travel free. No concessions.

Due to the time spent on board, dogs are not permitted on this trip.

This non-landing Bird Watch Cruise lasts approximately 3 hours depending on conditions.

This extended non-landing trip allows extra time to view and photograph the abundance of bird life which nests out at the Farne Islands between May and July.

Where possible, the boat will be anchored to allow extra viewing and photographic opportunities.

Highlights include views of Puffins, Guillemots, Shags, Cormorants, Kittiwakes, Arctic Terns, Razorbills and Eider Ducks.

The tour also includes a visit to the Grey Seal colonies and we follow the route Grace Darling and her father took during their heroic rescue in 1838.

A full commentary is given en route and our knowledgeable crew are available to answer any questions.

Booking Conditions

The duration of our trips is approximate only and depends on a number of factors including weather and sea conditions. We reserve the right to cancel any of our trips if we deem the weather and/or sea conditions unsuitable for sailing. If trips are cancelled for any reason, you will be offered a different date/trip or receive a full refund. You may change/cancel bookings no later than 24 hours in advance for a full refund. Refunds are processed through our booking system to the card from which you made payment.

If you do not receive a confirmation for your trip please check your spam/junk and telephone us on 01665 720308/720316.

Please check in and collect your tickets from Billy Shiel’s Booking office at Seahouses Harbour NE68 7RN no later than 30 minutes before sailing. You will then be given instructions as to when, where and which boat to board. Please follow instructions to ensure you board the correct vessel as multiple companies and vessels use the same boarding point.

Please act responsibly on our vessels and follow our safety procedures. Children must not be allowed to climb on the sides of the boat and must be under parental/guardian supervision at all times.

Any belongings brought onto our trips are the responsibility of the owner and we can not be held accountable for breakages or lost/stolen items.

Safe access is provided for the embarkation and disembarkation on our trips but we can not be held accountable for any actions where due caution and restraint has not been undertaken.