Ramsey Island Jet Boat Trips, St Davids, Pembrokeshire

For over 30 years we operated unique jet boat trips around the Pembrokeshire islands, offering the fun and excitement of the New Zealand jet boats with the best of Pembrokeshire’s wildlife. It’s been a good long shift. We kept everyone safe - no injuries, no passengers overboard. The lifeboat crew never got to put Shearwater’s name on the board of the rescued.

We were privileged to perform numerous rescues, some easy, some which really got the blood pumping, all of which the boats handled with ease. We have no idea how many thousands of tons of salt water were dumped over us from various directions but we loved it.

Thank you to our awesome crew and passengers, who turned up ready for adventure and worked with us to keep everyone safe. We could not have done it without you.

Covid-19 is clearly going to continue to make life difficult for our immunosuppressed family members for some time so sorry but we won’t be doing any more passenger trips even on a limited basis so the Wet and Wild wildlife adventure is retiring.

We will continue some consultancy and training work, helping those who want to get the best out of their jet boat or to gain confidence in reading the water in the beautiful but challenging waters off the St Davids coast. We can provide advice and practical help on various aspects of setting up and operating RIBs as safely as possible, particularly jets. Our aim has always been to share our passion for the sea, the wildlife and of course jet boats; no-one in the UK has more experience running jet boat trips.

We worked a good long shift and loved it. Thank you so much to everyone who joined us and supported us. We do genuinely miss you and wish you many happy adventurous years and salt water when you need it.

Safe sailing, guys!

       Some of the things we know how to do 🙂

 -- COVID-19 - Sorry, we are no longer running passenger trips --

We send our warmest wishes to you all and hope that you stay safe and well.

Wet & Wild Wildlife Adventure

Unique to us in the UK: the best of Ramsey Island's wildlife (seals, seabirds, porpoises), cave exploration, fun with the jet. A wildlife trip & adventure activity in one.

The excitement of the New Zealand jet boats, the best of Pembrokeshire’s wildlife (seals, porpoises, seabirds), rock-hugging cave exploration, fun jet manoeuvres. Choice of Family (age 3+) or Adult trips (for adults & older children wanting a bit more excitement). A wildlife trip & adventure activity in one. Dog friendly. Choice of 1 or 1 1/2 hour trips.
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Ramsey Wildlife Adventure

Our classic wildlife trip: the best of Ramsey Island's wildlife (seals, porpoises, seabirds) & caves, no jet boat spins.

Experience the freedom of the seals' world, close-up encounters with seals, porpoises & thousands of cliff-nesting seabirds. Spectacular water level views of dramatic sea cliffs, caves and quiet coves. 1 1/4 hours. Dog friendly.
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Offshore Dolphin Watching

Explore the seas off Grassholm, The Smalls lighthouse & the Celtic Deep, one of the best places in the UK to see dolphins, whales & seabirds in their element.

Visit the world famous Gannet colony on Grassholm, the Smalls lighthouse & Celtic Deep. This offshore world is home to seals, spectacular diving Gannets & Shearwaters skimming the water. Regular sightings of whales, frequent sightings of dolphins, porpoises, seals & seabirds. 3 hours
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Groups & Boat Charter

Film charter, scientific charter & surveys, stag & hen trips, school & University groups, adventure activity charters, safety support boat.

The jet is much more versatile than conventional propeller-driven RIBs, giving excellent control even in strong tides, enabling us to hover for that perfect film angle or to pick up swimmers or paddlers safely (we have no propellers). We can tailor existing trips to you or invent a trip around your interests & needs.
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Jet Boat Special

Extended exploration of Ramsey's sea caves or Puffin islands, close-up encounters with seals, seabirds, porpoises, fun with our trademark jet manoeuvres.

The excitement of the New Zealand jet, the rugged adventure of the RIB: rock-hugging cave exploration, close observation of cliff-nesting seabirds, porpoises & seals 'people watching'. Experience why jet boats are unrivalled for adventure trips: highly manoeuvrable, able to turn on their axis within touching distance of cave walls, awesome fun. Dog friendly. 2 hours.
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Training & Consultancy

Jet boat handling, advice & practical help on setting up & operating RIBs as safely as possible.

Jet boat handling, advice & practical help on various aspects of setting up & operating RIBs as safely as possible.
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