Bishops Boats Seal Trips



BISHOP’S BOATS have been runningseal watching


trips departing from


the picturesque Blakeney


harbour and Morston quay since the early 1960’s.


This family run business has two traditional purpose built


Clinker construction wooden boats and one smaller boat.


Our boats wind their way down the creek before heading


out into sheltered waters and onto to the far end of


Blakeney Point. Without going out into the open sea,


our experienced skipper’s take you to known areas


frequented by seals. However, we ask that you


appreciate that we do not control, or attempt to


influence their natural behaviour, or


habitat, in order to see them. (However, please see our guarantee)


Here you may observe both common


and grey seals from the boats, which


are able to get close to the basking


seals near the water’s edge. Our


knowledgeable crew will tell you all about


the seals and the area. There are many


species of birds to be seen too, and a large


tern colony well established on Blakeney Point.


All trips are seal-watching trips lasting approximately 1hr and


On some seal trips when tides and conditions allow, we also


stop on Blakeney Point Nature Reserve, adding ½ to 1 hour to the trip time.


(Please note, you cannot see the seals when you land on Blakeney Point.)


The best vantage point for the seals and tern colony is from the


boats, as we are able to get quite close to the shore without


causing any disturbance to the wildlife. Special bird watching


trips may be provided in the event of a rarity arriving on Blakeney Point.


Booking ahead by telephone for all trips is always advisable, to avoid disappointment and


so we can advise you about the trip.


To reserve your places, call free on 08000 740 753 between


8am – 7pm (7 days a week). No payment for advance


bookings is required until you collect your ticket. If you need to


transfer or cancel a booking, please give at least one hours


notice. Tickets must be collected from BLAKENEY QUAY no


later than 30 minutes before sailing time. (Please allow for Norfolk roads!)


We operate in all weathers, as long as it is safe to do so. Warm


or waterproof clothing is advisable, but if you should be caught


out by an unexpected shower, we have waterproof plastic


macs available for £1. You can bring a dog, but please keep it


on a lead. For that special occasion why not charter one of our


boats for a private trip. The smaller 12 seater boat runs exclusively


from Blakeney Quay, this is very tide dependant so please call for availability


as we can often run trips on the early and late tides. (Ideal for bird watching and Photography)


Private charters are available for all of our boats for


up to 100+ people at special rates. (Discounts are also available


for groups of 12 of more for scheduled trips when booked in advance)


For further information please telephone, or visit


Sat nav postcode


NR25 7NE


Bishop’s Boats Guarantee – In the very unlikely event that you do not see any seals,


we will offer a free trip another day, or give you a 50% refund.



Sign up to our newsletter



You have now been subscribed to our newsletter. Please wait while the page reloads...