Bishops Boats Seal Trips

Overview

 

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

 

www.bishopsboats.com

 

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.

 

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