Running a jet boat business: living the dream?

We were rather surprised at the reaction from passengers when we said we were going to retire. Some got on the phone immediately, saying “You can’t!” Boaty people contacted us to say “Hang on for a bit while we think … Read More

Retirement Update: What’s the plan for 2018?

To all the passengers who responded to our pre-retirement posts by ‘You can’t take the boat away!’ we’re happy to say that we’re expecting Shearwater to continue to work around Ramsey this season (mid May to early September, with limited … Read More

Thinking About Running a Jet Boat Business?

We had a great 2017 season enjoying the wildlife, persuading Shearwater in and out of tricky spaces and generally having a blast with our passengers so now as we tidy up the winter paperwork we’re turning our attention to 2018. … Read More

We take Sky TV to Film RSPB Grassholm Gannet Rescue

Sky TV joined our trip with the RSPB to Grassholm this year to film the gannet rescue as part of Sky’s Ocean Rescue campaign. Photo courtesy of Sky reporter Thomas Moore. Grassholm’s craggy coastline isn’t the friendliest spot for landing so … Read More

‘Will you be running jet boat trips when you retire?’

‘Will you be running jet boat trips when you retire?’ We hadn’t anticipated so many people asking us this – you’ve clearly noticed that we rather like this jet boating thing 🙂 . The short answer is no, we won’t … Read More

Sunfish: Exotic Visitors to Ramsey Island

Sunfish are by no means common visitors to Ramsey but we do see them quite regularly in the summer months. They eat jellyfish so our waters provide them with good feeding opportunities if they’re healthy enough to make the most … Read More

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

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