Ramsey Island boat trips

from Aquaphobia in St Davids


To help provide the safest experience for all our staff and customers we have made a few minor adjustments & customer requirements.

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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!


  • Children under 14 - £18
  • Kids under 4 - £10
  • Private Boat Charter - £250


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


We provide FREE mini bus to the boat and back.

Reviews from Tripadvisor

  • 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

    Lindsey A
    July 31, 2021

    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

    August 20, 2021

    star rating  As a boat trip, it was fine. Felt safe, but not very comfortable astride and quite cramped for over an hour. Also, unsurprisingly, very wet for over half of the... read more

    September 27, 2020
  • star rating  Wow. We had an amazing time. Terrific value for money. So much more than the ordinary run of the mill boat trips. Fantastic customer service from booking enquiry to dropping... read more

    August 26, 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

    star rating  What a great experience! Our trip around Ramsey Island had everything, speed, wildlife, caves and geological information. The guide was extremely knowledgeable. Great being able to park... read more

    August 21, 2021
  • star rating  This boat ride was the highlight of our weekend in Pembrokeshire! It was great fun and with two well informed guides to point out different species of birds we saw... read more

    Diana J
    June 1, 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

    June 2, 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

    July 8, 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  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  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  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  Simply superb personal service throughout the whole experience. Booking, Minibus Transfer, Boat Trip all faultless. It was all about the quality and great attitude from all the team. Skipper had... read more

    June 1, 2021
  • star rating  We loved our boat ride today! My four year old shouted "this is amazing!" as soon as we set off; she and the six year old, and all the adults... read more

    August 14, 2019

    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!!

    June 7, 2021

    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

    August 3, 2021

Frequently Asked Questions

It’s easy! Simply give us a call on 01437 720 471 or drop us an email at info@aquaphobia-ramseyisland.co.uk. 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 info@aquaphobia-ramseyisland.co.uk. 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 £28.00 but children under 14 can go for only £18.00, and children under 4 are only £10.00.

Our Dolphin trip for adults it’s £60.00 and childrens it's £30.00 ( 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.

Both our Skomer Island and St Bridges Bay trips are £50.00 for adults and £25.00 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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