Terns on the shingle at Blakeney Point

Frequently Asked Questions

We are often asked a number of questions about the trips, we have tried to list some of the most asked ones hopefully they may help you when planning your trip with Beans Boats. We look forward to seeing you!


Q: Can I bring my dog?

A: Yes - well behaved dogs on leads are fine (however please be considerate to other passengers, as not everyone is dog friendly!)

Q: Are the boats open or covered?

A: All the seal trip boats are open so you get the best views of the seals and wildlife

Q: When do you operate?

A: We run 52 weeks, daily throughout the summer and regularly during the winter, times change daily due to the tides! (departure times are on website)

Q: How do I book and how far in advance?

A: To book is easy just Phone (between 8.30am & 7.00pm) any day, (phone numbers are on the website) you can book on the day but often a day or two ahead is advisable especially weekends and holiday times, during the summer a few days ahead is advised you can of course book up sooner than this is you wish!

Q: Can I pay by card?

A: No - sorry payment by cash please

Q: Do I need to pay in advance?

A: No - we will save your seats and trust you to turn up and pay on the day! (If you cant make it for any reason all we ask is you let us know as soon as possible

Q: Where and when do i pay

A: You pay for your tickets on the day when you collect them (when you phone to book you will be told where! Either on the quayside or at the ticket office)

Q: Where do the boats leave from?

A: The boats depart from MORSTON QUAY (situated on A149 coast road between Blakeney and Wells next sea) more directions are on the website

Q: How do I find the right boats when at Morston?

A: All our boats are white and orange so are easy to spot, the crew wear orange tops with 'Beans Seal Trips' on the front so just look for one of them!

Q: Do you provide life jackets for us to wear?

A: The MCA regulations state that we have to carry life jackets and life rafts on board but only have to be worn in an emergency!

Q: Are there toilets on the boat?

A: No - sorry the boats are not big enough for toilets, there are however toilets on Morston Quay and on Blakeney Point

Q: Is there a special rate for pensioners?

A: No - sorry the rate is the same as for adults

Q: Do you go if its raining?

A: Yes - we go all weathers if safe to do so, very occasionally we do have to cancel if it's too windy!

Q: Do I need to wear any special clothing?

A: No - but we advise sensible clothing to suit the weather (its always a bit cooler on the water!) Sensible footwear is also advised as the quayside and Blakeney Point both have un-even surfaces

Q: Is there a car park

A: Yes - there is a big National Trust car park next to the quayside just a short stroll to the boats. ("Pay and display" but free to National Trust members)

Q: Is there a bus stop nearby?

A: Yes - the Coast Hopper bus stop is in Morston village, about 5 minutes walk to the quayside

Q: How long are the boat trips?

A: A seal trip on its own lasts for about one hour. When we land on Blakeney Point this will add between half-an-hour to one hour more to the overall trip.