Dolphin watching – is this work :-) ?

We never quite know what the day will bring. Tim and Charlie had great conditions yesterday morning for landing the RSPB on Grassholm for gannet monitoring. En route home they stopped to pick up some floating rope and were joined … Read More

Basking shark spotted today off Ramsey Island

Tim and Charlie had an unexpected bonus this morning after taking scientists to Grassholm to monitor the gannets. They came across an 8 foot basking shark off the south end of Ramsey as they were calling the office. I’m not … Read More

Yes we really are retiring but not before winter (2017!)

There seems to be general disbelief that we’re retiring. Many of you are asking what on earth we’re going to do when we stop jetting around Ramsey :-). We have quite a list but Tim will continue to do some … Read More

Pembrokeshire Gannets

This is always a good time of year to enjoy watching gannets (and indeed porpoises, who often feed in the same areas). Ramsey has some impressive seabird colonies – razorbills, guillemots, fulmars and some kittiwakes – but nothing on the … Read More

Jet Boating as usual – for one last season :-)

We have for some time been contemplating old and new adventures and have decided that this will be our last full season. It’s hard to contemplate retirement when we still love being at sea with our passengers but Tim has … Read More

New Zealanders and Gumboot Tea

This week brought some New Zealander visitors, who pronounced Shearwater to be “a proper boat” – praise indeed. They’ve done Shotover and Kawaru jets several times – “You don’t want to do Shotover anymore – it’s tame” – plus jet … Read More

Tips for people prone to seasickness

It’s rare for passengers to feel seasick on our type of boat but it can happen so if you have a tendency to motion sickness we would suggest that you talk to a pharmacist.  People  are more likely to feel … Read More

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