Farne Islands Inner Farne

Inner Farne

Morning and afternoon sailings from 1st April to 30th September 2024

Farne Islands Puffins Cruise

Puffins Cruise

Morning and afternoon sailings from 1st April to 31st July 2024

Holy Island & Farne Islands

Holy Island

Sailings from 4th May to 31st
October 2024

Farne Islands Sunset Cruise

Sunset Cruise

Early evening sailings from 20th May to 8th September 2024.

Grey Seals & Seabirds Farne Islands Cruise

Grey Seals & Seabirds

Sailing daily throughout
the year except for Christmas Day

Staple Island Farne Islands

Staple Island

Sorry, this trip is not currently
available to book due to the Staple Island being closed for the season.

Set Sail to the Farne Islands!

Serenity Farne Island Boat Tours sail all year round to the Farne Islands, one of Britain’s most spectacular wildlife habitats! We offer different trips throughout the year – landings, sunset cruises, photography trips, puffins cruises, Holy Island and ‘grey seal cruises’. Two of our vessels are winter coded so we are able to sail all year long.

Our skippers are incredibly knowledgeable about the geography, history and wildlife of the Farne Islands. We also have an on-board wildlife guide and we are happy to answer all your questions before, after and during our trips.

Don’t forget to have a look at our Skipper’s Blog, Facebook, or our other social media places before you arrive and see what’s been happening around the Farne Islands and Northumberland Coastline.

Take a look at our boats, our trips & tours, then plan your visit.

Serenity 2 at Staple Island

Serenity II offering our guests an incredible view of Staple Island's breeding colonies

Best of Northumberland Winner 2023
Scotland Prestige Awards 2023/24 Winner
Small Visitor Attraction of the Year 2023 Finalist
Visit England Awards for Excellence 2023 Gold Experience of the Year
Trip Advisor 2020 Travellers' Choice
Trip Advisor 2021 Travellers' Choice
Trip Advisor 2022 Travellers' Choice
Trip Advisor 2023 Travellers' Choice

