Getting to the Farnes

A visitor boat on the way to the Farne Islands

Everyone visiting the Farnes needs to get on a boat at Seahouses harbour. Before your visit, please have a look at the following websites to help plan your day.

Four private companies sail to the Farne Islands from Seahouses on the Northumberland Coast. They all offer a range of different trips to suit all tastes so please have a look at the following websites to help decide how best to experience the Islands. 

Glad Tidings - landing on Inner Farne and on Staple island

Golden Gate - landing on Inner Farne, landing on Staple island, landing on Longstone Island. (please note Golden Gate are the only company licenced to land on Longstone Island and offer access to Longstone lighthouse, former home of Grace Darling).

Serenity - landing on Inner Farne and on Staple island

St Cuthbert - landing on Inner Farne and on Staple island

There is a charge for the trip, payable to the boat company and varying depending on which type of trip you choose. In addition, the National Trust charges a landing fee per island: if you are a National Trust member, you do not have to pay a landing fee, but you do need to present your membership card. 

If you are bringing a group to the Islands please have a look at our Site Hazard Identification guides for Inner Farne and Staple so you can be aware of the lay out of the islands and any dangers of which you need to be aware.