Can dogs go on boat trips in Seahouses?

Adventurous dogs will love the chance to set sail on a wildlife-watching excursion around the Farne Islands. Seahouses boat trips are dog-friendly, and there are several to choose from, depending on your aims and interests.

Are there toilets on Billy Shiels boats?

There are some of the boats big enough to have a toilet on board. Some don’t, best thing to do is go for a No1 or 2 before you get onto the boat. There are toilet facilities in the harbour area.

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Which is better Inner Farne or Staple Island?

The landscape of Staple Island is rockier than Inner Farne so it isn’t suitable for younger children or anyone with mobility issues. Please note: Staple Island is only accessible between May and July, and a National Trust fee is charged on landing.

Can you walk on the Farne Islands?

There is an easy walk on boardwalks around the island – these have been laid to protect the delicate burrows used by the puffins. Look out for: Puffins, puffins and more puffins. Eider ducks, kittiwakes, fulmars, guillemots, razorbills, sandwich terns, common terns and seals.

How long does it take to sail to the Farne Islands?

Duration: 2 Hours (approx.)

What is the best time to see puffins on Farne Islands?

Each year, puffins return to the Farnes to breed. This is generally between April and late July with the peak breeding season being in May and June. For the remainder of the year, the birds fly out to sea, overwintering on the water, only returning to land each year for a short window to breed and raise their young.

How long does it take to get to the Farne Islands?

All sailings in April and from August to October go to Inner Farne only and allow for one hour landing on Inner Farne. There are usually sailings every hour between 10.00 and 15.00 but check with the boat companies before you arrive at the harbour.

What is the best time to see puffins?

When to See Puffins. You can see puffins at their colonies from late April to August, but June and July are the best months to see them as at this time they are busy feeding their single chick.

Is Lindisfarne a Farne Island?

Lindisfarne Castle and the Farne Islands are now both in the care of the National Trust, but the links between the two places go back much further. I’ve been thinking recently about how closely the Farne Islands and Holy Island are connected and how so often the stories of the two places intertwine through history.

Which Farne Island is best for puffins?

Inner Farne and Staple Island are major sanctuaries in the UK for about 22 species of breeding seabirds, including Guillemots, Razorbills, Eider Ducks, 4 species of Terns and a staggering 70,000 Puffins. There are no facilities on Staple Island. Inner Farne has public toilets and a small information centre.

Are there toilets on Inner Farne?

Facilities that are open / closed

The visitor centre are open. Toilets open on Inner Farne. There are no toilets on Staple Island. The nearest toilet facilities can be found in the centre of Seahouses, next to the main visitor car park.

How long do the puffins stay at the Farne Islands?

The life expectancy of these birds is often 20 years or more. Puffins come back to the Farnes to breed every year in early April and stay in the area until mid- to late July. The peak breeding season usually falls in May and June, so it is the best time to take a tour to the islands.

Is there avian flu on the Farne Islands?

The ranger team are tackling the disease on the islands and have begun the grim process of removing the dead birds. As the disease remains in the carcass, we believe that this is important to reduce transmission.

Are there still puffins on Puffin Island?

Puffins were once common on the island, although they are today quite scarce. On the occasions when they breed here, they lay their eggs in cracks between the rocks, as the island’s craggy substrate prevents them from digging burrows in which to nest, as is their more common habit.

Are the puffins still on Farne Islands?

In summer the Farne Islands are ‘home’ for over 100,000 pairs of breeding seabirds, including 55,000+ pairs of puffins.

Are the Farne Islands open to visitors?

Historically, the islands have strong links with Celtic Christianity and St Cuthbert, who lived here in the 7th Century. To land on Inner Farne or Staple Island you will need to book a boat ticket with one of the three boat companies, and purchase an admission ticket at the National Trust trailer on Seahouses harbour.