Our Latest Tripadvisor Reviews

January 1, 2024
Humpbackwhale came to say hello... so memorable! It was an amazing time out on the boat, and the fact we got to see a WHALE ! Was absolutely incredible, a humpback whale popped up to say hello a few times, along with 2 porpoises, and a lot of grey seals. All in all it was a fabulous trip, albeit a freezing one, the crew were great as they even provided us with handwarmers, and great information abiut the islands. Thanks so much and see you in spring to greet the puffins!
December 30, 2023
Fab! Wonderful trip and experience . Team were great . Friendly , efficient, informative, organised, helpful. And ofcourse we saw lotttts of beautiful seals! An absolute treat in 1.5 hours. Wrap up well…it’s cold!
December 16, 2023
Fantastic boat tour with Serenity Farne Island Boat Tours We had an amazing trip out with Serenity Farne Island Boat Tours! They sailed with only 6 of us on board and rearranged our time slightly as the other 4 people were running 15 minutes late. This was fine for us and very thoughtful I thought. We set off on a glorious sunny day and the crew were very friendly and very knowledgable. To start with they gave us a little background to the trip. We saw fulmars, eider ducks (male and female), a shag, lots of seals and dolphins :-) We were able to get very close to view the seals and some pups. Finally, as we were about to return we came across a pod of dolphins, so stayed out longer to enjoy them. Among other things, I learned that the calves are a lighter grey in colour. Along the way we found out about the various birds, that the eider ducks were the first species protected by law in around AD 676, about seals, dolphins and Grace Darling. I know we were lucky with the weather and the dolphins, but the flexibility, crew and their knowlege made it the best boat trip that I've ever been on. I will be going back out with them again!
Annette J
Annette J
December 13, 2023
Thrilling Friendly and informative staff, from the chap I called in the morning to check if they were sailing, to the lady in the booking kiosk, to the two man crew on board. A very clean and comfortable boat, good commentary, and a superb journey around the islands. Seeing (and hearing) the seals at fairly close quarters was such a privilege. Bobbing about close to The Pinnacles rocks was quite something! We felt and saw the power of the sea as it rampaged between the rock formations, but felt perfectly safe and stable in the boat. A delightful trip which I've enjoyed previously, and will no doubt enjoy again in the future.
November 10, 2023
Fantastic tour of the Farne Islands. We had a fantastic tour of the Farne Islands on Serenity 2, our Skipper and Mate were brilliant and couldn't have been more helpful as was the lady manning the kiosk. The commentary given by the Skipper was great, very informative on the history of the Islands and on the wildlife. We saw many seabirds and masses of Grey Seals and their pups, some new born, others a few weeks old. This was our second tour with Serenity, the first was mainly about the birds, this one more about the seals, both very good value and very enjoyable. One word of advice to anyone thinking of a tour in winter time, if you think it's cold on land wait till you are out on sea, it's bitterly cold so make sure you wrap up with plenty of layers of warm clothes, you'll need them! We will definitely be going again when it's a bit warmer and are looking forward to it. Thoroughly recommended.
November 2, 2023
Highly recommended This is a really good experience - and excellent value for money. Knowledgable and helpful crew who would chat and answer any questions. Highly recommended for all ages.
Dean S
Dean S
October 31, 2023
Great wildlife experience Great seal wildlife trip today. Superb communication from Serenity ahead of the trip, as we had to defer the trip due to rough seas on Monday. Out on the boat we saw lots of Grey Seals. We were also lucky to have a rare sight of dolphins on our way back to harbour. Thank you for a great trip.
October 29, 2023
Lovely boat trip We booked our tour, Farne Islands and Lindisfarne well in advance and kept our fingers crossed about the weather. We were on Serenity 4 which is the largest of the boats in this fleet. On the day the pre was definitely a roll to the North Sea but that made the trip more interesting. Once out round the Farne Islands the skipper was knowledgeable about the islands, their history and the birds around at the time of year. The trip to Lindisfarne was a little choppy but it was great to see the detail of Lindisfarne Castle emerging as we neared the islands. The time on the island was limited by the tide and only really enough time to take in one attraction.
joanne d
joanne d
October 24, 2023
Amazing Farne experience The most amazing seal spotting experience. Such lovely, friendly staff made the trip extra special.
Beatriz L
Beatriz L
October 18, 2023
A highlight of my Northumberland Coast holiday My Farne Island boat tour was definitely a highlight of my Northumberland Coast holiday. I very much enjoyed seeing the seals and learning more about the history of the islands. Everyone from Serenity was professional, knowledgeable and friendly. I would return and would recommend the tour to my friends.

Our Gold Award!

All of us at Serenity Farne Island Boat Tours are delighted recpients of the Gold Award for the Experience of the Year by Visit Britain!

This achievement would not have been possible without the incredible individuals who make up the Serenity Farne Island Boat Tours team. Each member brings their unique talents and unwavering dedication to creating unforgettable moments for our guests ensuring that each trip is a remarkable experience. Winning this award is a testament to their passion, hard work, and unwavering commitment to excellence.

This recognition also shines a spotlight on the beauty and wonders of our region, inviting more visitors to explore its breathtaking landscapes and immerse themselves in its rich history. It is a testament to the magic that resides within Northumberland, and we are honored to be a part of showcasing the wonders of the Farne Islands and our coastline.

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Important Booking Information


All of our vessels are designed for wheelchair access onto a flush deck, but due to the harbour facilities and water depth, we can only do this during incoming tides.

Please let us know if you require wheelchair access so we can be prepared to assist you while boarding and we can let you know the times available when you are here. Pushchairs are more than welcome onboard too.


You can pay by credit/debit card using our online booking system and also with cash or credit/debit card at our booking office on Seahouses Harbour.

Please note, we are unable to accept American Express. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Farne Islands Diving

The Farne Islands are an excellent and very popular diving location.

For more information on diving trips, visit our sister company’s website Sovereign Diving.

Our vessels are available for private charter

Our vessels are available for private charter

Private Charter

Our boats are available for private charter and our regularly used by survey teams, film crews, conservationists and nature groups.

We can also facilitate scattering ashes for the remembrance of loved ones.

Please contact us for more information on chartering one of our vessels.