SKOMER ISLAND BOAT TRIPS

from Aquaphobia in St Davids

2 hour sail with stunning scenery

Endless photograph opportunities 

Perfect trip for all the family 

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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.

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 SKOMER ISLAND BOAT 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

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

FREE PARKING

We provide FREE Parking in St Davids.

FREE MINI BUS

We provide FREE mini bus to the boat and back.

Reviews from Tripadvisor

  • 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

    Josh G
    August 3, 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!!

    Raealexandra
    June 7, 2021

    star rating  Really enjoyed our trip around Ramsey Island with Aquaphopia. 
    Current COVID guidelines are in place from booking to the boat trip.
    We were able to park at the back... read more

    Sharon M
    September 11, 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  My 2 grandsons screamed and laughed with excitement on their first ever boat ride. They loved it when the boat went fast and they loved seeing all the seals and... read more

    Karen E
    August 12, 2019

    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  Brilliant trip, would definitely recommend. Saw loads of seals and birds. Very nice guide. Views were amazing.

    C6112FKannaj
    June 8, 2022

    star rating  Such an amazing experience for any age, there is also a free mini bus ride down accommodated by Aquaphobia themselves meaning there is absolutely no fuss in trying to get... read more

    Kimberley D
    August 15, 2019

    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  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

    lilianan820
    August 5, 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

    Lindsey A
    July 31, 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
    July 8, 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  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  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  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  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 1, 2021

    star rating  Fantastic trip from booking with Sue to disembarking without grace - me not the boat. I'm not a great traveller so keen for the weather to be as calm as... read more

    537sianp
    July 30, 2022

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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