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Collecting Tickets

You will be able to collect your tickets from Morston Quay, which is where our boats depart from.
All our boats are white and blue and our staff will also be wearing blue. Look out for our signage on the quayside.
You pay for your tickets when you collect them on the day of your boat trip. At this current time we do not take credit cards but we're working on it, so please bring cash.

17 Mar
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SUN 11.00am
18 Mar
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MON 11.00am
19 Mar
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TUE 12.30pm
20 Mar
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WED 1.30pm
21 Mar
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THU 2.15pm
22 Mar
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FRI 3.00PM
23 Mar
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SAT 3.30pm
24 Mar
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SUN 4.15pm
25 Mar
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MON 4.45pm
26 Mar
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TUE 5.00PM
27 Mar
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WED 9.15am
28 Mar
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THU 9.45am
29 Mar
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FRI 10.15am
30 Mar
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SAT 9.45am & 10.45am
31 Mar
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SUN 10.00am & 11.00am
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1 Apr
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MON 10.30am & 11.30am
2 Apr
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TUE 11.00am & 12.00pm
3 Apr
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WED 12.00pm & 1.00pm
4 Apr
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THU 1.30pm & 2.30pm
5 Apr
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FRI 2.30pm & 3.30pm
6 Apr
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SAT 3.30pm & 4.30pm
7 Apr
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SUN 4.15pm & 5.15pm
8 Apr
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MON 8.30am & 4.45pm
9 Apr
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TUE 8.45am & 5.30pm
10 Apr
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WED 9.00am & 10.00am
11 Apr
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THU 9.30am & 10.30am
12 Apr
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FRI 10.15am & 11.15am
13 Apr
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SAT 10.30am & 11.30am
14 Apr
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SUN 11.00am & 12.00pm
15 Apr
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MON 11.00am & 12.00pm
16 Apr
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TUE 11.00am & 12.00am
17 Apr
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WED 1.15pm & 2.15pm
18 Apr
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THU 2.15pm & 3.15pm
19 Apr
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FRI 3.00pm & 4.00pm
20 Apr
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SAT 3.30pm 4.30pm
21 Apr
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SUN 4.15pm & 5.15pm
22 Apr
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MON 4.45pm & 5.45pm
23 Apr
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TUE 8.45am & 5.00pm
24 Apr
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WED 9.00am & 5.30pm
25 Apr
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THU 9.30am
26 Apr
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FRI 9.15am & 10.15am
27 Apr
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SAT 9.45am & 10.45am
28 Apr
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SUN 10.15am & 11.15am
29 Apr
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MON 11.00am & 12.00pm
30 Apr
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TUE 10.30am & 11.30am
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1 May
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WED 11.00am & 12.00am
2 May
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THU 11.30am & 12.30pm
3 May
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FRI 1.00pm & 2.00pm
4 May
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SAT 2.15pm & 3.15pm
5 May
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SUN 3.00pm & 4.00pm
6 May
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MON 4.00pm & 5.00pm
7 May
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TUE 4.45pm & 5.45pm
8 May
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WED 8.45am & 5.30pm
9 May
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THU 9.30am & 6.00pm
10 May
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FRI 9.00am & 10.00am
11 May
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SAT 9.30am & 10.30am
12 May
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SUN 10.00am & 11.00am
13 May
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MON 11.00am & 12.00pm
14 May
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TUE 11.00am & 12.00pm
15 May
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WED 11.00am & 12.00pm
16 May
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THU 12.45pm
17 May
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FRI 1.30pm & 2.30pm
18 May
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SAT 2.00pm & 3.00pm
19 May
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SUN 2.45pm & 3.45pm
20 May
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MON 3.30pm & 4.30pm
21 May
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TUE 5.00pm
22 May
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WED 5.30pm
23 May
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THU 8.30am & 5.30pm & 6.30pm
24 May
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FRI 9.00am & 6.00pm
25 May
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SAT 9.00am & 10.00am
26 May
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SUN 9.30am & 10.30am
27 May
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MON 9.00am & 10.00am & 11.00am
28 May
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TUE 11.00am
29 May
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WED 10.30am & 11.30am
30 May
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THU 10.00am & 11.00am & 12.00am
31 May
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FRI 11.30am & 12.30pm
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Blakeney Point Charter Boat Trips

