‘Voyages of Discovery’ is open all year and has the largest and most modern fleet of vessels, encompassing the latest technology. As strong conservationists, Voyages of Discovery feel privileged to be able to operate in such amazing surroundings, taking a conscientious responsibility and duty of care of the environment, customers, employees and local community.
Set in the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, the Pembrokeshire Islands are stunning and so rich in flora and fauna they are designated a special area of conservation (SAC).
Ramsey Island is the closest inshore island, only a mile from the mainland and the most popular destination. The importance of resident and migratory nesting birds is such that the RSPB have made Ramsey Island a reserve. Chough, Puffins and Gannets come to the islands for the natural protection as well as the food rich waters.
The next ‘island’ after Ramsey is the collection of islets and rocks known as Bishops and Clerks. Nine miles out is Grassholm Island and finally, 14 miles out, is one of the most exposed lighthouses in the UK, the Smalls. Boat trips visit all the islands listed.
Atlantic Grey Seals are resident all year and may be seen around the islands and some of the mainland coast. Numbers peak in late summer when they give birth to their pups.
Between May and September there is the opportunity for some of the most regular and best sightings of Whales and Dolphins in the UK. These may usually be seen on offshore sailings (other than Ramsey Island).
Whether your passion is whales and dolphins, sea birds, rocks and gorges or just stunning scenery, then Pembrokeshire is one of Britain’s most beautiful places to visit.
© All photographs on this site are taken from our vessels by Janet Baxter, Lyndon Lomax, Richard Helon and our crews.
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