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TOURIST INFORMATION

To see all the trips available click on the logo

When do we operate:
Boat trips run from 1st April to 31st October each year. The booking office is open 7 days a week. 9.00am to 5.00pm April and May, 8.00am to 7.00pm May to mid September then back to 9am to 5.00pm until 31st October.

How to book a trip:
Telephone, email or call into our booking office to discuss which trip you want and when, payment is required to confirm the booking, you can pay by cash or card. Bookings can be made and gift vouchers purchased 12 months of the year, the phones are also manned during 9.00am to 5.00pm out of season.

If the weather conditions are bad and the sea and swell is too rough we will have to cancel the trip for your safety in which case you will have a full refund or you can transfer to another day.

Advanced Bookings:
The trips are very popular and booking in advance is advised.

How to get here:
You can get to our booking office in St. Davids (SA62 6SL) by car, train or bus (Bus Timetables). The boats depart from St. Justinians Lifeboat Station (SA62 6PY) which is about 2 miles from our booking office in St. Davids.
* you can walk or cycle
* take the Celtic Coaster shuttle bus:
departs Grove Car Park 9.00am, City Hall 9.01am (every 1/2 hour thereafter)
21st July to 1st Sept, service runs every 15 minutes
* there is a pay and display car park at St. Justinians (£3 a day).
Please make sure to allow plenty of time to get to St. Justinians, sort yourselves out and get to the bottom of the lifeboat station steps 15 minutes before your trip time.

Check in:
You should call in or ring the booking office the day before your trip to check that there are no changes. On the day of your trip, no later than 1 hour prior to your departure time contact us in case there are changes, eg. bad weather.

Departure Point:
If you have your ticket and you have checked with the booking office that conditions are fine for your trip, make your way to the boat departure point at St. Justinians Lifeboat Station (SA62 6PY). Go to the bottom of the Lifeboat Station steps and approach our boarding master 15 minutes before departure time.

Access to the boat departure point is down a large flight of concrete steps with handrails to the base of the cliff, up a steep flight of steps with handrails to the top of the lifeboat station, then along the lifeboat station slip way. Click on the photo of the lifeboat station on the right handside for a larger view.

Cancellations:
Passengers may cancel their booking with full refund no later than 24 hrs before sailing. We reserve the right to cancel trips without warning due to bad weather conditions or for safety reasons, in which case you will be offered an alternative trip or receive a full refund.

General Information:
Take warm waterproof clothing with you even if it is a lovely day, it is always colder offshore. If you are landing on Ramsey Island it is advisable to take refreshments with you although light refreshments are available at the farmhouse on the island at set times.

A safety briefing will be given on departure of your boat, please listen to the briefing, it is for your own safety.

If you have any disabilities that may be agrivated by the movement of the boat, ie. bad back, neck or pregnant, please let us know before you book your trip.

The sea is a dangerous and ever changing environment and all adventurous activities carry certain risks which cannot be ignored. We do not accept responsibility for incidents that occur outside our control.

Cameras, Videos & Binoculars:
You are welcome to bring your cameras, video cameras and binoculars, there are plenty of photo opportunities. Wear a strap so that you donít drop equipment over the side. We stop so that you can take pictures but bring a camera bag with you so your equipment doesn't get splashed while the boat is travelling. Personal items are carried at your own risk.

Conservation Note:
Thousand Islands are acutely aware of their responsibility to the unique eco-system within which they operate and follow the codes of conduct for the RSPB, Project Aware and WISE Code.

We cannot guarantee specific sightings as all birds and marine life are wild and travel vast distances every day.

Can I bring my dog:
Dogs are welcome on the trips around Ramsey Island. Some dogs are happy onboard, others find it stressful, it is up to you to decide. If you are unsure there is a doggy sitting service offered by Pembrokeshire Sheepdogs in St. Davids, telephone 01437 721677.