Golden Gate Farne Islands Boat Trips

Golden Gate Farne Islands Boat Trips

Golden Gate Farne Islands Boat Trips
4.5
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
About
Farne Islands Boat Trips. ONLY COMPANY THAT CAN LAND ON LONGSTONE ISLAND AND ACCESS INTO GRACE DARLING’S LIGHTHOUSE. Tours include: National Trust Bird Sanctuary on Inner Farne. Puffin & Seal Cruise. Longstone Lighthouse (Exclusive access into Grace Darling’s Lighthouse - subject to conditions). All Trips include expert local commentary. Please contact us for prices and more details.
Seahouses, Northumberland, England
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Climber549369
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023
Great trip, lots to see, stable comfortable boat, very informative about the area and the wildlife good length of time at sea.
Written 11 September 2023
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Ant H
Rotherham, UK1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023
Company is not currently running trips. When we went to the ticket booth, there was a sign saying that "Due to a member of our family's illness we are temporarily not sailing". On asking at other ticket booths, we found out that Golden Gate had not sailed at all this year. The company should remove their trips from the website to stop other people being disappointed (see other reviews). We did receive a phone call and message from the company explaining 15 minutes before sailing and received a refund, but this was too late and caused an element of confusion for us. However, we decided to book with Serenity Farne Island boat trips and were very satisfied with the trip they took us on.
Written 20 August 2023
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gfletcher100
Manchester, UK43 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Solo
Similar to other reviews below, my trip was cancelled at 9pm the night before and instead I was recommended to book with Billy Shiels (I did it was great). However, unlike others, over two weeks later I haven't received the refund or had any response to an email or voice message. Avoid.
Written 19 August 2023
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David A
Virginia Beach, VA296 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
A trip to see wildlife where we actually saw what we were supposed to !!! This was a spur of the moment decision in Seahouses and we really enjoyed our two hour tour and saw numerous puffins( and other birds) and the seal colony. Great guide and boat captain. We’ll worth the money
Written 28 July 2023
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yasi214
Budapest, Hungary91 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
I made a booking for the summer, paid and did not recirve a confirmation. Tried contacting the company in every way: rmail,phone whatsup did not recieve a reaction.
Written 17 May 2023
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Keiron C
Alnwick, UK5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
Great boat trip taken with billy shiels to see the vast array of sea birds razorbills guillemots, gannets etc, and seals ..advise you wear something wind and rainproof
Written 17 May 2023
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CazB
North West England49 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023
We arrived to collect our tickets but there wasn't even a ticket booth for Golden Gate at the harbour. On asking staff at the harbour, we were informed that Golden Gate's boat has not been in the water for months and we actually saw it having work done to it later in the day! On checking my emails for further information, I saw that our booking had been cancelled at about 9pm the previous night, which I had not seen earlier. My issue is that they clearly had no intention of honouring our booking and it wasn't cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances, so why wait until the night before to cancel? We had paid £9.50 for all day parking at Seahouses so we decided to book the 1.5 hour trip with Billy Shiel's which cost £20pp instead of the £29pp which Golden Gate charged. They claimed this was for a 2.5 to 3 hour trip, including a 1 hour landing on Inner Farne, but omitted to include the fact that there are currently no landings on Inner Farne due to avian flu concerns. This means their trip would not have lasted 2.5 to 3 hours but was still costing £29. We were very happy with our trip with Billy Shiel's and would recommend them. We would never book with Golden Gate again and would not recommend them.
Written 13 May 2023
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Highonahill
Barrow-in-Furness, UK24 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Very well organised, friendly, helpful. We loved the boat ride and the interesting facts shared with us, as we ventured iver the waves. What fun!
Written 5 November 2022
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Mark W
Sheffield, UK7 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
I have to be truly honest - over priced for a very old, rotting, noisy and smelly boat.
So we board on Tuesday 25th 12:30pm sailing.
We were packed on like sardines, we luckily got an outer seat, however people were sitting around middle having to face others rather than the view!
We set off, the boat is smoking and heavy fume smells, the engine was noisy from start to finish so having to talk loud over the noise!
We could barely hear the info being given on the speaker as engine so loud.
We arrive at the lighthouse Island - older man driving was on and off the power, so much that when his younger colleague was trying to tie the rope on land it suddenly snapped, we were all covered in green rope debri and I was hit on the back of the head with the rope, luckily myself or my 10 year old son were able to look away in time otherwise we may of lost an eye!
The ropes were already frayed so no wonder it snapped under pressure.
The Waves were not too choppy to dock but as they had a dodgy old rope we all missed out on the lighthouse tour - ONLY REASON WE BOOKED THIS ONE AS IT WAS MEANT TO TAKE YOU ON LAND TO GO IN THE LIGHTHOUSE!
We then proceeded to circle a few small islands seeing birds and seals.
I have to say for £70+ for 2 Adults and 1 child I would hope they would use some of their large profits from several packed boats per day to replave ropes more often and repair their boat as the seating on board is cracked and is rotting!
Lets hope that the local RNLI don't need to rescue this old boat one day.
Never an excuse for safety being ignored to rake in the cash - review this as it will cost you more and more business in the future!
Written 3 November 2022
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Birler
Edinburgh33 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Solo
Thoroughly enjoyable experience, loved seeing the seals up so close while on Longstone island and enjoyed visiting the lighthouse. The sea was fairly rough and a few of us got wet, which was fun! Extremely chilly on the return journey-really should have wrapped up more warmly!
Written 15 October 2022
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