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Seahouses, Northumberland National Park NE68 7RN, England
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All reviews farne islands grace darling grey seals inner farne light house sea birds excellent trip return trip two hours lighthouse puffins skipper george seahouses wildlife commentary landing
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Reviewed 24 August 2018 via mobile

Took a tour out to the Farne Islands with this firm. The captain's knowledge of the area and the wildlife was fantastic. Plenty if sea birds to be seen along with grey seals some of which swam right up to the boat. Unlike many of...More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank T5858TAcarolines
Reviewed 10 August 2018 via mobile

Went on the Longstone Island tour and it was very informative and great value for money. Saw loads of seals and puffins and also visited Grace Darling's lighthouse which was a big plus. The lady at the kiosk was very helpful in deciding which tour...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Marie-Louise2807
Reviewed 7 July 2018 via mobile

We planned a visit to Farne island along with are national trust membership. They advised to use golden gate boat tour.. the boat has lots of seating. The boat was driven by George who had so much knowledge of the Farne island he went all...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank JennieHepton
Reviewed 29 June 2018

Small boat which is excellent as you are not stuffed in like sardines. Wonderful commentary - very knowledgeable - and reasonably comfortable. Expensive but worth every penny ! Landing on inner Farne is also a MUST ! Overall and excellent trip and we will be...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Brian_Ludwig
Reviewed 28 June 2018

This trip was something I’d been looking forward to for years...and it far exceeded my expectations. We went in late June, and took the Golden Gate on a tour of the islands then landed on Inner Farne. The tour itself was astonishing, with close encounters...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank king-nowhere
Reviewed 25 May 2018 via mobile

If you're visiting Northumberland this is a must. This vessel is the only one permitted to take visitors to Longstone lighthouse, from where Grace Darling famously launched her tiny boat in a terrible storm to save the shipwrecked travellers. The trip is made all the...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank techy192
Reviewed 18 May 2018

We thoroughly enjoyed our trip on the Golden Gate with George... his commentary was excellent without being intrusive and he gave us a lot of information about the breeding birds that we could see on the trip. We were lucky with the weather as it...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Ohdear_8
Reviewed 5 September 2017

There are several options for those who want a trip out to the Farne Islands from Seahouses. This one includes a landing on Longstone Island. It is also one of the smaller boats and the crossing can be a bit rough - not recommended for...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Robert E
Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

At Seahouses and who should I book with to visit the Farne Islands. Decided on the smaller company and wasn't disappointed. Thoroughly enjoyed the trip and the boat MV Golden Gate was superb. Captain entertained us with local knowledge as well as telling us when...More

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank cardman813
Reviewed 28 May 2017

Enjoyed the boat trip over to Farne Islands. The skipper and mate were really welcoming to everyone and helped all ages and species (dogs) to get on and off the boat. Lighthouse and islands were a great visit, and even getting rained on, on the...More

Date of experience: May 2017
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Fred E
3 August 2018|
Response from techy192 | Reviewed this property |
I honestly can't be sure but I think it was £16 per adult but worth every penny. If your going on a trip which lands on any National Trust Island it's another £12 but free to members.