SKOMER ISLAND BOAT TRIPS

from Aquaphobia in St Davids

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AQUAPHOBIA’S SKOMER ISLAND BOAT EXPERIENCE

From April until mid-July, you can enjoy the trip across St Brides Bay to Skomer Island (Ynys Sgomer in Welsh). Depart from St Justinian's and enjoy the stunning scenery during the two-hour sail to Skomer, we observe the numerous birds in north haven before heading back to Ramsey sound. There are 10,000 pairs of puffins on the Island, and you’ll love watching their antics, along with Manx Shearwaters, guillemots, cormorants, razorbills, gannets and more. Look out for seals sunning themselves on the rocks, and porpoises, too. You might be lucky and spot a pod of dolphins playing in the waves. You’ll definitely want to bring your camera and take endless photos to remind you of this amazing experience.

Skomer itself is well worth seeing. Located just off the beautiful Pembrokeshire coast, you’ll find dramatic, sheer cliffs, gorgeous bays and beaches, and, in Spring, a full carpet of nodding bluebells and campions across the whole island for a sight you’ll never forget.

Our skipper is highly experienced and knowledgeable, and these fun and entertaining trips are ideal if you’d like to learn more about the coast and Skomer Island, as well as the wildlife. School visits are more than welcome, too, and your kids will love learning all about the birds, seals and porpoises. Or simply sit back, relax and take in the experience of being out at sea with all the amazing sights. Perfect for all the family, schools, couples, and solo bookings, you can even bring your dog along to join in the fun.

It’s easy to book with our friendly team to secure your spot on the trip of a lifetime. Just give us a call or send us an email!

And if you want more, we have a whole range of other fun boat trips to check out, including our Ramsey Island trip, dolphin watching and our atmospheric evening boat trips to enjoy some spectacular sunsets.

DURATION: 2 HOURS

£52
  • Children under 14 - £28
  • Children under 5 - Not Allowed
  • Private Boat Charter - £420

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  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  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

    Tracy L
    July 8, 2021

    star rating  There are several boat trips around Ramsey Island but we’d recommend this one. All seem similar. High speed ridge boat, you straddle a narrow padded bench two to a seat... read more

    GingaTim
    September 20, 2020
  • star rating  Brilliant, just brilliant - booked 2 groups of 9 and we all had a fabulous Covid-free time with birds, seals & pups plus the amazing dolphins! We will all be back again!

    Steve G
    August 8, 2020

    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  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  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

    AnneK
    August 21, 2021

    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.

    julierD934HU
    September 17, 2020

    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

    cburni
    September 27, 2020
  • 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  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 1, 2021

    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  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  I could not of wished for a better trip to end the holiday, fantastic boat ride, amazing friendly staff and all covid regulations were followed too
    Such an amazing time... read more

    shannonhP2844SP
    August 13, 2020

    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

    Andrea
    August 1, 2021
  • star rating  We have been on a number of trips to Ramsay Island and Skomer but this trip to Ramsay by Aquaphobia was by far the best. We were a party of... read more

    Rogers300664
    May 26, 2021

    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

    Sueken74
    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 18, 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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