Blakeney seal trips with Beans Boats

Daily boat trips to see the SEALS & BIRDS in their natural environment at BLAKENEY POINT

Booking: 01263 740505 / 01263 740038 (08.30am - 6.00pm)

COVID-19 UPDATE

Following new government guidelines we have had good news that we can start operating our seal trips again. However, as you can imagine, we have had to make several changes to comply with new guidelines to keep us all as safe as possible while at the same time, still make it an enjoyable trip for you.

Seating will be greatly reduced to comply with social distancing.

Please take careful note of the following so you know what is required before you book….

  1. PRE BOOK BY PHONE IN ADVANCE - we will have to take a contact number from you which will be kept secure for 21 days.
  2. BE ABLE TO EMBARK / DISEMBARK WITHOUT ASSISTANCE FROM THE CREW
  3. BRING YOUR OWN HAND SANITISER TO USE BEFORE BOARDING
  4. BRING YOUR OWN FACE COVERING which must be worn at all times while on-board (unless exemption applies) – this follows the latest legislation
  5. PAYMENT IS TO BE MADE PREFERABLY IN ADVANCE but if necessary can be made on the day by card. If only cash is available this must be the correct amount as no change can be given. PRICES ARE CURRENTLY £13 PER TICKET – adult or child (sorry, but as we have such limited seating due to social distancing, this is the only way we can make the trips viable)
  6. THERE ARE CURRENTLY NO TOILETS OR CAFÉ ON MORSTON QUAY - We hope this will change soon although this is the responsibility of the National Trust which is trying to organise the opening of these facilities
  7. THERE ARE CURRENTLY NO LANDINGS ON BLAKENEY POINT and all seal trips will last approx one hour
  8. FOLLOW THE LATEST RULES ON SOCIAL DISTANCING (2m on quayside, 1m on board with face covering). PLEASE NOTE THAT IN AN EMERGENCY SITUATION SOCIAL DISTANCING MAY NOT BE POSSIBLE
  9. PLEASE FOLLOW STAFF INSTRUCTIONS AS THEY ARE FOR EVERYONE’S SAFETY – we reserve the right to refuse passage for anyone unwilling to comply with the above - no refunds will be given

Lastly we would please ask for your patience is these uncertain times. It’s all a big change for everyone and there may be times when things don’t run as smoothly as we would like. We hope this is not too overwhelming but unfortunately, this is what we have to do in order for us to operate safely

We look forward to seeing you and... don’t forget your camera!

With 50 years experience of operating in Blakeney Harbour, a trip to the Blakeney Seals with Beans Boats offers a rare opportunity to get ‘up close and personal ’ to the resident Grey seal and Common Seal colonies without causing disturbance.

After boarding one of our five custom ferries at Morston we head up Morston Creek and out into Blakeney Harbour. Relax and enjoy the beautiful Norfolk Coastline from the shelter of the harbour or keep an eye out for resident and migrating birds.

As Blakeney Point is one of the most important sites for migrating birds in Europe, there's plenty to see on our way to the Seal Colony. Passing the old Blakeney Lifeboat station our crew tell you something of the local history and about the harbour before you arrive at the end of Blakeney Point where Common and Grey Seals can usually be found hauled out. We spend time getting in close and turning to allow plenty of opportunity for photos, inquisitive seals will also frequently pop out around the boat. Time and tide allowing (see timetable) there is an optional landing on Blakeney Point before returning to Morston to disembark.

All Tickets £13.00

As seats are limited - to avoid disappointment we strongly advise you to book

All our ferries leave from MORSTON QUAY see trip times. Trips last about an hour, (1.5 hours with optional landing). You will receive details of departure point, time and where to collect your tickets when you book. For more details Prices and Booking Page.

Pictures from our trips click to enlarge

Next Trip Times
  • Mon.6th Jul. : 9.30 * & 18.15 *
  • Tue.7th Jul. : 9.15 * & 10.15 *
  • Wed.8th Jul. : 10.00 * & 11.00 *
  • Thu.9th Jul. : 10.00 * & 11.30 *
  • (* no landing on Blakeney Point)