RAMSEY ISLAND EVENING, SUNSET AND SHEARWATER BOAT TRIPS

from Aquaphobia in St Davids

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Ramsey Island Night Boat Trip Experience

If you’re an ornithology enthusiast or just love getting out on the water, you can’t do better than our entertaining and educational night boat trips in the summer to see the incredible and intriguing Manx Shearwaters on Ramsey Island. The Shearwater is an amazing bird that spends its days out on the water, flying just ten metres above the ocean, before returning to Ramsey Island at night to nest, often using burrows dug by rabbits.

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FREE PARKING

We provide FREE Parking in St Davids.

FREE MINI BUS

We provide FREE mini bus to the boat and back.

Breathtaking Views

Enjoy soaring cliffs filled with seabirds, seal-filled bays and the rolling open sea.

High-Speed Runs

Enjoy the excitement of the boat racing ahead in our high-speed runs over the sea.

Unforgettable Wildlife

Enjoy an amazing experience watching seals, seabirds, dolphins, porpoises and whales!

DTI Licensed Skipper

You’re in safe hands with our experienced skipper who’ll take care of you on the water

Internal Seating

All passengers sit safely inside, with no-one sitting on the outside tubes

Safety First

Lifejackets supplied to everyone for your personal safety while you’re at sea

Environmentally Friendly

Our craft uses only straight unleaded fuel that drops fuel emissions by 94%

Suitable for All Ages

Enjoy the trip no matter what your age, bring the kids, and even bring the dog!

Dry Quayside Boarding

Keep your feet and clothing dry with our safe quayside boarding

More About the Night Boat Trip Experience

It’s an amazing sight watching the Shearwaters returning home to Ramsey Island in the evenings and , by boat, you can experience the dramatic, unforgettable beauty of the Island, with its spectacular coastline, towering cliffs, sweeping hills, heather covered moorland and stunning bays and coves, along with the ever changing mood and landscape of the sea itself.

At other times of the year, when the Shearwaters have migrated all the way to the South Atlantic, you can enjoy the ocean at sunset or a sky full of stars, for an atmospheric and exhilarating trip of a lifetime.

This is a full and exciting boat trip of one and a half hours with plenty of time for you to take in the amazing views and take endless photographs to remind you of your time on board. There’s a lot to learn and enjoy about Ramsey Island and the local wildlife and so much to see on your trip that we promise you’ll never forget the experience.

Perfect for the whole family and a great school trip for the kids to learn about the local wildlife and the ocean, you’ll have a great time with us on one of our evening boat trips. And you can even bring the dog!

We’re knowledgeable and informative guides to what you’ll see on your trip, and you’ll be sailing with an expert skipper who knows exactly how to give you the best experience out at sea.

Get in touch with our friendly team at Aquaphobia Boat Trips and book yourself an evening boat trip that you’ll never forget!

Don’t forget to check out our other fantastic boat trips, including the chance to see dolphins, gannets, porpoises, so many varieties of sea birds, and maybe even a whale or two!

Reviews from Tripadvisor

  • star rating  This was such a good trip! Well organised getting to and from the boat. Saw everything we wanted and the boat ride was fab too! Well worth the money and... read more

    944louiseo
    June 2, 2021

    star rating  We had a fantastic trip as a family of 10. Knowledgable guide showing us lots of different sea birds, seals and a real highlight seeing porpoises diving gracefully in front... read more

    cran105
    June 1, 2022

    star rating  We went on an hour long trip around Ramsey Island yesterday, 4 adults, a 15 year old, two 13 year olds and a 12 year old. It was the highlight... read more

    Trek48471677655
    August 1, 2021
  • star rating  Excellent tour of Ramsey Island. Staff friendly, helpful, and informative. Had 3 teenagers with us and they all loved it. We saw sea lions, porpoise and different species of birds.... read more

    wendy w
    August 20, 2021

    star rating  We managed to get a trip without prior booking ( probably not recommended if you want a specific day or time) Friendly company and we could leave our car in... read more

    exploretheworld29
    June 1, 2021

    star rating  A lovely trip around Ramsey Island. The boat goes a lot faster than we gave it credit for, but it was great fun and the kids loved it. We were... read more

    travellingfamily54
    June 1, 2021
  • star rating  Very safe and informative, our guide was excellent at making sure we were as happy as possible whilst educating us on the local wildlife and area.
    We saw plenty... read more

