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Billy Shiels Boat trips based in Seahouses

Billy Shiels Boat trips based in Seahouses

Hidden Gems

It was only in the late 1930’s that the business as we see it today really got going. Billy Shiel joined his father at the age of 14 years and now Billy Shiel’s Farne Island Boat Trips have been operating out of Seahouses for over 60 years. Today, truly a family tradition, the business is led by Billy Shiel Junior, otherwise known as just William. The business which started with a simple open Northumbrian coble has now grown to 11 boat, 8 Glad Tidings, 2 St Cuthbert boats and our high speed Rhib Ocean Explorer.

Billy Shiels Boat trips based in Seahouses

The ‘Shiel’ family (Billy Shiel’s father) started taking boat trips to the Farne Islands in 1918 – just after the First World War.

A hidden gem within one of our most loved attractions.

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