Grey Seal Cruise Trip

COVID 19 During this time we are operating with reduced numbers.  From the 19th of July, face coverings/masks are not mandatory but are recommended.  Do not sail if you or your family are showing any symptoms of Covid 19.   We cannot accept responsibility for any subsequent Covid – 19 infections.

These trips sail all year round, weather permitting.

Child prices are for age 5-15.  Under 5’s are classed as infants. No concessions.  For School/youth group bookings, please contact us direct – school group rate £12pp.

Dogs are permitted on this trip.

This is a great opportunity to spend more time viewing the true residents of the Farnes, our large colony of Grey Seals.

During the breeding season from May to the end of July you also have the opportunity to view the thousands of nesting birds at the Farne Islands which include Puffins, Guillemots, Terns, Kittiwakes, Shags and Cormorants.

Our 1½ hour cruise sails around all of the islands giving good views of the nesting birds on the cliff faces and viewing the Grey Seals at several vantage points along with an informative commentary throughout.

There are an estimated 3 to 4 thousand Grey Seals at the Farne Islands and large numbers can be counted basking on the rocks, especially at low water when more of the Islands are exposed. With over a thousand Seal pups born each Autumn our colony is growing strong. This trip gives excellent value for money and is suitable for all ages and available all year round.

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.