Ramsey Island from the air, Pembrokeshire boat trips
Peregrine falcon, RamseyBluebells, spring squill and thrift on Ramsey IslandCormorants on RamseySea thrift on RamseyChough in flightGuillemots on Ramsey IslandRamsey Island by boatOyster catcher with chick

Ramsey Island Explorer


Join us on our most popular trip around the RSPB reserve of Ramsey Island.


These trips run hourly, throughout the day from Easter to the end of October.


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Duration: 1 hour

The tour:

Join us on our most popular trip around the RSPB reserve of Ramsey Island. This fantastic marine wildlife tour offers something for everyone. Our friendly expert guides will impart detailed, intriguing information about all of the wildlife that you will encounter, as well as telling tales of shipwrecks, legends and history.

Ramsey Island has particularly spectacular scenery. On this trip we will explore echoing sea caves, towering rock gorges, see complex and intricate geology and sit under the staggeringly tall sea cliffs. Experience the tidal race of Ramsey Sound and the notorious Bitches reef, which we will navigate in our purpose built vessel, an unrivalled experience of the power of the ocean.

What you can expect to see:

During the spring and early summer, the sea cliffs of Ramsey teem with thousands of breeding seabirds, such as guillemots, razorbills and kittiwakes. Ramsey is also home to rare species such as the peregrine falcon and the chough.

The star of the show year round seems to be the Atlantic grey seal, for which Ramsey is one of the largest breeding colonies in the UK. We regularly encounter a pod of harbour porpoise as they feed in the tidal waters of the Sound.

Who is the trip suitable for?

Suitable for all ages.

Booking information

  1. To book, please buy one voucher per person for your chosen boat trip.
  2. Child tickets are available for children of 13 years and under. Those 14 years old or over will need an Adult ticket.
  3. Once you have purchased your voucher(s) you will receive an email with a link in it to download your voucher(s).
  4. Your voucher code is shown in the top right-hand corner.
  5. Please phone 07494 141764 to book a place on your chosen trip. You will be asked for your vouchers codes when you book.
  6. Please bear in mind that although trips are scheduled, they are subject to change due to weather and sea conditions.
  7. Arrive at St Justinians (SA62 6PY) at least 30 minutes before your trip is due to leave. You will need time to park your car and walk down the steps to the slipway where you will be met by our boarding master. Please bring a copy of your tickets. Further parking and departure information is available on our Boat Trip information page.

Please make sure your email address and phone number are correct when booking! You will receive your voucher by email and we may need to reach you by phone.

The slipway at St Justinians is accessed via steps, we apologise but these are not accessible to wheelchair users.  St Justinians is where the current lifeboat station is, although a new one is being built nearby to accommodate the new, larger lifeboat.

In case of bad weather

If the weather and/or sea conditions are not suitable or the operator considers conditions are unsafe to sail, the trip will be cancelled. You will be informed.

Your ticket will remain valid and you can book onto the trip at another time. Your ticket will be valid for up to a year (although please get in touch if you find it is getting neat the expiry date as we are always flexible on this). Refunds will also be available.

Please read our complete Boat trip information for details of where you can park, what you need to wear etc.

Please refer to our full Terms & conditions.

For further information, please see our FAQs.