Puffins and Seals at the Farne Islands

This morning, following our Parkrun near the Harry Potter Castle, Boy 1 and I took a boat trip from Seahouses to the Farne Islands to see puffins, seals and many other sea birds.

Having seen this recently advertised on the North East Family Fun Facebook page, I was inspired to visit and we weren’t disappointed.   It was a magical trip.

Boy 1 and I loved seeing the puffins and seals up close.  I loved the puffins chasing the boat along the water – it was like a game to them, with not a care in the world.   I also loved the seals swimming.  Boy 1 loved his marshmallow ice cream – which was the first time either of us had heard of or seen these.

At Seahouses harbor there are lots of different tour options.  We chose a 1.5 hour non landing trip with Serenity as they were recommend in the blog post, and also have the best reviews on Trip Adviser.   The customer service was great, as in addition to the captain giving a tour, there was a friendly staff member inviting us to ask questions and checking we were warm enough.

We struck lucky and got the last two tickets for the 11.15am trip we’d planned (I recommend booking in advance), and I’d read to wrap up warm.  The cost was £15 for my adult ticket, and £11 for a child ticket (over 5, under fours are free).  Parking was £3.50 for three hours.

National Trust own the Farne Islands and some of the tours allow you to land on one or more of them.  This incurs an extra charge for non (National Trust) members.

Sir David Attenborough called the Farne Islands his favourite place in the UK to see ‘magnificent nature’.  Have you visited before?  What do you like best about them?

#Seahouses  #FarneIslands  #Puffins  #Seals  #SerenityFarneIslandBoatTours  #NationalTrust

 

 

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