The Farne Islands are a small group of islands a few miles of the coast at the Northumberland village of Seahouses.
They consist of 28 islands altogether and they can be seen at low tide but only 15 at high tide. They also have some wonderful names such as, Megstone, Gun Rock, Staple Island, Roddan and Green, Nameless and the furthest away is the Knivestonem at 4 miles.
The Farne Islands are formed by the most seaward outcrops of volcanic intrusion called the Great Whin Sill. This can be traced from Upper Teesdale in Durham where it forms the High Force waterfall all the way up to North Northumberland to the Farne Islands and the rocks upon which sit the castles of Linisfarne, Dunstanburgh and Bamburgh. Dolerite rock give the Farne Islands their distinctive blackened apperance.
The largest, innermost and most historic of the Farne Islands is the Inner Farne at 16 acres. For many years the Inner Farne was home to St Cuthbert who lived in solitude. St Cuthbert had a reputed gift of healing which brought pilgrims from all over the Kingdom of Northumbria. Island of Pilgrims, or "Farena Ealande" is the source of the islands name.
Today the islands are incredibly important wildlife reserve and home to many seabirds including Puffins, Razorbills, Gulliemots, Terns and many more, during the breeding season. There is also one of the largest Grey Seal populations in the world.
Our purpose built catamarans are the perfect platform for viewing the Farne Islands and its spectacular wildlife. If you are not the best person on the water then look no further as our vessels are very stable which makes your trip more enjoyable. Our design thoughts we made with our guests in mind. Easy access on and off the boat, wheelchair access (when the tides are right), toilet onboard and 360 degree views. The decks are all one level so its easy to walk around, and our wildlife guides will be available to answer all your questions and needs.
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