Provisional Pelagic Dates

BOOK DIRECT WITH BOAT OPERATOR - William Shiel Tel: 01665 720308

or 07799666573


The charge for places as observers on these adventurous trips is set by the boat operator and North Sea Pelagics makes no money from trips - North Sea Pelagics is not a commercial entity.

Pelagic trips upto 20miles offshore cost £65 per person and all money goes direct to skipper.Please keep in mind that fuel alone for these trips, that can cover over 60+ miles, is very expensive. The RIB does, however,provide unrivalled access to sites and rapid area searches.

Look for the big orange boat "Ocean Explorer" & skipper Alan.


Summer/Autumn 2017 - provisional dates

Please note trips will only run if minimum numbers are booked. 

The boat will leave from Seahouses Harbour NE68 7RN

Timings are for "Ropes off" and observers should meet at least 30mins before this.

Please check timings with William a few days before your expedition


Sat 22nd July 2.30pm

Sat 29th July 2.30pm

Sun 30th July 2.30pm


Sun 20th Aug 2.30pm

Sat 26th Aug 2.30pm

Sun 27th Aug 2.30pm


Sun 10th Sep 2.30pm

Sun 17th Sep 2.30pm

Sun 24th Sep 2.30pm


Sun 8th   Oct Time TBC

Sun 15th Oct Time TBC

Sun 29th Oct Time TBC


Sun 5th Nov TBC





Matt Sharpe from Newcastle University with CPOD & SoundTrap - recording white beaked dolphin clicks and whistles

Simon Laing from Newcastle School of Marine Science working with us using hydrophone.

National Trust team on board

North Sea Pelagics


BOOK YOUR PLACE TODAY: William Shiel 07799666573




Please note all money direct to William Shiel or skipper Alan Leatham.

No payments to B.Burville


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Ben Burville




Mobile: 07932 577608



Filming with Robson Green - Tales from Northumberland ITV
ITV Tales from Northumberland
BBC filming with John Craven
William Shiel talking to media
BBC Countryfile filming



ITV Tales from Northumberland 2014


BBC Radio Newcastle Dec 2013


BBC1 Countryfile 11th Aug 2013 with John Craven



Exciting 2016  dates >

A provisional scedule for 2016 Pelagic Trips COMING SOON "Expedition Trip Dates" - these trips have been timed to maximise viewing opportunities