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Ramsey Island Nature Reserve RSPB

Ramsey Island, St Davids, Wales
+44 7836 535733
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Best 1 1/2 hour in Wales

We did one of the boat trips out to tour Ramsey Island. The weather was foggy and it was hard to... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Kurt_in_CLE
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Cleveland, Ohio
Excellent trip and we were well cared for

We visited at a time when the wind was slowly building up.Although dogs are allowed we took advice... read more

Reviewed 17 June 2018
AB25112
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Surrey, United Kingdom
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Ramsey Island and Grassholm Island National Nature Reserves are owned and managed by conservation charity the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (rspb). Ramsey's cliffs are perfect for breeding seabirds in spring and summer. Choughs, peregrines and ravens also nest on the sea cliffs and in the island's sea-caves. From May to Sept, bluebells, pink thrift and spring squill carpet the island followed by heather in late summer. In the Autumn grey seals breed and they can be seen on the beaches with their white-coated pups from mid August until October. Spectacular Grassholm Island supports 36,000 pairs of breeding gannets and is the only gannet colony in Wales. The island is a sanctuary reserve with a strict 'no-landing policy, but boat trips circumnavigate the island during the summer months.
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Ramsey Island, St Davids, Wales
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We did one of the boat trips out to tour Ramsey Island. The weather was foggy and it was hard to see the mainland from the island, but we still had a great water tour all around the island in into some of the caves...More

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Reviewed 17 June 2018

We visited at a time when the wind was slowly building up.Although dogs are allowed we took advice from the skipper not to bring ours as the weather could be a bit rough.This turned out to be sound advice.The trip was fantastic -with good information...More

Thank AB25112
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Reviewed 4 June 2018

Great value day out. booked through RSPB office in the square. Max number of people possible on island 40 so never crowded Bus service available from the square at a very reasonable rate. A must in good weather.

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Reviewed 5 April 2018

The Boat trips around the Island are exciting enough; they take you into remote coves and sea caves where you can view the seals and get up close to the Birdlife, though to land on the Island really requires another trip. A solitary and remote...More

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Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

Six of us did the RSPB Ramsey Island boat trip, and what a wonderful experience it was. The weather was really kind to us but the scenery from sea-level is spectacular. Our pilot, and our host were excellent, feeding us really informative information about the...More

Thank Peter M
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Reviewed 11 October 2017

Great crew on the boat, great staff on the Island, all as excited as we were about this amazing habitat and really generous with their knowledge. It was basically charismatic fauna bingo, on an island with amazing scenery, that we had virtually to ourselves in...More

Thank Gladys C
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Reviewed 20 September 2017

We took the Thousand Island boat trip based in St David's. That was the best decision we made on choosing to spend the day on Ramsey instead of using the fast boat options. We watched as they sped past the island as we were looking...More

2  Thank BilltheCatDL
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Reviewed 7 September 2017

Ramsey Island is the most beautiful and tranquil place I have ever been. You are free to explore the island and take time to sit and watch the amazing wildlife such as new-born seal pups.

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Reviewed 4 September 2017

Wonderful 4 hrs doing the nth circuit on Ramsey Is. Saw deer, seals, many birds and spectacular views. We were lucky to have a sunny day. Pack your lunch and water. Asy ambling and a few climbs uphill. Make surevyou pay the extra to do...More

Thank Janet B
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Reviewed 29 August 2017

My wife and I took the Thousand Island boat trips tour to Ramsey Island. We were lucky with the weather and we both felt that the entire trip was absolutely worth it. The wardens and the volunteers at the Island are working hard to preserve...More

Thank Hammad K
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Natkwak23
20 August 2016|
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Response from Ynysdewi | Property representative |
Thanks for your enquiry about visiting Ramsey. Unfortunately, we only allow registered assistance dogs to land on the island. This is because of the large number of ground and burrow nesting birds and the fact that we are a... More
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