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Wonderful Island, great boat trip

We went to Bardsey Island with the charming Colin and the Bardsey Boat Trip company. The crossing was a treat too, especially as we were lucky enough to see dolphins on the way... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 16, 2015
Marie P
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English first
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015 via mobile

We went to Bardsey Island with the charming Colin and the Bardsey Boat Trip company. The crossing was a treat too, especially as we were lucky enough to see dolphins on the way. The island is a jewel, completely unspoilt and serene. Would recommend booking early - phone Colin in the evening.

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Colwyn Bay
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Tranquility (apart from the birds and seals). Staying on Bardsey Island is a wonderful experience particularly if one has an interest in ornithology, geology wild life on land and in the crystal clear water. The coastal scenery is very impressive and the island is totally unspoilt....no litter was observed anywhere. The complex geology and boat trip over were also not... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Having lived on the peninsula for almost forty years i thought it was about time i visited this gem on my doorstep. Colin the jovial boatman took us over from Porth Meudwy and gave plenty of information about the island and its history.If you are used to or are looking for somewhere with modern ammenities this might not be the... More 

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Stafford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

The adventure started and very soon the boat accross came across about 4 bottlenose dolphins. We spent time watching their antics then held tight for the rollercoaster seas to the island! Colin the boatman is great. We were met by his parents (who live on the island for part of the year) as we landed on bardsey and he duly... More 

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Wales
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 via mobile

Had a very interesting trip over from Porth Meudwy, which included a detour for some dolphin watching. Colin the skipper is both knowledgable and friendly, as well as being extremely enthusiastic about the area. Bardsey itself is very peaceful and well worth exploring, but as mentioned by others, do not expect mainland-type facilities and it is best to take your... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Bardsey is like another world. Quiet, empty of people, and with great views and walks. Boat trip over also fun! Take what you need, as no facilities to speak of. Beware mobile sgnal from Ireland!! Lovely quiet contemplative place.

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Kelowna, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 via mobile

Lucked into awesome weather! There was a rare bird on the island at the time so it was invaded by throngs of serious birders bedecked in gortex and gigantic lenses - Colin warned us about this however, advising that if we went near the lighthouse we may unwittingly be swept into a birding tour. (As a result we were lucky... More 

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Portsmouth UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015 via mobile

went to this beautiful island last Wednesday with Colin the boatman. Well worth the £30 cost. A very knowledgable man and so passionate about "his" island. As before knew lots about the birds and for the first time ever I saw Puffins. The island is beautiful and I so hope it stays that way for the people who live on... More 

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

We decided to go down to Porth Meudwy on the off chance of getting a place on the boat over to Bardsey. We were lucky as 2 people didn't turn up. The boat captain, Colin, is a very jovial fellow and also very knowledgeable about the bird life and geology of the area and kept us well informed on the... More 

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Aberystwyth, Wales, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

I went on the boat trip to visit Bardsey Island. It was Colin's boat, and he was pleasant and helpful, and gave a very interesting and informative talk about the island and it's history. The crossing was interesting due to the geology evident in the rocks and the currents in the sound. The island itself is extraordinary. Arrival onto the... More 

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