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Puffin and Seals

Our skippers are your fast and fun guides to the history and wildlife around Puffin Island.

History, islands, mine workings, nature, pier, seabirds, seals, shipwrecks and Snowdonia.

Penmon lighthouse with Puffin island in the background

Trip description

A unique view of Beaumaris Castle and the town’s brightly coloured seafront houses will delight you. Then we head past an old seaplane factory and mine workings, out into the open sea, past old shipwrecks. We approach Puffin Island, or Ynys Seiriol, named after Saint Seiriol who founded a monastery opposite the island at Penmon Point. This uninhabited Island is home to the largest nesting cormorant population in the UK and, of course, the famous Puffins (seasonal visitors). You will watch the wildlife, see the massive colony of seals and experience a bird-spotting bonanza.

This trip departs from Porth Daniel, Menai Bridge, LL59 5DE and Beaumaris, LL58 8BS.
Scheduled trips can viewed on our booking system ‘book-boat-trip-online‘.
Adult tickets from Menai Bridge, a 1.5 hour experience, are £32.
Adult tickets from Beaumaris, a 1 hour experience, are available at during the high season.
Our skippers are your fast and fun guides to the history and wildlife around Puffin Island.

Puffing Spotting May to Mid August

Puffins spend most of their lives out at sea on the eastern coast of North America to the western coast of Europe. They are only on the island for a short breading season, May to mid August. Sometimes they arrive early and leave later. Please book a trip in June or early July for your best chance to spot these wonderful birds.

The Puffin population on Ynys Seiriol/Puffin Island is growing. We have been very lucky to spot many pairs nesting there in recent years. The 2017 season was exceptional to spot Puffins.

We are sorry that we cannot guarantee that you will see Puffins. The breading season may be short. The birds could be sitting on nests in their underground burrows or they maybe out to sea fishing.

We know there are more Puffins on the Skerries and in 2017 we saw 100’s of pairs on the water. This is a great summer trip and worth the open sea crossing from Holyhead to get to these amazing unique group of rocky islands.

History, islands, mine workings, nature, pier, seabirds, seals, shipwrecks and Snowdonia.

Seal Spotting

Autumn is a great time to spot the seals on Ynys Seiriol/Puffin Island.

Dolphin Spotting

We have been exceptionally lucky during the early summer season, in 2017, to have a pod of friendly dolphins often come to play.

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