Departing from Porth Meudwy,
Aberdaron. 3½ to 4½
New for 2009, Day Trips to Bardsey Island. Our business and boats
are based on Bardsey, both because the island has the best harbour
facilities for miles around, and a family connection with the island
that goes back generations. We provide the official boat service for
both the Bardsey Bird and Field Observatory and the Bardsey Island
Trust, the charity which owns and administers the
At last we are able to offer day trips over to Bardsey. We should be
delighted to answer all types of questions about the place, as we
are very proud of belonging to it.
This unique island still supports a living community, farming,
fishing and looking after the visitors that come to stay in the
Victorian farmhouses. It is renowned for its wildlife, particularly
seabirds including the rare and long lived Manx Shearwater, and for
its diversity of flora, but perhaps its most notable aspect is its
spiritual and religious history centred around the 1500 year old
abbey, the remains of which still stands.
You will have between 3 and 4 hours to explore the island, or more
by arrangement. The sea journey there takes around 15 minutes.
Please note there are no transport services on the island, though
special arrangements can be made for those with walking
difficulties. Also please bear in mind that Bardsey is a working
island and not a tourist attraction, so please do not expect
mainland type facilities or entertainment.
© Mordaith Llyn 2008