Here you will find all the information you need to know when booking a boat trip. Below you will find links to attractions and things to do when you are in the area.
HOW TO BOOK A TRIP
You can book online via this website. If you want more information you can telephone, email or call into our booking office for a chat.
Booking in advance is advised.
If you have a disability that may be aggrevated by the movement of the boat, like a bad back, neck or you are pregnant, please let us know before you book your trip.
Sailings are weather dependent. Please ring or call into the booking office no later than 1 hour before your trip to check if the trip is going before you head down to the departure point. If the weather is too rough and we cancel the trip for safety reasons you will receive a full refund or you can transfer to another day.
Take warm waterproof clothing with you even if it is a lovely day, it's always colder at sea.
We do still sail if it is raining.
WHEN DO WE OPERATE
Boat trips run from 1st April to 31st October. The booking office is open 7 days a week. 08.45 to 17.00, 08.00 to 20.00 in peak season.
LANDING ON RAMSEY ISLAND
If you are landing on Ramsey Island it is advisable to bring warm, waterproof clothing. There is no cover once out on the island trail and the boat crossing can be wet. Sunscreen and a hat are also advisable in hot weather.
The steps are steep at St Justinians and on Ramsey Island. The terrain on the island trail is also rough so a reasonable level of fitness is required and sturdy footwear or walking books is recommended.
Ramsey is a rat free island. If you are bringing a picnic, please ensure it is securely packed in a rucksack or cool bag. If you leave your bag unattended in St Justinians for any time, please check it carefully for signs of rodent damage before boarding the island boat.
Toilet facilities are available on Ramsey Island.
TO GET TO THE BOAT DEPARTURE POINT
The boats depart from St Justinians Lifeboat Station which is about 2 miles from the centre of St Davids. You can walk there or ride your bike, there are bike racks there.
There is parking at St Justinians, parking fee £3 cash. There are porta-loos situated near the bus stop at St Justinians, it is a good idea to use the loos before you make your way down the steps.
You must meet our boarding master a the bottom of the concrete steps of the old lifeboat station 20 minutes before your trip time. The will give the boarding master time to check you in and lead you to the departure point so you are ready when the boat comes in. If you turn up at the time of your trip the rest of the group will have been lead off to the departure point and you are not likely to catch then up in time. If you are late we do not offer a refund.
The narrow Pembrokeshire roads are very busy with tractors, motorhomes and leisurely holiday makers and the single track lane from St Davids to St Justinians Lifeboat Station is very slow with passing cars. This can double the duration of you drive to us. Please allow plenty of time to get to us. There are more tourists than normal the season.
BOAT DEPARTURE POINT
Access to the lifeboat station is down a large flight of steep concrete steps with handrails to the base of the cliff, up a steep flight of steps with handrails to the top of the lifeboat station then along the lifeboat station slipway, see the photographs below so that you can decide if this access is suitable for you. If you need more information just give us a call.
Passengers may cancel their booking with full refund no later than 24 hours before sailing. We reserve the right to cancel trips without warning due to bad weather conditions or for safety reasons, in which case you will be offered an alternative trip or receive a full refund.
GENERAL INFORMATION AND ACCESSIBILITY
A safety briefing is given on departure of your boat, please listen to the briefing, it is for your own safety.
The sea is a dangerous and ever changing environment and all adventurous activities carry certain risks which cannot be ignored.
We do not accept responsibility for incidents that occur outside our control.
CAN I BRING MY DOG
Dogs are welcome on our dog friendly boat trips around Ramsey Island. Some dogs are happy onboard, others find it stressful, it is up to you to decide but please, no barky verbal dogs as they upset the other passengers. Registered assistance dogs are welcome on Ramsey Island.
St Justinians Lifeboat Station boat departure point
Passengers boarding Gower Ranger at St Justinians sold lifeboat station St Davids
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