Billy Shiel's Boat Trips
Billy Shiel's Boat Trips
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Holidayfish
9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Friends
Excellent trip even on a day when you could hardly see 2 feet in front of your nose - the puffins were wonderful but so many birds to see and the seals. Commentary was good and boat was comfy - the school party were very well behaved as were the many dogs onboard

A definite must do if in the area
Written 17 May 2024
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Peterborian101
Peterborough, UK81 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
Half an hour before we boarded the mist was so heavy you couldn’t see past the harbour wall. However, 8 of bravely boarded the boat with 2 dogs - a first for our collie cross who was grateful for the small passenger list as she had plenty of room to move around. And within 15 minutes as we headed out to the Farne Islands, the sun broke through and the view of the seabirds was fantastic. I had always wanted to see puffins and they didn’t disappoint as they buzzed around us, floated on the sea and bounced off the waves. We were also treated to a wonderful flock of Arctic Terns, several groups of gannets, razorbills, shags, kittiwakes, herring gulls, eider ducks, and more. Because there were so few of us on board, we got plenty of time to talk to the crew who were happy to share their knowledge about all the birds on view. The grey seals were also most obliging and bobbed up and down in the waves for the camera, whilst others were stretched out in the lovely sunshine, posing for us. The story of Grace Darling was also made real by seeing the actual lighthouse and seeing the distances involved.
Overall it was a great trip, thoroughly enjoyable and highly recommended
Written 17 May 2024
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Karen M
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
Great trip from start to finish
Booking was really easy, communication was great and staff were all lovely and helpful.

The boat trip itself was fantastic with knowledgeable and interesting commentary throughout.

Would highly recommend booking a trip with Billy Shiels boat trips and would definitely book another if I am back in the area.

Thank you for a great trip 😊
Written 17 May 2024
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RosandLeonel
Reading, UK41 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Friends
Such a great trip. Come every year and always use Billy Shiels as you are always friendly and informative. Great to be able to get off on Inner Farne this year
Written 17 May 2024
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OliW162
Huddersfield, UK7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
We thoroughly recommend Billy Shiel’s Boat Trip to see the Puffins and Grey Seals. There was so many other birds to see as well as the Puffins and lots of information given. Well worth the money. Fabulous trip.
Written 17 May 2024
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Veronica W
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
This trip was a celebration of my daughter's ongoing recovery following extensive and dangerous surgery. I made a request to accommodate her needs on the boat and maximise her enjoyment of the trip. All the crew and team were extremely obliging and we had a wonderful day. At Inner Farne the birds are very near and it is a wonder and delight to be able to see them at such close proximity. I cannot begin to guess how many photos we took!
Thank you for your kind attention and consideration, and for bringing us all back safely through thick fog!
Written 16 May 2024
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Jeannette G
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Friends
A great trip saw lots if birds and seals but most importantly saw puffins. Staff friendly and helpful. Easy to book online. Would recommend
Written 16 May 2024
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Josephine
Richmond, UK4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Friends
I’ve been on this trip with Billy Shiels three times over the years. It never disappoints! This time it was new to these particular friends and I had no hesitation in choosing Billy Shiels again.
Written 16 May 2024
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jenpar225
Reading, UK80 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
Excellent trip to see puffins and many other birds on the Farne Islands. Friendly crew on board gave useful information on the birds and landscape, and manoeuvres the boat expertly to ensure everyone on board saw the birds and seals.
We loved walking so close to puffins when we went ashore. The National Trust wardens were very knowledgeable and friendly.
Written 15 May 2024
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Jo_Tony_13
Cumbria4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
Excellent from start to finish. Saw many breeds of birds including puffins and lots of colonies of seals. Plenty of time for close up viewing and photos. Fabulous new catamaran, friendly, professional and knowledgeable on board and shore staff. Would highly recommend.
Written 14 May 2024
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