PENTLAND SKERRIES BOAT TRIPS

Tours (Mid April - Mid August)

 

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.

 

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

 

The boat is an ex RNLI Lifeboat. She is coded to carry 12 persons.

 

2014 Tour Prices

 

Adult £30

Child £15 (aged 11 or under)

 

 

PRIVATE CHARTERS AVAILABLE ON REQUEST

 

TELEPHONE 01856 831605 FOR MORE INFORMATION.  

 

 

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