from Aquaphobia in St Davids

2 hour sail with stunning scenery

Endless photograph opportunities 

Perfect trip for all the family 

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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.

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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


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.

Reviews from Tripadvisor

  • star rating  Excellent trip this lunchtime. Round the island and saw the seals and bird life. Definitely recommended.

    August 9, 2020

    star rating  My sister and I, on a road trip around Pembrokeshire, booked an hour's Rib Boat ride to explore the coast of Ramsey island off St. David's head in Pembrokeshire. ... read more

    August 11, 2019

    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  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  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 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

    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

    August 21, 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  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  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

    May 15, 2022

    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. 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  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  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  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  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

    July 30, 2022

    star rating  We've just taken the Ramsey Island boat tour with Aquaphobia first class tour lots too see and if you can ignore the tour guides terrible jokes you'll have a great... read more

    Karl W
    July 29, 2019

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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