The Skerries – Islands, South Stack Cliffs and Sea

The Skerries Lighthouse, Anglesey

Trip description

From Holyhead Marina, we follow the north Anglesey coast towards Porth Swtan/Church Bay past small rocky islands and along the craggy coastline. Nearing Carmel Head, we turn north west to reach the Skerries, a unique group of rocky islands with Trinity House lighthouse, built in 1716, on the highest point. In Welsh the islands are known as Ynysoedd y Moelrhoniaid, which means ‘the islands of the bald-headed grey seals’.

This Important Bird Area and SSSI has a very large Arctic Tern population (over 2,000 pairs), Common Terns and a smaller Roseate Tern population; it is also home to Puffins and Kittiwakes. This uninhabited group of islands has a distinctive cliff and maritime grassland environment.

We then begin the adventurous nine-mile open-sea crossing to the island of North Stack. Here we explore the caves and the dramatic 100m high sea cliffs of Gogarth Bay to reach the lighthouse on the island of South Stack. We will watch the Chough, Guillemot, Peregrine, Puffin and Razorbill at the RSPB South Stack Cliffs nature reserve before we return.

Very occasionally, in adverse weather conditions, we can’t reach our trip destination and may need to change our route for safety reasons. We want to provide an adventure boat tour that is both safe and highly enjoyable.

You could get wet, so please dress appropriately.

This trip departs from Holyhead Marina, LL65 1YA and the experience is 2 hours in duration.
Trips start from May 2015, scheduled trips can viewed on our booking system ‘book-boat-trip-online‘.
Adult tickets from Holyhead Marina, a 2 hour adventure, are £55.
This trip is suitable for over 10 year olds, tickets for 10 ti 16 year olds, are £40.
Our skippers are your fast and fun adventure guides to the remote drama of the Skerries and the open sea.

Directions to BG RIBRIDE Holyhead:
Sat Nav post code LL651YA.
Head towards Holyhead, look out for the signs to Holyhead Marina follow those until you arrive. When you turn into the marina, there are spaces for parking up on the left hand side. Once parked head towards the ‘Marina Stores Cafe Bar’, here you can buy a nice coffee from Penny and her team and watch the Explorer boat return from its previous trip.

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Call 0333 1234 303