Inner Farne Trip

Inner Farne is open until the end of September 2021 with restricted numbers – pre-booking recommended.

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.

The boat fare does not include the National Trust Landing fee.

Child prices are for age 5-15. Under 5’s are classed as infants. No concessions.

Dogs are permitted on the boat but not on Inner Farne.  Well behaved dogs may remain on the boat with the crew while you spend the hour ashore.

This trip lasts approximately 2½ hours including one hour spent on Inner Farne. The tour includes a cruise around all the Farne Islands, viewing the sea birds on the cliff faces, visiting the Grey Seal colonies and also follows the route Grace Darling and her father took during their heroic rescue in 1838. A full commentary is given en route and the boat stops at Inner Farne for one hour.

NATIONAL TRUST LANDING FEES 2021 (not included in the boat fare)

National Trust members land free of charge on the Island and for non-members there is a charge payable to the National Trust Kiosk at the harbour before departure

May, June, July
Adult: £12 Child: £6 Family: £30 Family group with 1 adult: £18
March, April, August, September
Adult: £8 Child: £4 Family: £20 Family group with 1 adult: £12
(Free landing to under 5’s & N.T. members)

At 16 acres, Inner Farne is the largest of the Farne Islands and in the Summer months from May till the end of July it is home for many thousands of nesting seabirds. These birds include Puffins, Guillemots, Razorbills, Sandwich Terns, Common Terns, Roseate Terns, Arctic Terns, Shags, Cormorants and Eider Ducks.

In the year 678 Inner Farne was also home to St Cuthbert. After 12 years as Prior of Lindisfarne, St.Cuthbert retired to Inner Farne until he became Bishop of Lindisfarne in 684. He returned to Inner Farne when his health deteriorated and died there on 20th March 687. A church was built on the island in 1370 dedicated to St Cuthbert and is open to the public today.

Apart from the Inner Farne Lighthouse, all the buildings on the island date from the monastic period. The “Fishehouse” situated beside the landing jetty is all that remains of the Guest House which was built by St Cuthbert for his visitors. In 1540 a Prior named Castell built the “Pele Tower” to house the monks who lived on the island. The Tower is now home to the National Trust Rangers who live there for 9 months of the year to look after the Island and its’ wildlife.

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.