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

‘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

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

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

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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