Private charters

30 passengers
60 - 120 mins
Morston Quay
We can offer a private charter sailing for a variety of occasions for up to 30 passengers. Whether your celebrating a child’s birthday, wedding or just simply would like a seal trip all to yourselves we can certainly make it happen. We are open to anyone’s request within reason and can operate within the daily tide times so please contact us for more information.
John Bean boat trip cruising past seals at Blakeney point

Ash Scatterings

30 passengers
60 - 120 mins
Morston Quay
Whether you are planning a very small and personal gathering to simply scatter your loved ones ashes in a picturesque surrounding or you would like to incorporate seal watching as part of a celebration of their life. We can offer a range of options to make this as special and as personal as you would like so please contact us for further details. We are open to anyone’s request within reason and can operate within the daily tide times so please contact us for more information.
Josh Bean steering an ash scattering boat trip at Blakeney point

Media / Photography

30 passengers
60 - 120 mins
Morston Quay
In our picturesque Harbour and marshland we boast some of the best views on the Norfolk coast. Over the years we have had a host of film crews for advertisement backdrops and film making and are fully accustomed to working with these teams. photography groups are also common with views like these its hard not to get great shots of the landscape. We are open to anyone’s request within reason and can operate within the daily tide times so please contact us for more information.
Sandwich tern feeding young at Blakeney point

Educational trips

30 passengers
60 - 120 mins
Morston Quay
This is one of the most common charters we operate with schools of all ages and from all regions of the country attending all year round. Not only can this be a well deserved treat for the children and teachers but also educational. Our staff are all equipped with masses of local knowledge regarding the landscape and wildlife. Eye opening experiences for children who have never been on the water or witness the force of the tide as it floods in to the creaks before we set off on our trip.
Our boats are fully licensed passenger vessels by the Maritime Coastguard Agency (MCA) and for team leaders/teachers and those seeking advice on safe practice for school and groups such as RISK ASSESMENT please contact Graham Lodge at Norfolk County Council.
Seals and Sandwich Terns basking on Blakeney point beach
Norfolk county council badge

Family run boat trip services

We welcome dogs on our boats

Over 80 years experience

Educational & entertaining commentary

Frequently asked questions

If we haven't answered all of your questions then please feel free to get in touch using our contact details below, we're always happy to help.
johnbeanboattrips@gmail.com
Can I bring my dog?

All well behaved dogs are always welcome! Please be considerate of other passengers who may not be keen on dogs.

Are the boats open or covered?

All of our Boats are open top, so always best to come prepared

When do you operate?

We run all 12 months, but our times will always vary so please check our timetable.

How do I book and how far in advance?

To book please call 01263 740625 or via email johnbeanboattrips@gmail.com. We usually take bookings up to a month in advance earlier booking will be considered.

Can I pay by card?

We do have access to a card machine, however these are run by phone signal and not always reliable, so bringing cash is also advisable.

Do I need to pay in advance?

For bookings of 5 and under -
we will save your seats for you to turn up and pay on the day. (If you can't make it for any reason all we ask is you let us know as soon as possible)

For bookings of over 5 - We will ask for a deposit to confirm your booking before the date of your trip

Where and when do I pay?

You pay for your tickets on the day when you collect them from Morston Quay (Full instructions will be given upon booking)

Where do the boats leave from?

The boats depart from MORSTON QUAY ~ NR25 7BH. Situated on the A149 Coast Road between Blakeney and Wells next sea, further details on finding us in our contact page

How do I find the right boats when at Morston?

All our boats are white and blue and our staff will be wearing blue also look out for our signage and Blue flags on the quayside

Do you provide life jackets for us to wear?

The MCA regulations state that we have to carry life rafts and life jackets on board. Life jackets only have to be worn in an emergency

Are there toilets on the boat?

No - sorry the boats are not big enough for toilets, there are however toilets on Morston Quay and on Blakeney Point

Is there a special rate for pensioners?

No - sorry the rate is the same as for adults

Do you go if it's raining?

Yes - we go all weather if it is safe to do so. Very occasionally we do have to cancel if it's too windy

Do I need to wear any special clothing?

No - but we advise sensible clothing to suit the weather (its always a bit cooler on the water!) Sensible footwear is also advised as the quayside and Blakeney Point both have uneven surfaces and are tidal areas

Is there a car park?

Yes - there is a big National Trust car park next to the quayside just a short stroll to the boats. ("Pay and display" but free to National Trust members)

Is there a bus stop nearby?

Yes - the Coast Hopper bus stop is in Morston village, about 5 minutes walk to the quayside

How long are the boat trips?

A seal trip on its own lasts for around one hour.