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Bishop's Boats

Westgate Street | Turnstone Cottage, Old Post Office Yard, Blakeney NR25 7NQ, England
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Where have all the seals gone....

Great Yarmouth apparently !! Went a seal trip earlier this month. Very disappointed to only see 1... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Grestyroad
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Northampton, United Kingdom
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Wot no seals?

We’ve tried 4 times now to see the seals at blakeney but either weather has interfered or times... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Midlandsmum63
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Northampton, United Kingdom
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Daily boat trips to see the seals ( guaranteed )IMPORTANT PLEASE NOTE Sadly, but with some degree of relief I have decided to no longer respond to any trip advisor reports from November 2016 onwards. I have always been pleased that Bishops Boats responded appropriately ( I hope ) to every one and thank you all for the generally great reviews, and the feedback from the very few not so great ones. There are also a few very unfair and unjustifiable ones included also. To the few trolls our there, you don't realy win because your comments are transparent and a waste of only your own time, no longer mine. Compliments are easy but complaints ( especially spurious ones ) are incredibly time consuming and while every genuine customer is very important to us it is with 136 reviews( most are good or excellent) to date, over 4 years it is a tiny proportion of our business consuming an inappropriate amount of time. This I believe is because TA is generally a sounding board ( at least originally ) for bad catering and accommodation experiences. It may have grown beyond its own natural capacity as everything it seems can now be rated, but is often only done if things go wrong or someone has has a grudge or a gripe. Please do feel free to comment I am grateful, but please try to be fair and be truthful. I will occasionally now look at reviews and take on board comments.I will not check religiously any longer in case I have inadvertently upset someone, or someone has got something wrong. If things go wrong I will put them right on the day as always where I can, if appropriate comments are made then, not after the event! I will no longer comment on posts whether good, bad, indifferent or fake. If you have a genuine complaint you can tell as many people as you like about it on the internet, but if you really want something done about it please speak to me! Thank you for taking the time for past and future comments. Paul Bishop - owner - Bishops Boats Seal Trips
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  • Very good18%
  • Average2%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“blakeney quay” (18 reviews)
“great trip” (25 reviews)
“blakeney point” (34 reviews)
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Westgate Street | Turnstone Cottage, Old Post Office Yard, Blakeney NR25 7NQ, England
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"blakeney quay"
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"great trip"
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"blakeney point"
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"seal trip"
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"national trust car park"
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"seal of approval"
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"collect tickets"
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"seal colony"
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"closer look"
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"both sides"
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"fantastic opportunity"
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"photo opportunities"
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"grey seals"
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"coastal path"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great Yarmouth apparently !! Went a seal trip earlier this month. Very disappointed to only see 1 seal from a distance swimming off the point. When I asked if this was unusual I was told they follow the fish and for a while had been...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We’ve tried 4 times now to see the seals at blakeney but either weather has interfered or times didn’t fit in with our travel times. We arrived on a very wet Saturday and were told boat would go for an hour instead of 2 as...More

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Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

Great boat trip out to see the seals. Tickets easy too book. Crew friendly and knowledgable. Good experience.

Thank Mark A
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Reviewed 18 October 2017 via mobile

Was so good to see the seals in their natural habitat. The captain was very informative and the boat was good Condition. Thought it was reasonably priced too.

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Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

Great trip out to see the seals. Very easy to book and collect tickets. Crew very knowledgeable about the surrounding area and wildlife. Value for money and a great experience.

Thank KagsA
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Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

Great trip, lots and lots of seals more than I expected to see. Good value for money £12 per person. The crew were friendly and knowledgeable. Would definitely recommend and would visit again

1  Thank Maria H
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Reviewed 16 September 2017

The price was reasonable. £12 each for an hour. The people were friendly and very knowledgeable about the local area. They also didn't rush us and circled several times around the seals so that we could all get a good view. Highly recommended.

1  Thank SLeeH
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Reviewed 12 September 2017

Booked the ticket by phone and collected it from Blakeney Quay easy and straightforward and a very helpful man . Then drove to Morston and found the boat along creek. The 30+ of us set off and were given a commentary as we went along....More

1  Thank MHGN
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Reviewed 27 August 2017

It was easy to book our tickets by phone, then collect them from Blakeney Quay (the lady when booking helpfully advised us just to pull up at Blakeney to collect the tickets so not to have to pay for parking there). We then took the...More

1  Thank blt100
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Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

Many years ago I use to bring my students here when conducting residentials. Bishops boats were super then and still provide an excellent service. They get you so close to the seals and provide local knowledge and guidance about the animals and their habitats. Can't...More

2  Thank Darrel F
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Daisy-May76
29 December 2015|
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Response from TimP20 | Reviewed this property |
Have a look at the website for beansboattrips who are sailing daily (today 11am) and they do go to the seals. They board not to bishops. Tim
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