Inner Farne

This tour sails around all of the Farne Islands then lands on the fantastic diverse wildlife habitat of Inner Farne where St Cuthbert spent the latter part of his life and died there in 687AD. Inner Farne is the largest of all of the Farne Islands and also the most accessible. It is ideal for bird watchers and wildlife photographers, you can get incredibly close to thousands upon thousands of breeding birds!

During the breeding season expect to see thousands of Atlantic puffins, common guillemots, razorbills, eider ducks, Arctic, common and sandwich terns plus kittiwakes and other species of gulls.

Remember to bring a hat during the spring and summer breeding season!

Birds on the Farne Islands are currently being monitored for avian influenza by the National Trust. Customers will be notified in advance if Inner Farne is closed during their planned visit and alternatives offered.

Serenity 2 at Staple Island

Atlantic Puffin, Inner Farne © Alan Hewitt Photography

Sailing Information

Dates: 1st April to 30st September 2024
Prices: Adults £30, Child* £23, Under 5 Free
Departure Times:
April  11.45am
May, June & July 11.45am and 1.45pm
August & September  11.45am

*Child classed as aged 15 and under

  • Please arrive 30 mins before your departure to collect your boarding pass. Failure to do so may result in your ticket being resold.
  • This tour takes approximately 2.5 – 3 hours with a 1 hour landing on Inner Farne.
  • The National Trust charge additional landing fees to non-members.
  • Times and frequencies may change at short notice.
  • Please note, dogs are not allowed on this trip. Sorry!
  • The final decision to land on any of the Farne Islands is at the boat masters discretion.
  • Although all of our vessels have wheelchair access, the Inner Farne is not wheelchair accessible, so we can’t allow chairs. Sorry!

National Trust Landing Information

April to September Adult £13.00, Child £6.50, Family £32.50, Family (1 adult and 3 children) £19.50

National Trust members land free of charge on production of their membership cards. Children under 5 also land free of charge.