Grassholm and the Celtic Deep – seabird, whale and dolphin expedition

 

This expedition will take you to the most remote of the Pembrokeshire islands, the offshore reefs and edges of the Celtic Deep. Usually this trip will run regularly from mid May to the end of September. If you would like to take a tour outside these dates, please get in touch with us before booking.
£30.00 – £60.00

 

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Duration: 2.5 hours

 

The tour:

 

Join us on an expedition to the most remote of the Pembrokeshire islands, the offshore reefs and edges of the Celtic Deep. On this voyage we will encounter over 80,000 gannets, Britain’s largest and most majestic seabird, before we begin our search for porpoise, whales and dolphins.

 

What you can expect to see:

 

At Grassholm Island, home of the gannet colony, you will be immersed in a sensory experience as thousands of gannets circle overhead. Your ears will be filled with the constant squabble of the birds and your nose will be in for a treat!

 

Cetacean (whale, dolphin and porpoise) species we often encounter are harbour porpoise, common dolphin, which are very curious creatures often seen to interact with the boat, and the mysterious Risso’s dolphin.

 

On rarer occasions, species such as pilot and minke whale, orca, sei and fin whale, sunfish, basking shark and leather back turtle are sighted in these waters.

 

Depending on weather conditions and sightings we may venture out as far as the Smalls lighthouse, steeped in history with tales of messages in bottles, Viking wrecks and darker tales of disaster.

 

Who is the trip suitable for?

 

Due to the extended length of the trip and the fact that we may be up to 20 miles offshore, there is an age limit of 8 years or over.

 

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