SKOMER ISLAND BOAT TRIPS

from Aquaphobia in St Davids

COVID-19 POLICY

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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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

£50
  • Children under 14 - £25

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  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

    12345678sue
    9/19/2020

    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
    9/07/2019

    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!!

    Raealexandra
    6/07/2021
  • 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
    6/01/2021

    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

    MarkBright1958
    8/09/2020

    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
    9/22/2020
  • 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
    9/11/2020

    star rating  Excellent trip in a skiff around Ramsey Island. There were four of us in the semi rigid inflatable boat. Mark and Sue who managed the boat were obviously very... read more

    Stinkeywhistles
    5/30/2021

    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
    8/03/2019
  • 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
    7/08/2021

    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

    asnackate
    8/14/2019

    star rating  A really amazing trip to see a lot of wilde animals. We saw dolphins
    Our childs from 5 to 16 loved it.

    6 Stars from Germany

    Chrisibi
    8/03/2019
  • 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
    8/01/2020

    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
    6/18/2021

    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
    9/10/2020
  • star rating  A lovely trip around Ramsey Island. The boat goes a lot faster than we gave it credit for, but it was great fun and the kids loved it. We were... read more

    travellingfamily54
    6/09/2021

    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
    6/01/2021

    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
    9/20/2020

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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