The Skerries tour is onboard our Explorer RIB and departs from Holyhead Marina.
You will be greeted by your Skipper in front of the Marina café before heading down to the pontoon, where you will have your life jackets fitted and be given a safety briefing.
Once onboard, you will head out of Holyhead Marina and follow the north Anglesey coast towards Porth Swtan/Church Bay, passing by small rocky islands and along the craggy coastline. Nearing Carmel Head we turn north west to reach The Skerries, an adventurous open sea passage, well handled by our offshore Explorer RIB.
Once at The Skerries we will enter the Skerries lagoon and hold station, enabling you to fully enjoy the spectacular wildlife and surroundings. We will then depart the lagoon and make our way back across the open sea before returning to Holyhead Marina.
Please note: This is a tour to a breath-taking but remote area, which is exposed to all elements. The very nature of such remoteness means that there are certain weather conditions during which we might have to choose an alternative route. In this case, all our Skippers have complete discretion to amend the trip to ensure they provide both a safe and highly enjoyable experience for you.
The Skerries is a unique group of uninhabited rocky islands and is a distinctive cliff and maritime grassland environment. The Trinity House Skerries Lighthouse was built in 1716 and is situated on its highest point.
The islands are classified as an Important Bird Area and Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI), with a large Arctic Tern population (over 2000 pairs). They are also home to the Common Tern, the smaller Roseate Tern and Kittiwakes as well as a visiting Puffin population.
In Welsh the islands are known as Ynysoedd y Moelrhoniaid, which means ‘the islands of the bald-headed grey seals’