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Boat trips and tours in Northumberland

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One of the best ways to spot Northumberland's wildlife is by setting sail on the North Sea. There are a number of different boat trips in Northumberland for you to enjoy, offering everything from puffin watching to grey seal spotting. Go on a wildlife adventure with our list of boat trips in Northumberland.

Boat Trips in Northumberland: Exploring Coastal Wonders and Wildlife Sanctuaries

Set sail from the Northumberland coast and experience a taste of the North Sea to discover unique islands such as The Farne Islands and the magical causeway island, The Holy Island of Lindisfarne. Head out on a river cruise in Berwick-upon-Tweed and explore the River Tweed, known for its salmon fishing, where you can enjoy views of this historic town and sail beneath the famous Royal Border Bridge onboard. Here are some popular boat trips you can enjoy in Northumberland:

  1. Farne Islands Boat Trips: Boat trips to the Farne Islands depart from Seahouses harbour and are a must-visit attraction in Northumberland. Look for the white huts on the harbour and you will find Billy Shiel Farne Island Boat Trips offer excellent opportunities to see seabirds such as puffins, guillemots, razorbills, and terns, as well as seals. Some tours such as award-winning Serenity Farne Island Boat Tours offer landings on the islands, allowing visitors to explore the rich history and wildlife up close. Buy your tickets at the huts on the day or book ahead online.

  2. Holy Island Boat Trips: The same tour operators above also offer boat trips to Holy Island, also known as Lindisfarne Island, offer a unique perspective of this historic island and its iconic castle. These trips often provide views of the island's coastline and seabird colonies, as well as insights into its rich history and religious significance.

  3. Coquet Island Cruises: Take a cruise around Coquet Island, a designated RSPB seabird sanctuary located off the coast of Amble with the historic Coquet Lighthouse in place. Boat trips from Amble Harbour offer excellent opportunities to see puffins, terns and eider ducks nesting on the island with local providers such as Amble Boat Trips and Puffin Cruises.

  4. River and Estuary Cruises: Several operators offer boat trips along the River Tweed and its estuary, allowing visitors to explore the picturesque coastline and spot wildlife such as seals, seabirds, and even dolphins. Berwick Boat Trips offer a relaxing way to enjoy the natural beauty of Berwick-upon-Tweeds river and coastal areas.

  5. Fishing Trips: For those interested in angling, Northumberland offers fishing trips that cater to both beginners and experienced anglers. These trips often target species such as cod, mackerel, and pollock, and provide an opportunity to enjoy the thrill of fishing in the North Sea.

  6. Sunset Cruises: Sunset cruises along the Northumberland coast offer a romantic and scenic experience, allowing passengers to enjoy breathtaking views of the coastline as the sun sets over the horizon. Some operators may offer refreshments or dinner options to enhance the experience.

When planning a boat trip in Northumberland, be sure to check with local operators for availability, schedules, and any special offers. Additionally, consider factors such as weather conditions and sea state, especially if you're prone to seasickness or traveling with young children or elderly individuals.

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Serenity Farne Islands Boat Tours

Sailing to the Farne Islands throughout the year from Grey Seals Cruises and Landings trips to our special Sunset Cruises.
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Billy Shiel Farne Islands Boat Trips

Sailings daily from Seahouses with a choice of half & full day landing trips, Grey Seal Cruise and sailings to Lindisfarne.
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Golden Gate Farne Islands Boat Trips

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