Boat Trips in Pembrokeshire

Pembrokeshire boat tripsDid you know that Pembrokeshire is the only National Park in the UK that’s almost completely coastal? If you are within the National Park itself, you will never be more than 10 miles from the sea.

It should therefore come as no surprise that a lot of the activities here involve the sea in one way or another.

One of the best family activities in Pembrokeshire is to all get out in a boat.

We’ve listed a few of our favourite boat trips to help give you some inspiration.

Ramsay Island

Ramsay is an island just off the coastline of the St David’s peninsula. Though it has been privately owned in the past, the island is now owned by the RSPB. They bought the island in 1990 because of its importance as a breeding site for rare birds such as peregrines, puffins and chough.

There are regular voyages to Ramsay Island from St David’s. As well as the birdlife, you are also likely to see dolphins, seals and, if you are really lucky, SHARKS!

Skomer Island

Skomer Island is further south than Ramsay. It’s also much bigger. At over 2 miles across, Skomer is Wales’ second largest island.

One of the major attractions of Skomer Island is the large number of seabirds which occupy its steep cliffs. During the spring breeding season you will see anything upwards of 14,000 Guillemots, 4,000 Kittiwakes and 3,500 Razorbills. It’s quite a sight!

There are regular boat trips to Skomer from both St David’s and Milford Haven.

Cardigan Bay

Cardigan Bay is a thriving marine habitat. If you head out on one of the regular boat trips you are almost GUARANTEED to see dolphins.

Most tours tend to head over to Cardigan Island before heading across to Aberporth.  As it’s just down the road, this is the most popular boat trip for our  guests.

Fishing Trips

Fishing is one of the best activities you can do with your family; and where better than the rich, clear waters of Pembrokeshire?

There are regular fishing trips which go from St David’s, Angle, Milford Haven or Tenby.

Whenever our guests go fishing they always return laden with mackerel telling stories of seals and dolphins. It’s a great way to spend a sunny afternoon.


Pembrokeshire is a great place for a family holiday. If you are looking for a base for your next trip why not have a look at our self catering cottages in North Pembrokeshire. They are cosy, well equipped and perfectly placed to help you enjoy everything Pembrokeshire has to offer.