Harbour Tours

Sightseeing and birdwatching trips to the beach or marshes.  Trips last approximately 60 minutes.  Departing daily on the tide from the main pontoon outside. Well Harbour office.  Trip times are posted on the notice boards on the quayside as well as on their website.

Explore Wells Harbour aboard the “Wells Ferry”. Trips allow you

to explore the sights and sounds of Wells Harbour, its beach and Salt Marsh.  Trips run from the end of March to the end of October, weather permitting. For a more dramatic trip try a walk on the foreshore or East hills and watch the sunset from sea.

Reopening from 12th April

Deep Sea Fishing

BJR Marine Sea Fishing Trips in Norfolk operate from April to end November. During the summer months, sea fishing is a real treat

for holiday goers with fishing trips between 2 and 10 hours. The Wells harbor is walking distance from Pinewoods Holiday Park. Wells-Next-the-Sea enjoys an abundance of wildlife supported by golden, sandy beaches.

Coastal Exploration

Coastal Explorations are based in Wells Next the Sea, but can operate from any harbour, staithe or creek between Thornam (to the west) and Cley (to the east), thus enabling one-way trips, alternate pick ups and or drop offs.

Coastal Exploration try to sail with the weather, to make your charter as enjoyable as possible, and can also make the most of creek sailing, which can even eliminate the need to go to sea!  Run by a small, local team of professional adventurers, Coastal Exploration skipper and host trips ranging from four hours to three days, through creeks, marshes and open sea. Get involved with the sailing and cooking, or sit back and connect with nature – the pace is yours to choose.

Reopening from 12th April 2021.

Seal Trips

Beans Boat Trips

With 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, there is an optional landing on Blakeney Point before returning to Morston to disembark.

Beans Boat Trips plan to commence Seal Trips to Blakeney Point from the 12th April 2021.

Bishop's Boats

Colin Bishop established the business in 1965 and at that time ran only from Blakeney Quay to Blakeney Point, not the seals. Over time, demand and the siltation of the harbour has meant a gradual migration to Morston quay (see box below) and many more seal trips.

Reopening early April, 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.

Ptarmigan Blakeney Point Seal Trips

A family-run, local business offering daily boat trips out to Blakeney Point, Norfolk. Our purpose built ferry boat, the Ptarmigan, sets sail from Morston Quay daily commencing April. The journey will take you around Blakeney Harbour and out to Blakeney Point to see the inquisitive seals which is now the home of the largest grey seal colony in the UK. You will be able to go up close to spot the ever changing array of sea birds that visit the area. View this unique landscape, designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and look out for the iconic Lifeboat house, now used

as a Visitor Centre for the National Trust.

Seal trips from 12th April 2021, due to the social distancing rules, customers will need to board & disembark the boat without assistance from the skipper.

Temples Seal Trips

The Temple family have been operating boat trips for well over 60 years, with skipper Jim starting when he was just

9 years old!! The whole family help run the business with future generations often on board learning the ropes!

Temple’s boats are red and white:

  • Morston Ferry, a 26ft purpose-built boat,

  • The Four Sisters, our spacious 50 seater, and

  • Lily Too, our newest addition to the fleet, a 12 seater which we use for those extra busy times.

Reopening from 12th April.  There will be limited numbers on the boats to adhere to the social distancing rules, and customers to help themselves onto and off the boats.   Anyone with reduced ability will be asked to come on the trip at a time when we are better able to assist.  

Please be mindful of this advise from Natural England & Holkham Estates, if you come across seals while visiting the beach.

Stay a good distance away from the seals
Look out for seals in the dunes and give them a wide berth
Be careful – seals have a nasty bite
Keep dogs on a lead
Keep to marked viewing areas and respect the fencing
Remember grey seals are wild animals and should not be approached

Thank you.

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