Thursday, 9 October 2014

Seal tours 2014!

Farne Islands Grey Seal Pup

Monday 13th October-Thursday 31st October


From next Monday our Seals Tours will begin and run until the end of October. Boats will sail from Seahouses daily with allotted times of:

11:00am
12:00pm
13:00pm

There are three boat companies sailing at this time (in alphabetical order)

Glad Tidings  01665 720 316 (til 3pm)    01665 720 308 (after 3pm)

St.Cuthberts  01665 720 388 (day)

Serenity         01665 721 667 (day)         01665 720 760 (night)

Please check availability and book with the companies direct.

As this is a special National Trust event, the cost of entry is:
Adult: £10
Children: £5

This applies to all visitors including National Trust members. Throughout the Seal Tours (which occurs on Staple Island), Inner Farne will remain open with normal opening times and prices applying (National Trust members free).

To ensure the safety of all visitors on an active Grey Seal colony (and to avoid any undue disturbance to the Grey Seals), all visitors will be escorted and given a full briefing on landing. Anyone visiting should be aware of the physical nature of the seal tours as you’ll be walking over unstable terrain and negotiating uneven ground. Sturdy footwear is therefore recommended along with warm clothing.

Please note the first opening date is subject to the birth(s) of Grey Seal pups on Staple Island. The location of the pup(s) will also be taken into consideration with regards to granting safe access to the colony. For information on opening day, please keep an eye on the Farne Island blog or follow us on twitter @NTSteely. See you soon!

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