Boat Trips

BOAT TRIPS

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LANDING ON RAMSEY ISLAND

​Ferry boat departs:   10.00        12.00
Boat returns:    12.00        16.00

Non members:                                               Adult £18.00   Concession £15.00   Child £8.50​
Friends of Ramsey / RSPB members:    Adult £12.00   Concession £12.00    Child £5.50

Ramsey Island is owned and protected by the RSPB who have granted Thousand Islands sole landing rights​ to the Island. Each day a privileged number of day visitors are invited to experience the unspoilt natural beauty of this spectacular island nature reserve. Seals, seabirds and a myriad flora and fauna make up this beautiful Pembrokeshire island. On arrival at Ramsey Island the warden will give you an introductory talk in the display room and a map, you are then free to explore the island at your leisure. There is a main trail of about 3.5 miles (5.6 km) which can be divided into two loops.
Lat/Lng: 51.86456, -5.33335 Grid Ref: SM706237

passengers landing on Ramsey Island RSPB Nature Reserve
Ramsey Island RSPB Nature Reserve Pembrokeshire coast National Park

THOUSAND ISLANDS ADVENTURE

Boat departs:   10.30        12.30        13.30         14.30        16.30

Adult £25.00   Concession £21.00   Child £12.00​   Under 4's £5.00

Join us on a Ramsey Island boat trip with our wildlife guide.   On our cruises on our traditional boat Gower Ranger you will experience the amazing natural beauty of this unspoilt island nature reserve.

Passing beneath some of the highest cliffs in Wales and home to spectacular breeding colonies of hundreds of nesting seabirds.  In season guillemots and razorbills line the cliff ledges, look out for fulmars and the noisey kittiwakes in the caves.  Chough and Peregrine Falcons can also be seen flying above.

Watch the Atlantic Grey seals, Ramsey has the largest grey seal breeding population in Southern Britain. 100's of fluffy white seal pups are born on Ramsey islands beaches each year from September to October.

Experience the swirling currents and white water in Ramsey Sound, there is a good chance of seeing Ramseys resident harbour porpoise.​

Ramsey Island boat trips in St Davids Wales
Caves around Ramsey Island RSPB Nature Reserve
Atlantic Grey Seals Ramsey Island RSPB Nature Reserve

LANDING AND AROUND

Boat departs:     10.30 boat trip around Ramsey    12.00 land on Ramsey for afternoon    16.00 return to mainland
                    or     10.00 land on Ramsey    16.30 boat trips around Ramsey   17.30 return to mainland
                    or     10.00 land on Ramsey    12.30 boat trip around Ramsey     13.30 return to mainland

Non RSPB members:                                 Adult £38.00    Concession £35.00    Child £18.00
Friends of Ramsey / RSPB members:    Adult £32.00    Concession £32.00    Child £15.00

Enjoy the best of both worlds. Combine the Thousand Islands Adventure boat trip around Ramsey Island and the Landing on Ramsey Island to enjoy Ramsey Island by land and by sea

ramsey island ramsey sound boat trips
Atlantic Grey Seal colony Ramsey Island St Davids
Ramsey Island RSPB Nature Reserve guided walks

1 HOUR JET BOAT TRIP

Boat departs:   hourly

Price:    Adult £25.00    Concession £21.00     Child £12.00    Under 4's £5.00

Get up close to nature on our powerful, shallow draft, all weather jet boat.  This is a 1 hour jet boat trip around Ramsey Island with a wildlife guide onboard.

Explore the bays and caves around Ramsey Island, venture through rocky gorges and across Ramsey Sound through some of the most powerful currents in Britain.

​Look for hundreds of nesting seabirds on some of the highest sea cliffs in Wales, you may also see Peregine Falcons and Chough flying overhead.  See the Atlantic grey seal colony, 100's of fluffy white seal pups are born on Ramseys beaches each year. theres also a chance to see our resident harbour porpoise feeding the Ramsey Sound.

1 hr Jet boat trips around Ramsey Island
Jet boat trips around Ramsey Island RSPB Nature Reserve
Fulmar around Ramsey Island RSPB nature reserve

2 HOUR SKOMER PUFFIN ADVENTURE

Boat departs:   hourly

Price:    Adult £48.00     Child £20.00

For the more adventurous join one of our 2 hr Jet Boat trips, a mixture of exhileration and sensitive appreciation of the wildlife.

We leave St Justinians Lifeboat Station and head across Ramsey Sound. At the right state of tide the fast currents and turbulent white water are quite spectacular, there is also a good chance of seeing the harbour porpoise here feeding in the fast currents.

It is now time to head off across St Brides Bay to Skomer Island. Keep your eyes open, you may see diving gannets, shearwaters and if you are lucky some dolphins.

​Arriving at Skomer you will find yourself amongst 100's of Puffins in the bay. Look up at the cliffs and grassy banks, yet more comical puffins. On your trip you will see 100's of seabirds, seals, porpoise and maybe something larger like dolphins

1 hr Jet boat trips around Ramsey Island
Ramsey Island boat trips jet boat trips
Fulmar around Ramsey Island RSPB nature reserve

WHALE AND DOLPHIN WATCHING

Boat departs:   daily

Price:    Adult £60.00     Child £30.00

Our 2 1/2 hour to 3 hour Whale and Dolphin Watching boat trip takes you offshore into the Irish Sea. We head for the RSPB island of Grassholm, a spectacular sight, home to over 39,000 pairs of breeding gannets, the 3rd largest Atlantic gannet colony in the UK. Next we head out into the rich waters of the Celtic Deep in search of dolphins, puffins, seals, seabirds and if you are lucky a whale.

