We booked in advance for this trip six weeks before coming on holiday.
There was a bit of vagueness about when the trip would actually be taking place due to weather, tide, swell, etc. But the company kept in touch with us during the week before.
There are a number of boat trips to Ramsey Island many of which leave from St.Justinians as the venture jet boat does.
Parking is tight and limited so early arrival is recommended also the descent down to the small Jetty is steep and irregular steps.
That said the organisation once at the bottom of the steps is good with the two other companies passing customers who have booked with competitors on to the right representative.
The boat looks similar to some of the other tour boats which leave from this jetty however this is where the similarities end. The boat is jet powered as opposed to conventional outboard and inboard screw props of the other tours. This makes it amazingly navigable and allows it access to places the other boats can’t get to.
The captain and partner are extremely knowledgeable about the island, the sea, the local history and knew every single seal pup we spotted on the tour, when they were born and how often that beach had been the home for pups in recent years.
Many different bird species were spotted and their characteristics and habits explained in an accessible but informative way. Questions from young and old were answered from an obvious depth of knowledge.
The boat is amazing in speed, manoeuvrability and excitement, our eleven year old has not stopped raving about it since. The other boat trip passengers looked on enviously as we went in and out of caves, through narrow tidal passages and over reefs with string tidal currents.
This trip is well worth the money and we would recommend this to everyone. A thrill ride, nature trail and history lesson bouncing on the rib of a very special boat.
Take plenty of clothes and waterproofs. You may look silly before boarding when the weather is 25 degrees and sunny but you’ll be the smug, warm and dry underneath people when you get off at the end of one of the beat two hours of your life.
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.