Blakeney seal trips with Beans Boats

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

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

COVID-19 UPDATE

In line with the latest Government guidance, we are delighted to say that Beans Boat Trips plan to commence Seal Trips to Blakeney Point from the 12th April 2021.

Your health and safety remains our top priority. Like before, we have additional hygiene and safety measures in place on arrival and throughout the trip. Please take careful note of our safety measure (below) 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).
  5. PAYMENT IS TO BE MADE ON THE DAY. Card payment is often available but not guaranteed due to poor WiFi connection on the quayside so please arrive with cash just in case (the correct amount wherever possible to minimise handling.)
  6. THE NATIONAL TRUST TOILETS & CAFÉ ARE NOW CURRENTLY OPEN ON MORSTON QUAY, the café is card payment only and toilets are operating with social distancing measures so please allow extra time.
  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.
  10. IF YOU NEED TO CANCEL CONTACT OUR BOOKING HOTLINE ON: 01263 740505 or 01263 740038 (Out of hours for CANCELLATIONS ONLY 07972 148776 ).- Please DO notify us if you have pre-booked and are not coming as seats are strictly limited and we will be able to re-allocate your booking.
  11. Boarding and disembarking may take a little longer than normal - please be patient, relax and enjoy your trip.

Our re-opening is in line with the latest UK Government guidance (Spring 2021) and we will continue to review and follow and local authorities and central Government advice. We ask that all our guests do the same to help protect themselves and each other.

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

With over 80 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.

Adults: £20, Children:(14 & under) £10, Under 2's: free

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
  • Sun.16th May. : 10.30 * & 11.30 *
  • Mon.17th May. : 10.00 * & 11.00 *
  • Tue.18th May. : 10.30 * & 11.30 *
  • Wed.19th May. : 10.30 * & 11.30 *
  • (* no landing on Blakeney Point)