Farne island by Boat at Sunset

Serenity Boat Trips
Seahouses Harbour

Price adult £18 child £12

The Farne Islands are a small group of islands a few miles off the coast at the Northumberland village of Seahouses.

The Islands are formed by the most seaward outcrops of the volcanic intrusion called the Great Whin Sill. This can runs from Upper Teessdale in Durham where it forms the High Force waterfall all the way to North Northumberland and on to the Farne Islands. The castles of Lindisfarne, Bamburgh and Dunstanburgh sit upon this rock it is the dolerite rock gives the Farne Islands their distinctive blackened appearance.

The Farne Islands are an incredibly important wildlife reserve, home to many species including Puffin, Eider, Razorbill, Guillemot, Shag, Kittiwake and Fulmar. They are also home to a large colony of grey seals which breed through the autumn and winter months. There are 28 islands the largest, innermost and most historic of the Farne Islands is Inner Farne.  Inner Farne was the home of 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 the Pilgrims.

This trip takes about 2 hours and takes a route around the islands where you can get quite close to the seals and birds, the trip also goes by Grace Darlings light house. The skipper and mate point out the wildlife and give lots of information. Then the boat is stopped and you sit back and watch the sunset over Bamburgh Castle before heading back to shore, it’s a lovely way to spend an evening.

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2 Responses to Farne island by Boat at Sunset

  1. How wonderful! I’d love to visit The Farne Islands. 🙂

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