    T3473DGjohnl
    June 1, 2022

    star rating  We booked our trip at the kiosk in St David's for the following day. I said I would really love to see the puffins but lovely lady in the office... read more

    MarkBright1958
    August 9, 2020

    star rating  The trip surpassed expectations. This was the last operator we tried as we had spotted it on the left on the way in, but went to the other operators in... read more

    ashovbrod
    August 7, 2020
  • star rating  Great time on the RIB, very friendly service from ticket booking to the minibus and the very knowledgeable skipper - loved it. Particularly appreciated the end to end service... read more

    rhonalou
    August 22, 2022

    star rating  This was a great trip around Ramsey Island from start to end. Family of 4. Booking over phone, good advance info, parking on site, short mini bus ride to the... read more

    jcpud
    August 20, 2021

    star rating  It offers free short term parking which is great.
    It is a speedboat ride around the island, with great stops to see wildlife and the captain explains interesting facts about... read more

    Clytemnestra8
    September 7, 2019
  • star rating  This boat trip made mine and my families holiday! It was a wonderful experience. We got to see the porpoises, seals and the ride through the water was fun. The... read more

    poppyj135
    August 26, 2022

    star rating  This was a great trip around Ramsey Island from start to end. Family of 4. Booking over phone, good advance info, parking on site, short mini bus ride to the... read more

    jcpud
    August 1, 2021

    star rating  I had a great time for the whole 2 hours. We seen puffins and we seen many seals chilling in the sun. The guide, Steph was very knowledgeable, probably the... read more

    Liliana N
    July 1, 2021
  • star rating  We were a party of 4 adults with 3 nervous children. The nerves disappeared almost instantly. Everything was well organized, and our skipper Mark put everyone at ease with his... read more

    Nick_Stewart_12
    August 3, 2019

    star rating  Friendly, helpful staff, free parking (next to the white aquaphobia ticket office at the Grove hotel, opposite the tourist info centre) and free minibus transfer down to the boat (about... read more

    ClaudiatheT
    August 2, 2019

    star rating  Despite a grey day the trip was amazing, we loved the rib ride and enjoyed the informative information given by our very knowledgable guide. We saw seals and some pups,... read more

    lesley j
    August 1, 2021

Frequently Asked Questions

It’s easy! Book Online. 
For any questions, simply give us a call on 01437 720 471 or drop us an email at [email protected]. Please leave us a contact telephone number so we can get back to you if needed.

We do! Our boat tours are perfect for schools, being both educational and great fun. Kids can learn about local wildlife and sea life, hear about Ramsey Island and Grassholm Island and learn why both sites are looked after by the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB). To book, call us on 01437 720 471 or drop us an email at [email protected]. Please leave us a contact telephone number so we can get back to you if needed.

Our boat trips are suitable for anyone at any age. We’re family friendly, and you can even bring the dog!

Our Ramsey Island trip for adults it’s £30.00 but children under 14 can go for only £20.00, and children under 4 are only £15.00.

Our Dolphin trip for adults it’s £62.00 and childrens it's £35.00 ( please noted no children under the age of 4 )

Our Nighttime Ramsey Island trip for adults it’s £35.00 but children under 14 can go for only £20.00.

Our Skomer Island trip is £52.00 for adults and £28.00 for children under 14.

Our gorgeous boat trip around Ramsey Island lasts for between one and one and a half hours.

This is our longest boat trip, going further out to see and including both Ramsey Island and Grassholm Island and it takes a full two and a half to three hours.

We offer free parking at our booking office while you’re enjoying your boat trip, and we provide a free minibus to take you to and from the office and the boat.

*Please Maximise your cars seating capacity when using our car park as vehicle parking spaces are limited thank you

Absolutely! Dogs are welcome on board so no need to try and make alternative arrangements while you enjoy your trip.

Yes, absolutely. Everyone on board has their own lifejacket, we have internal seating for all and don’t seat people on the outer tubes, and you’re piloted by a DTI licensed skipper. We also keep an eye on the weather and won’t head out if we think there’ll be a problem.

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