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!

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!

DURATION: 1HR - 1.5HRS

£30
  • Children under 14 - £20
  • Kids under 4 - £15
  • Private Boat Charter - £270

FREE PARKING

We provide FREE Parking in St Davids.

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

FREE MINI BUS

We provide FREE mini bus to the boat and back.

Reviews from Tripadvisor

  • 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 18, 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

    lesley j
    August 1, 2021

    star rating  Staff wonderful especially the lady in the ticket office who helped get me ther on time. My dog and I spent a lovely afternoon seeing all the wildlife around Ramsey... read more

    Q70MItracym
    May 15, 2022
  • star rating  Incredible Skomer trip. The boat was fantastic and the guide incredibly knowledgeable, friendly and well organised!. We got to see dolphins, seals and PUFFINS!. We had our skomer landing cancelled... read more

    Gem-londn
    July 16, 2021

    star rating  It was a good trip from start to finish. The booking was straight forward , paying contactless , no app downloading ! Nice lady at the ticket office. Temperature taken... read more

    queen48
    September 22, 2020

    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  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  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  Amazing experience! Very friendly and helpful staff! I've been on this boat several times and wouldn't go with anyone else, the jokes never get old and the information is always... read more

    Katie K
    July 6, 2021
  • star rating  This trip around Ramsey Island with Aquaphobia was great fun and excellent value for money. The boat ride was exhilarating and the island itself beautiful. We were lucky enough... read more

    lindseya678
    July 31, 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

    warejudy
    September 10, 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  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

    Louise O
    June 1, 2021

    star rating  We were a three generation party ranging from 79 to 6, did a short trip around Ramsey Island and all enjoyed it immensely. Ideal for children, with plenty of exciting... read more

    angela l
    June 18, 2021

    star rating  Great half day boat trip out to Grassholm, the Bishops and Ramsey. All that way and the Dolphins were in Ramsey Sound all along. Great fun trip - more impressed... read more

    daveo674
    July 31, 2020
  • 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  Brilliant experience. Saw plenty of wildlife including seals, porpoise and sea birds. Went with a 6 and 11 year old who lived it. A must do trip which we'll remember... read more

    Jvic28
    August 9, 2020

    star rating  Had a wonderful time on this boat trip, we did an hour trip and saw lots of different animals including loads of seals! Would recommend to anyone any age the... read more

    #Mr#
    August 3, 2021

Frequently Asked Questions

It’s easy! 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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