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Isle of May National Nature Reserve

KY10 3AX, Scotland
+44 1334 654038
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A stunning location and a feast of wildlife.

The Island of May is a stunning location filled with atmosphere and wildlife. A mini adventure to... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Magical place: ferry no match for the sea-sick

We were visiting on the open-doors weekend. The tiny ferry took 100 visitors shoulder-to-shoulder... read more

Reviewed 4 September 2017
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“sea birds” (27 reviews)
“boat trip” (13 reviews)
“grey seals” (10 reviews)
KY10 3AX, Scotland
+44 1334 654038

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Island of May is a stunning location filled with atmosphere and wildlife. A mini adventure to get there and its worth it. We are birdwatchers and there were plenty of birds to see. In the bird breeding season there is even more to see....More

Thank TomTAC
Reviewed 4 September 2017

We were visiting on the open-doors weekend. The tiny ferry took 100 visitors shoulder-to-shoulder and did it very well -- especially the knowledgable commentary from the skipper. But several people were sea-sick, and just had to put up with the sick-bags -- they couldn't move,...More

Thank Rachel_Hornbeam
Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

Wow, we took the RIB trip to the island, they provide you with all the waterproofs and life jacket, and safety talk. Really informative Skipper, and spent a good two and half hours on the island. Sadly the Puffins had already left so we will...More

Thank JacquieFletcher
Reviewed 8 August 2017

On the May Princess for a day out to May Island which I had not done for at least 10 years. Most enjoyable day on the boat and the island. Crew were very helpful and cheery, even manage to organise good weather!

Thank Jessie G
Reviewed 8 August 2017

The boat trip from Anstruther on the May Princess is a must if you are in th area. Great for bird lovers and nature watchers in general. Seals, puffins, kittiwakes, guillemots etc, well worth the trip and you get two or three hours on the...More

Thank Lawrence C
Reviewed 5 August 2017

My family visited the Isle of May National Nature reserve today with Anstruther Pleasure Tours and had a fantastic time. The SNH staff met us from the boat and were very helpful throughout our trip. We saw seals, puffins, cormorants and various other sea birds...More

Thank Alasdair M
Reviewed 14 July 2017

We went on the Osprey with Roy skipping. If you are going to go then i recommend the RIB rather than the boat. Much more fun and quicker !. The staff were amazing and attentive, even to the safety features which they must get totally...More

1  Thank AquavisionMusic
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

We went on the Osprey which is really the best way to get there. The owner gave us lots of great information and with only 11 of us, it was easy to understand and ask questions. We got very close to the cliffs of birds...More

Thank belinda p
Reviewed 29 June 2017 via mobile

This was an exceptional experience. All staff from ticket booth to boat crew were fantastic. The organization is smooth and efficient. We departed in the afternoon and were lucky enough to get 3 full hours on the island. We were even luckier in terms of...More

Thank TiggutgW
Reviewed 27 June 2017 via mobile

What can I say well. I had saw this advertised a few times when i visited Anstruther . Had a chance to go with my cousin. This was her first trip in any boat and she was nervous. We booked this trip online which was...More

Thank Sandra N
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