Holy Island/Lindisfarne

Advance booking is recommended for this trip

Scheduled trips available Easter Holidays. May – October. This trip is only available on the scheduled dates and times due to tidal restrictions at Holy Island/Lindisfarne.

Child prices are for age 5-15.  Under 5’s are classed as infants. No concessions. Dogs are welcome on this trip.

This excellent, unforgettable trip is onboard one of our new, modern, double decker boat, Farne’s Lass/Farne’s Maiden with toilet facilities and full expert commentary. The trip lasts approximately 4.5 hours including 2 hours spent on the Holy island/Lindisfarne.

Departing from Seahouses, we sail around the Farne Islands to view the many nesting sea birds and Grey Seals before sailing up the coast to Holy Island/Lindisfarne. The journey to and from Holy Island provides a good opportunity to see porpoise and dolphins.

The boat reaches Holy Island at high tide when the island is cut off from the mainland so that the true peace and tranquillity of island life can be experienced. Two hours are spent ashore, allowing time to explore this historic island. Popular places to visit are the Lindisfarne Priory (English Heritage), Lindisfarne Castle (National Trust), St Aidan’s Winery (where a free sample of mead can be enjoyed), Gertrude Jekyll Gardens, St Mary’s Church, The Lindisfarne Centre and the Old Lifeboat Station Museum. Holy Island also has several cafes, pubs and shops. Opening times of the attractions vary as we sail according to the tides, not the attraction opening times so please check before sailing to avoid disappointment.  If you wish to dine at one of the local pubs pre-booking is recommended to avoid disappointment.  (Arrival time at Holy Island is between 1-1.5 hours after the departure time).

The National Trust are encouraging visitors to visit the island and Lindisfarne Castle by public transport through their Good Journey Scheme –
Visitors arriving onto Holy Island by boat, including boat trips from Seahouses, are entitled to 10% off Castle admission if paying, or a free guidebook if an NT member under the Good Journey scheme.




On our return journey we sail home along the beautiful coastline allowing magnificent seaward views of both Lindisfarne and Bamburgh Castles.

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 boarding instructions. 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.