Sunset Puffin and Shearwater

 

Witness one of the wonders of the natural world as 360,000 Manx Shearwater return to their burrows at dusk. This trip will run regularly at 18.00 from around the beginning of May to mid September to coincide with the Shearwaters visiting Pembrokeshire.  The puffins are only on the islands between late April and mid July.

£17.00 – £31.00

 

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Duration: 1.5 to 1.75 hours

 

The tour:

 

Let us take you on a voyage to witness one of the wonders of the natural world, as 360,000 Manx Shearwater return to their burrows at dusk.

 

We will explore the echoing caves and stunning wildlife of Ramsey Island, before heading further offshore to the puffin colony on North Bishop Island, or later in the season once the puffins have left we may visit South Bishop lighthouse instead.

 

The evening light glinting from the golden lichens that grow on the west cliffs of Ramsey is a sight to see in itself, but the real experience to be sought after is when we will sit with the engines off, gazing back to the shore, marvelling in the tranquil gliding flight of the shearwaters as they swoop around us, wingtips skimming the surface as the sun sets. This trip provides the perfect end to the perfect day in Pembrokeshire.

 

What you can expect to see?

 

On this trip we would expect to see guillemots, razorbills and kittiwakes nesting on the coast of Ramsey in spring and early summer, as well as the possibility of seeing rarer species such as the chough and peregrine falcon.

 

This trip should be filled with engaging encounters with the Atlantic grey seal and we may catch up with harbour porpoise feeding in the Sound. At the North Bishop we may see up to 40 pairs of bright-billed puffins and, as the sun sets, we would hope to see tens of thousands of shearwaters returning home to their burrows. Puffins leave the islands in mid July.

 

Who is the trip suitable for?

 

The trip is generally suitable for all ages but please feel free to contact us if you have any concerns.

 

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