Ramsey Island boat trips

from Aquaphobia in St Davids

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Ramsey Island Experience

Enjoy an exciting and exhilarating boat trip around Ramsey Island, that lasts up to an hour and a half. You’ll see wonderful views of the coastline and cliffs that you can’t get from anywhere else, along with basking or swimming seals, aerobatics from the seabirds and maybe even porpoises and dolphins, too. Not only is our trip great fun, with high-speed sprints on the water, it’s also educational too, with so much to learn about the island and the wildlife, making for a perfect experience for kids on holiday and for school trips, as well as for the whole family to enjoy - dogs included!

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We provide FREE Parking in St Davids.


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 Ramsey Island Experience

Owned by the RSPB and operated as a nature reserve, Ramsey Island is a wonderful haven for many different seabirds. Birdwatchers will be in their element, enjoying the antics of a variety of birds at close quarters, including guillemots, razorbills, peregrine falcons, kittywakes, choughs, Manx shearwaters, cormorants, shags, fulmars, oystercatchers and auks amongst many others.

The island is home to the largest colony of Atlantic grey seals in southern Britain and, on our boat trips, you will see lots of them in the island's many bays and caves. Porpoises often come close to the boat, particularly in the turbulent waters between the east side of Ramsey and the mainland, where they take advantage of the choppy waters to catch smaller fish while the tide is on its way in or out. Dolphins are occasional visitors in the summer when the waters are warm.

Ramsey Island’s unusual geology has produced a stunning island of rocky hills and heather moorland, with spectacular cliffs., making it the perfect home for a variety of species and a spectacular sight that you’ll never forget.

Get in touch with the friendly team at Aquaphobia Boat Trips and book your island experience today!

Reviews from Tripadvisor

  • star rating  This was a great trip. Well organised, informative and safe even in strong currents.

    We were all looked after very well and Mark provided a good history of the... read more

    August 23, 2019

    star rating  Positive covid experience while the trip provided sights sound and amazing facts from Mark with his Welsh humour. Trip from start to finish was well organised and staff very friendly.... read more

    September 19, 2020

    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

    August 5, 2021
  • star rating  Brilliant trip, would definitely recommend. Saw loads of seals and birds. Very nice guide. Views were amazing.

    June 8, 2022

    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

    June 1, 2022

    star rating  So hands up, not the first time I have reviewed Aquaphobia - but I'm a long term fan! Having had my kids grow up from toddlers to twenties on... read more

    Jon e
    September 16, 2020
  • 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

    July 8, 2021

    star rating  Absolutely incredible experience!! Saw plenty of wildlife including porpoises. Great boat and staff are very knowledgable. It was a great price too. Thank you for an amazing trip!!

    Rachel Alexandra
    June 1, 2021

    star rating  Wife saw this advertised and wanted to book it. I really wasn't keen but went ahead with it. Ended up being such a great choice and we all loved it.... read more

    Marcus M
    July 2, 2021
  • 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

    August 18, 2021

    star rating  We had the best trip around Ramsey Island with Aquaphobia. They were very considerate with our two dogs as well. The trip was both informative and jovial, a... read more

    September 10, 2020

    star rating  Wow. Mark and Dom are simply fantastic! The tour is absolutely brilliant - you see tons of sea life, breath in the fresh sea air, and go inside of the... read more

    August 31, 2022
  • 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

    June 9, 2021

    star rating  We came to St David’s and stumbled upon aquaphobias booking office where we was met by a lovely lady who gave us so much information and we decided to book... read more

    Kimberley D
    August 1, 2020

    star rating  These guys go out of their way to help as well as providing the best boat trip St Davids has to offer. Highly recommended.

    September 17, 2020
  • 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

    August 9, 2020

    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 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

    August 3, 2019

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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