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boat trips to coquet island (1 Viewer)

Mark A Spedding

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Hello
im considering a trip up next July primarily to see Roseate Terns from the boat trip to Coquet Island.
Was wondering if anyone has any experience of these trips and how did they get on with the
Roseates? Would it be possible to get one or two record shots?
Any advice would be appreciated.
Mark
 

super-silly-um

Well-known member
Hello
im considering a trip up next July primarily to see Roseate Terns from the boat trip to Coquet Island.
Was wondering if anyone has any experience of these trips and how did they get on with the
Roseates? Would it be possible to get one or two record shots?
Any advice would be appreciated.
Mark

Try Dave Gray's cruises from Amble 01665 711 975. Don't think the public can land on the island like the Farne Island cruises from Seahouses do.
 

martin kitching

Obsessed seawatcher
No public landing on the island, but you have a fair chance of doing better than just record shots if you're on one of Dave Gray's boat trips :t:

cheers
martin
 

devon.birder

Well-known member
Thanks I just might do that.

My wife and I did the trip out to Coquet Island at the end of May this year and hope to do so again at the same time in 2015. Well worth it for excellent views of Roseate Tern both in the air and standing around on the rocks. We booked by phone the day before and the boat was full. Best to go at high tide so the boat can get closer to the island although I am not sure if the boat will go at other times. Roger
 

martin kitching

Obsessed seawatcher
Amble is a tidal harbour, with a big sandbar just inside the harbour mouth, so there are limits to when the boat can sail :t:

cheers
martin

My wife and I did the trip out to Coquet Island at the end of May this year and hope to do so again at the same time in 2015. Well worth it for excellent views of Roseate Tern both in the air and standing around on the rocks. We booked by phone the day before and the boat was full. Best to go at high tide so the boat can get closer to the island although I am not sure if the boat will go at other times. Roger
 

Nutcracker

Stop Brexit!
Best is to go late afternoon (4-5 pm) a day or two after a new or full moon. That times it to high tide on a spring tide, when the boat can get closer in to the landing stage.

That makes these the best dates to try:
3-4 July
16-18 July
 

Julian Bell

Natural Born Birder
JUst did one of the "Puffin Cruises" back in June. I grew up next to the Farnes and saw plenty of Roseates up and down the coast so never really felt like doing the Coquet Island thing before. I was over visiting family and gave it a go - brilliant and not too long a boat trip for small children. We had an excellent time. No need to land for Roseates!

Record shot attached - taken hand held from the boat. For more pictures see here
 

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