2 hour Puffin Seabird Cruise with Seals


This trip operates during April as the birds make their return to the islands and continues during the nesting season from May until the end July. Puffins start to return to the Farne Islands from the end of March with numbers varying until they settle down for nesting mid April.  The Puffins start to leave the islands at the end of July/beginning of August.

Online booking recommended

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

Dogs are permitted on this trip.

This trip spends 2 hours sailing around the Farne Islands without a landing and offers ample opportunities to view the prolific bird life which nests on these magnificent islands during the breeding season from May till the end of July.

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

The cruise also visits the Grey Seal Colony. 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/Winter our colony is growing strong.

During the journey, your Skipper will also take you back in time to 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 Skipper and 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.