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Billy Shiel's Boat Trips

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Address: 4 Southfield Avenue, Seahouses NE68 7YT, England
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+44 1665 720308
10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00

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Grey Seal Trip

We went on the seal trip, the weather wasn't great but this certainly did not put a dampner on things. There was a good, informative commentary and they took the time to go... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Michelle D
Manchester, United Kingdom
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went on the seal trip, the weather wasn't great but this certainly did not put a dampner on things. There was a good, informative commentary and they took the time to go around most of the islands. Lots of birds and seals. A lovely trip.

Thank Michelle D
Halifax, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went on this boat trip on Tuesday and were really impressed. The lady at the booking office was really helpful and off we went expecting a pretty standard boat trip and not expecting to see much. I had thought it was a little pricey at the point of booking but I can honestly say it was worth every penny.... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Always love these trips and thousands of seals to see in February.well worth the money kids enjoyed it too .

Thank Mandy A
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136 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

Good value trip and friendly staff. The first time we wanted to go, the water was too choppy so no boats were going out but they gave us a number to call the next day to check they were running so we didn't have a wasted trip. Saw lots of birds and seals, really enjoyed it!

Thank Possesibling
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

What a fantastic value for money boat trip we had! We saw and experienced everything it promised, the wonderful seals, birds, lighthouses with great commentary from the captain. Enjoyed every minute. Bumped into the owner in town later who went out of his way to ask & make sure we enjoyed it, nice touch. Can't wait to come back for... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

As it was so sunny, we decided on a last minute drive to Seahouses. What a brilliant day. The booking team were great and it was fantastic to see the Seals. We were well looked after by the team and look forward to a Spring trip to see the Puffins.

Thank Caroline P
Oxford, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

Safe care on and off boat. Visited Farne isles on a sunny winterday. 1800 Baby seals are a routine to Billy but a superpod of 40 dolphins playing with the boat was a delightful extra for all of us. Puffins etc are summer visitors to the isles but i loved the seals. Thank you Billy.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

What a fantastic day did the grey seals tour. Saw literally hundreds of seals. It was well worth £15 for the hour and a half trip

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

Had a family week at sea houses and booked a trip at billy Shiel's boat trips had a great few hours touring the island and seeing the seals puffing's and some great sites from the boat. The crew were a mind of information about the area and answered any questions brought up well worth a visit

Thank ftvtoh
Birchington, United Kingdom
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4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

Used the boat for both days diving and loved it. Friendly crew that help you on and off the vessel. Good dive briefs and extra weight on board for less experienced divers (approx 2kg over your normal weight)! Pay the extra pound for cylinder fills (£5) and they are on the boat ready for you the next day. Thanks guys...

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