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Bishops Boats Seal Trips2021-02-26T15:38:42+00:00

Covid-19 update

We are opening in April 2021 (approx the 12th)
(subject to regulations and guidelines)

We are following the latest government guidelines and can operate with a reduced capacity. We are now able to operate our 43 and 50 seater boats at a little under 50% passenger capacity which allows us to follow the government’s latest social distancing recommendations. This will be from March 2021 and until regulations change

The latest advice must be followed so you will need to :

  1. Adhere to the latest rules on social distancing.
  2. Book in advance by telephone and give contact details, which will be kept securely for 21 days.
  3. Follow staff instructions at all times.
  4. Be able to embark/disembark without the assistance of our staff.
  5. Use your own covid-19 approved hand sanitiser just prior boarding the boats.
  6. Follow the current legislation (unless exempt) and wear your own face covering at all times whilst on-board.
  7. Respect that during an emergency situation social distancing may not be possible at all times.

With a limited capacity you will need to book well in advance. Extra trips may be available when the tides allow. The cost is at present £20 per adult & £10 per child (under 2’s go free). We hope to be able to reduce the ticket price later if we can increase the passenger capacity. Private charters are also available for up to 20 people which is a great option to see the seals with your family group(s).

Please note that with our very limited capacity if you do not arrive in time to pay for your tickets, or you do not give enough notice to resell some or all of your reserved seats, you will be billed for any balances due.

We are an outdoor operation with bench style seating side by side, and with much reduced passenger capacity we will be able to maintain the governments distancing recommendation and easily keep to the 1 meter + rules.

The National trust carpark is in operation, but with limited toilet facilities, there are no landings on Blakeney Point. If you have any issues during your visit, please let us know and we will do our very best to address them.

Our business has been Covid approved by the “We’re Good to go” campaign in partnership with the tourist organisations of Great Britain & Northern Ireland.

For the very latest update and advice from the government click link below.

WIN a Free seal trip for two

Seal trips with Bishop’s Boats, we guarantee you will see the seals*

See the seals in their natural environment, basking on Blakeney Point.

The best way to see the wildlife on Blakeney Point is to enjoy a seal trip, departing from Blakeney or Morston Quay. Blakeney Point National Nature Reserve has wide open spaces and uninterrupted views of the beautiful North Norfolk coastline. Blakeney Point offers protection for the Harbour and surrounding saltmarshes, this provides a perfect habitat for the vast array of residential and migratory wildlife. We trust our seal trip will leave you with a memorable visit.

Booking ahead by telephone for all seal trips is essential to avoid disappointment, we can also advise you about the seal trip. Tickets must be collected from Blakeney Quay no later than 30 minutes before sailing time. Well behaved dogs are welcome (at our discretion). For passenger comfort, Bishop’s Boats operate a non-smoking policy on-board.

*Bishop’s Boats Guarantee – In the very unlikely event that you do not see any seals, we will offer a free seal trip another day, or give you a 50% refund.

2020 Timetable (1mb).pdf


Times for 2020

Additional times available when tides allow.
View Timetable 2020


You must book in advance

Tel: 01263 740 753
between 8am-6pm (7 days a week).
Advanced booking is essential.


£13.00 per person

Private charters are available.
€ & $ are accepted.

Additional information

Blakeney Quay only, up to 30 minutes before sailing time (look out for the flag). NR25 7NE

All trips are Seal trips lasting approximately 1 hr.

Boats and crew comply with all requirements by the ‘Maritime & Coastguard Agency’ and carry full life saving and first aid equipment.

Face covering, approved hand sanitiser, camera, binoculars, suncream, waterproof and warm clothing.

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Photo’s taken from Bishop’s Boats

Some of our customers reviews

We strive for happy customers, if you require any further information or wish to comment on your trip, please contact [email protected] your feedback is important.

Fantastic experiance with a lovely crew
“A seal watching trip is a must and Bishops Boats offer a great tour. About 25 of us got to see seals swimming in the estuary and laying idly on the shore, sunning themselves and scratching. The Skipper gave us some local history and info on the area, making the trip interesting and fun. It took just over an hour, with plenty of time to view the seals up close. You leave from the far end, past the last car park, but come in nearer the main car park. So depending on how far you wish to walk at either end of your trip depends on where you park your car. The car park costs £4, don’t pay to park when you pick up your preordered ticket as you will only be there for a few mins. There are toilets, a shop selling icecream/hot drinks and cakes and pastries. There was also a stall selling crab sandwiches. If you go on a late trip(returning at 5.30) the shops will all be shut. The toilets will still be open, I think. Enjoyed it immensely, glad the weather was nice for us.”


Would definitely recommend this trip. The crew were very knowledgeable and chatty. We saw lots of Seals basking on the sandbanks and also following the boat in the water. The trip lasts an hour in total which is long enough to keep it interesting for the kids. Quick tip, tickets have to be purchased from Blakeney Quay which is roughly one mile away from where you board the boat. When you arrive at the Quay there are several companies offering trips. Would recommend using this company.


Brilliant boat company
Our second trip with bishop boats to see the seals at Blakeney. Can’t fault them
Great staff both on and off boat, very helpful lady on phone – man at ticket sale point was lovely and guys on boat full of interesting facts, not to mention helpful and funny too with jokes thrown in!
Our party ranged from 6 to 70 and we all enjoyed the trip and would recommend and indeed go again ourselves.



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