Temples Seal Trips & Blakeney Point

Temples Seal Trips & Blakeney Point

Temples Seal Trips & Blakeney Point
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Daily boat trips from Morston quay to see the seals on Blakeney Point in their natural environment. We are on the north Norfolk coast (A149), with our ticket office in the Anchor Pub. We are a family run business, comprising boats and pub, and love the chance to share our unique way of life. Blakeney point is also internationally famous for migrant birds, an amazing breeding and feeding ground for terns, oystercatchers, ringed plover, and many more. A must for all bird lovers. Seals are in their abundance, Common and Grey, with pups being born summer and winter. Nov and Dec are notable for their thousands of seals along the shore, a truly spectacular sight. We are a happy bunch, with lots of information to share, and with a true passion for the area. The pub has been in the family for over 100 years, and the boats have been started up and run by the Temple family for well over 70 years. Our skippers are exceptional in their ability and experience. We hope to see you!
Morston, Norfolk, England
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2023

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Ray N
Bury St. Edmunds, UK1,133 contributions
Nov 2023 • Solo
I did this boat trip whilst on holiday in Blakeney. I booked a few days before and turned up on the day to pay and go on the trip. It was very good and we got quite close to the seals without disturbing them. We also got great views of the old lifeboat station on our way to the point. The skipper was very knowledgable and explained everything very well. The whole trip probably took just short of an hour and a half.
Written 24 November 2023
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Caitlín A
Norwich, UK11 contributions
Oct 2023 • Friends
This truly was an amazing experience. We were very lucky to have the great weather, and ever better skipper Derek! He breadth of his knowledge meant he had facts for everyone- even 14th century churches for me! He kindly made it an unforgettable experience for my friends birthday. The Temple team is truly one of a kind for this experience and would chose them any day of the week. We also got lucky to catch a fantastic migration with Derek giving us a couple of go rounds to truly make the most!
Written 3 October 2023
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john doe
10 contributions
Sept 2023 • Couples
Awful company - AVOID - rude staff - no respect - especially for people with special needs. no warning about the walk from the car park to TEMPLES, Uneven hilly ground with potential to fall. Very rude woman takes the payment and treats you in a patronising manner.

Hopefully these people will stop trading soon. Recommendation - use a different company for your seal trip.
Written 4 September 2023
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Hadrian M
Kettering, UK304 contributions
Sept 2023 • Friends
Trip was well run with plenty of seating and ample opportunities to take photos. Knowledgable crew with lots of experience.
Written 2 September 2023
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LivzLondon
London7 contributions
Aug 2023 • Family
Friendly, fun and knowledgable tour guides. A great trip out to the seals and learnt lots of local facts on the way. We really enjoyed our time.
Written 1 September 2023
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RM303
Hong Kong, China733 contributions
Aug 2023 • Couples
Undoubtedly the highlight of our Norfolk trip. At the time we visited (mid week in August), the boat tours operated only in the morning, and so you might need to plan your itinerary in advance. A very professional set up, our guide was knowledgable, humorous and respectful of the natural wildlife. My wife and I had an absolutely wonderful time on the 45 minute boat ride which takes you out from the beautiful marshes into the open water. And yes we saw lots of seals - sunning themselves on the sandbanks, and poking their heads up from the water and watching us with curiosity. Terrific! After the visit we drove down towards Cromer for some delicious seafood (Cromer crab!).
Written 26 August 2023
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MegsLegs
5 contributions
Aug 2023 • Family
Great trip. Very gentle sail in shallow waters (even got stuck on the sand at one point!) so no problem if you have nervy sailors or sea sickness. Saw lots of seals both on land and in the sea. Expensive but worth it. We could even take our dog.
Written 24 August 2023
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O Wise One
Royal Tunbridge Wells, UK22 contributions
Aug 2023 • Family
So many things about Norfolk are wonderful from a tourist’s point of view but the best is the people. Kind, twinkly, a bit mischievous - and these are some of the people who run Temple’s. The staff were all really knowledgeable and friendly in a slightly courtly and very kind way - I don’t know how else to put it. Everyone on our boat loved it though I was a bit sad to see so few people leaving a tip. Not that we were even pointed towards the tip bucket - perhaps that explains it. I’m sure the other tour operators out of Morston are good as well but we were really struck by these guys - do go and do bring tipping money with you - you’ll wish you’d brought more!
Written 24 August 2023
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Soo_and_Tom
Cambridge, UK32 contributions
Aug 2023
I don't know how this experience can be improved - it seems to rely on disturbing wild-life in their home environment.
Yes, it was good, it was up close, there were seals in the water near us (but not "around us") and its certainly the case that most of the seals ignored us.
But quite a number looked as if they were disturbed (on their breeding grounds) and this makes me feel quite uncomfortable.
Written 23 August 2023
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Cecile R
Letchworth Garden City, UK5 contributions
Aug 2023 • Family
Spending a week in Wells-next-the-sea, we had heard of the famous seal trips. We chose Temple seals trips as we wanted to pick a local company and we were not disappointed! Everyone at Temple seals trips was lovely, directions were clear and we found the van easily. We mentioned that our eldest was a bit apprehensive as she had been sea sick previously, therefor we were put in the bigger boats. All guides were very knowledgeable and were very happy to answer our questions. We were on the evening trip and saw so many deals it was amazing… what a beautiful experience while respecting their habitats!
We would definitely do it again!
Written 18 August 2023
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