Explore Wells Harbour aboard the “Wells Ferry”. Trips allow you
to explore the sights and sounds of Wells Harbour, its beach and Salt Marsh. Most trips last one hour. £10 per person for adults and £5 for under 14s. We also offer shorter 30 minute trips for just £5 per person. Trips run every day from the end of March to the end of October, weather permitting. Trip times are displayed on the website and on our boards on Wells Quayside.
Deep Sea Fishing
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 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.
With 50 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.
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.
This family run business has two traditional purpose built clinker construction wooden boats and one smaller boat.
All trips go to the seals. As we do not land on Blakeney Point we are able to spend extra time at the seal and tern colony. This also helps to preserve the natural environment of the reserve. Some trips can now also depart from Blakeney Quay, but this is very dependent on the tides. This is with our new small addition to our fleet which has a shallow draft and takes up to 12 people at a time.
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 l
andscape, 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.
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.
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