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Do something different this holiday! Hire a commercially coded and licensed motorboat Islander for a fabulous day out for the whole family. Let us make your holiday a little more special.

Observe seabirds, seals, porpoises and dolphins with a marine biologist and experienced skipper. Choose what you want to do! Take part in dolphin surveys and listen to the dolphins echolocate with an underwater hydrophone. Swim and snorkel and have a lunch on a remote beach. Lift a lobster-pot and discover what it may hold or dip some of our fishing lines over the side and try to catch your tea.

Bring your own refreshments or arrange picnic from us and enjoy the last rays of sun set over the Cardigan Bay, or beat the crowds and wake up with the birds for a relaxing morning coffee under the cliffs. Steam up to the picturesque Georgian village of Aberaeron and enjoy a glass of wine at the famous Harbour Master Hotel at sunset or take a coastal excursion to Cardigan Island to see the seals, with a lunch break on Tresaith or Llangrannog beach.

Choose your own itinerary or contact us for suggestions on the best places to swim, snorkel, fish or just lazy about in the sun.

Private boat hire with a qualified and friendly skipper:

  • Coastal excursion (half day): £220
  • Coastal excursion (full day): £420

 

We have a choice of two boats for private charter,The Islander is a spacious 25 foot hard boat with side entry to water and ladder or stern platform exit. The Clyde Adventurer is a 28 foot RIB with twin 150hp outboards.

Our trips leave daily from the main pier in New Quay from April to October, weather depending. The first leg of the journey will be to head over to the lobster pots. This gives everyone an opportunity to get their 'sea legs' in the protected inner bay and see what's  in the pots for that particular trip. After the lobster pots have been put back in the sea, we will be at the first of the dolphin 'hot spots' and have an excellent all round view of New Quay and it's two beaches from the North. We then cruise around the next large dolphin feeding area which is just off New Quay Head, and down to the caves and the bird nesting sites. We have one of the most important sea bird breeding sites in Wales here in New Quay. Razorbills and guillemots, members of the Auk family and related to puffins breed here in their thousands, and it really is an amazing sight to see them all crammed onto the ledges. This stretch of coastline is fascinating. With all the seabirds, choughs and peregrines flying around, seals on the rocks, dolphins bow riding and buzzing the hydrophone and jellyfish in the water, somedays it is difficult to know which direction to look in!

Please dress appropriately, bring warm clothing as it is often cooler at sea. A warm, waterproof jacket is always advisable. Camera's etc are totally welcome, but are at your own risk. Please also note that we may take photo's on board for use in our own publicity. Dogs and prams welcome, but please let us know prior to boarding so that we can help.