Sunday, 22 July 2018

Two more days added to our popular Sunset Cruises

We have been doing the Sunset Cruises for a few years now and they have become more and more popular so we have decided to add a few more dates to our schedule. We don't want to over do it but we have added to extra days so I hope this fits in with your plans.

We will be sailing on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday's from now until mid September. We sail from 7pm to 9pm but as the nights draw in we will be going a little quicker every week so if you decide this is something you fancy doing then please give us a call or book online to reserve your place on the boat.

If you are not sure what entails......

We sail around all of the islands telling you about the history, the seabirds (when in season) the seals and the lighthouses. We will slowly cruise around the islands giving you the perfect opportunity to take a good picture of just to take everything in. After the trip we will head towards the beach and try to get the sunset going down behind Bamburgh Castle as we head home.

This trip might just be perfect for your needs. If you are not in the area for very long and want to see as much as possible while your here then this trip might just fit in with your plans.

We are only a phone call away or you might just want to book online either way we look forward to seeing you.

Tel: 01665 721667 during the day or 01665 720760 at evenings or you can mail us

Wednesday, 18 July 2018


When you are here everyday you tend to watch every little thing that goes on and looking at all the seabirds around the islands its been a good season so far and the Kittiwakes are no different. I have noticed that some of the Kittiwakes built their nests but never laid one egg. I'm not sure if this is the first year they have paired together or they were just not successful but these little things stand out for me. Overall I think they are doing really well and the weather so far this year has helped loads. Its not very often our garden grass gets brown up here but it has this year.

I do like the Kittiwakes and it will not be long before they start to learn how to fly and then after that its all over for another year. Where has this breeding season go too. It feels like 2 minutes since we first set sail and watched all the seabirds arriving back at the islands and now its nearly over. It must be an age thing or is it just me. Never mind either way its been a good one for all the seabirds and I even thing the Shags has sort of recovered too.

I did see a few nests the other day which the Kittiwakes were building and I was thinking to myself, "Its over mate why are you building a nest" but they seemed to be happy getting covered in mud building this nest for no reason at all. Anyway who am I to question what they do as they will know better than me.

I will post an update on how they have done when I get the final figures in but until then here is a few pictures for you.

Once again thank you for taking time to read our blog and hopefully we see you onboard Serenity sometime.

Saturday, 7 July 2018

New Serenity Catamaran on the it way

We are very proud to announce our the arrival of our new catamaran "SERENITY"

She was built in Canvey Island by Blyth Catamarans and she was transported by road to Amble Boatyard where she will stay for her final fix. We are hoping for about 8 weeks before she arrives at Seahouses, then after that she will be gracing the shores off the Farne Islands.

She is the same as Serenity II just a little bit bigger and of course some of the MCA laws have changed since Serenity II was built so she has a few different things but nothing major. At the moment she is in Amble which is grand as we can just pop down the road to check on her. The engines are being delivered very soon and they are the same as Serenity II which are IVECO'S 400hp each side or hull. Lots of little stuff after that so I will keep you up date on her progress but in the meantime here is a few pictures of her going into Amble.

Wednesday, 4 July 2018

Golden Hour

We do Sunset Cruises every Tuesday and Thursday from 7pm until 9pm(ish) and as the evenings close in a bit quicker every week, but this does not happen until the end of August into September.

If you ever think that work gets in the way of a trip out to the islands then this trip might be the one for you.
I love this trip and its great to see the seabirds in a different light too. The noise level seems to increase to another level during the evening as well and the place seems to be buzzing too.
We start our Sunset Cruises In May and they finish at mid September. We sail every Tuesday and Thursday from 7pm until 9pm(ish) and as the evenings draw in we start bit quicker every week, but this does not happen until the end of August into September.

Even when the seabirds leave its still a great trip and we try to end the trip by heading to the beach and watch the sunset go down behind Bamburgh Castle. 

I could go on and on about this trip but I will let me pictures do the talking and if you ever fancy doing this trip then we are only a phone call away.