Gannets on RSPB Grassholm Island
Common dolphins Smalls lighthouse wales
Puffin and shearwater evening boat trips

RSPB ISLANDS ADVENTURE

Boat departs:   09.30

Non members:                                                Adult £57.00     Concession £54.00     Child £31.00
Friends of Ramsey / RSPB members:     Adult £51 .00    Concession £51.00      Child £28.00

The day begins with an exhilarating boat trip to Grassholm Island RSPB Nature Reserve to see the spectacular gannet colony, in the company of our wildlife guide. During the trip we look for puffins, manx shearwaters and many other seabirds as well as porpoise, seals and possibly larger marine mammals.

We then proceed to land on Ramsey Island. Enjoy the unspoilt natural beauty of this spectacular island nature reserve. Seals, seabirds and a myriad flora and fauna make up this beautiful Pembrokeshire island. where the RSPB warden will introduce you to this beautiful island nature reserve in the islands display room. You will be given a brochure containing a basic map of the island, it is then time to explore the island at your leisure.

 

2017 availability:                                                                           April 25th      10 spaces             May 2nd        10 spaces

May 9th       8 spaces              May 16th       10 spaces           May 23rd         2 spaces            May 30th         1 spaces
June 6th      10 spaces         June 13th      8 spaces            June 20th      12 spaces             June 27th        10 spaces
July 4th       12 spaces         July 11th       4 spaces            July 18th        12 spaces             July 25th         12 spaces
August 1st   12 spaces         August 8th   12 spaces            August 15th    8 spaces             August 22nd   10 spaces
Sept 5th       12 spaces         Sept 12th      10 spaces           Sept 19th        12 spaces             Sept 26th         12 spaces

grassholm island boat trips
Ramsey Island boat trips St Davids Wales
Ramsey Island RSPB Nature Reserve Pembrokeshire coast National Park

GUIDED WALK ON RAMSEY ISLAND

Boat departs:   09.30
Boat returns:   16.00

Price:  
Non members:                                                Adult £23.00    Concession £21.00    Child £11.00
Friends of Ramsey / RSPB members:     Adult £17.00     Concession £17.00    Child £8.00

Total price (includes return boat fare, guided walk and landing fee if applicable.  All sailings are weather dependent.

 

Join for a guided walk around one of Wales' most breathtaking nature reserves with a member of our RSPB team.

 

Guided Walks Spring and Summer     2017 Thursday Guided walk dates

25th May 12 spaces         1st June 16 spaces        8th June 14 spaces        15th June 16 spaces        22nd June 16 spaces

Our spring and summer walks have a special emphasis on seabirds and we will look at how Ramsey’s history has shaped their populations.

Learn about one of Pembrokeshire’s most important but least known birds the Manx shearwater and discover the story of RSPB Grassholm Island and its Gannets. We'll spot some of Ramsey's other wildlife along the way, learn about the islands history and find out what it is like to live and work on a remote island today.  Return to the farmhouse where volunteers and staff will be on hand to answer any questions and refreshments will be available.

Guided walk covers a circular route of approximately 1.5 miles and lasts 3 hours. The afternoon is then yours to explore on your own before the return boat at 16.00.

 

Guided Walks Autumn    2017 Thursday Guided walk dates

7th September 16 spaces        14th September 16 spaces         21st September 16 spaces

Autumn walks have a special emphasis on Grey Seals as they come onto the islands beaches to give birth. Learn about their fascinating life history and our research program. We'll spot some of Ramsey's other wildlife along the way. Learn about the island’s history and find out what it is like to live and work on a remote island today.

This is a full day event. The morning guided walk lasts up to 4 hours, then spend the afternoon at your leisure before the return boat at 16.00

guided walks on ramsey island with RSPB guides
Guided walk on Ramsey Island with a RSPB warden
Fulmar around Ramsey Island RSPB nature reserve

EVENING PUFFIN AND SHEARWATER

Boat departs:   18.00

Price:    Adult £30.00     Child £17.00

Join us on a 1 1/2 hour cruise to see the seabirds and seals as we venture around the spectacular high cliffs to see the guillimots and razor bills around Ramsey Island. Ramsey bays and coves are home to the Atlantic Grey Seal colony.

Next we head out to the North Bishops Island where there is a small colony of Puffins. On our return journey we watch the incredible passage of 100's of Shearwaters as they return to the islands in the evening.

Evening Puffin and Shearwater boat trips islands cruise
Puffin and shearwater evening boat trips
Fulmar around Ramsey Island RSPB nature reserve

FISHING TRIPS

Boat departs:   daily

The Blue shark can accommodate up to 12 people, rods reels, bait and tuition are included. There's tea and coffee onboard, please bring your own cold drinks, there is also a toilet onboard.

1 1/2 hour fishing trip fishing for mackerel and Pollock   -    £25 adult   £15 child
3 hour fishing trip for a variety of fish around the Bishops and Clerks islands  -  £35 adult   £20 child
6 hour fishing trip for bass and tope  -  £55 per person
Longer trips available  -  enquire

Ramsey Island boat trips grassholm island
Fishing trips mackerel pollock bass seafish
Fulmar around Ramsey Island RSPB nature reserve