Fansastic Season 2018

All I can say is Wow, what a season. The sea gods have been really kind to us this year and this season blew everyone away with calm seas, very clear waters and lovely weather. Yes we did not have the heat that everyone else had but I’m not complaining one bit as it was … Read more

Bloody Ballons

We have tuned into a throw away generation, and its drives me insane. I remember we used to take out TV’s back to the shop to get fixed or even a kettle and we would never think “Ah just throw it away and get a new one”, but that’s how it has gone today. I … Read more

Little Auk

We had a few bits of wind over the last few weeks and when loads of the birders were doing sea watches along the coast a good few reports were coming in about Little Auks. I just love these tiny little seabirds and I was praying we would see some when we eventually got back … Read more

Black Guillemot and friends

Myself and Chris spotted our first Black Guillemot of the season a few weeks ago, which was really nice for me but Chris was well chuffed as it was the first one for him ever. Chris joined us this year for the first time and even though he knows about boats he was never into … Read more

Hello World

During our trips on Monday there were a noticeable increase in new born seals on Brownsman, Wames and Staple Island compared to the last few days. We did not get out on Tuesday due to the weather but when we returned on Wednesday we were gob smacked as there was an explosion of pups everywhere. … Read more

Roseate Terns

I know the Roseate Terns are not on the Farnes but a good friend of mine has worked and studied them for many years now, and I could listen to him for hours and never get bored. The reason I decided to write this blog about the Roseates was because I have just seen a … Read more

New Arrival

We have been waiting for a good while now but she is eventually here and she looks mighty fine too. Yes you guessed it, our new vessel “SERENITY” She is the same hull as Serenity II but a little bit bigger and holds a few more passengers too. There is a few changes from Serenity … Read more

Risso’s Dolphin and Sunset

On Wednesday evening we had the boat ready to go for our sunset cruise and with all the guests on board the boat we headed out of the harbour and towards the islands. My crewman Chris was chatting to the guests while I steered the boat to the islands. When Chris came back into the … Read more

Sunset and Skuas

During our sunset cruise on Wednesday 8th August, we stumbled upon a beautiful Great Skua (Bonxie) as we were heading to the Longstone Lighthouse. In fact it was our newest crew member to the Serenity Team, Chris who spotted it and causally asked me what was that bird eating. As I glanced over I saw … Read more

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 … Read more