Tours (April - September)
Why not sail to the Pentland Skerries in our boat? The Pentland Skerries are a group of four uninhabited islands lying in the Pentland Firth, northeast of Duncansby Head and two miles south of South Ronaldsay. By far the largest of the islands is Muckle Skerry and home to a lighthouse. It has over 500 breeding pairs of Puffins, which can be seen between April and August each year. There are also Terns, Gannets, Bonxies, Fulmars, Kitewake, Razorbills, Guillemots, Shags and Cormorants.
The other islands are Little Skerry, Louther Skerry and Clettack Skerry. These islands have a colony of around 1,000 common and grey seals.
The tours will be operated from Burwick Harbour, South Ronaldsay on a daily basis, subject to weather conditions. The trip will incorporate a tour around all 4 islands to see birds and seals. Depending on weather conditions, we will be offering to land on Muckle Skerry for around an hour to see the Puffins and other birds close up. Tour duration is between 2½ - 3 hours.
During the long summer days (June & July) there will also be an evening trip.
All tours will have the option of dining at the Skerries Bistro. Bookings are advisable as the Bistro has seating for only 20 people. Packed lunches available on request.
The boat, "Pettlandssker", is an ex RNLI Lifeboat. She is a Watson 42 built by Groves & Gutheridge on the Isle of Wight and commissioned in 1963.
Originally named the “Dorothy & Philip Constant” she was the Shoreham Lifeboat from 1963 to 1981. She was then stationed at Oban for two years before joining the RNLI reserve fleet until being sold in 1988.
Constance is MCA Coded to operate up to 60 miles from a safe haven and up to 12 persons.
2013 Tour Prices
Child £15 (aged 11 or under)
PRIVATE CHARTERS AVAILABLE ON REQUEST
TELEPHONE 01856 831605 FOR MORE INFORMATION.