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Address: Wales
Phone Number: 07971-76-98-95
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Lovely despite invasion by birders!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 25, 2015
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Kelowna, Canada
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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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Dursley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

A visit to the island is a must. The peace and quiet is tangible. A short boat trip (£30 pp) on Chris' twin hulled boat (the sea was very calm for our trips to and from the island) and we had four hours to spend wandering over the island and it is surprisingly large. Coffee and craft shop (drinks only... More 

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Ellesmere Port, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

We stayed on the island just 1 night, which is unusual. There are several cottages that can be hired for a week or stay at the observatory. We stayed at the obs, as it is called. You have to take everything with you including bedding and all food. There are no shops, electricity for about 4 hours a day, outdoor... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Looking forward to bank holiday weekend our 5th trip to this beautiful Island with the wonderful Skipper Colin, already booked seats, hoping the weather is suitable to travel, can't wait, would recommend this visit to others, a lovely experience.

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Craven Arms, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Visited this island off the coast of the Lleyn Peninsula North Wales. We set off of a small catamaran from an inlet along the coast from Aberdaron. 20 mins later we stepped off on Bardsey Island - what a beautiful relaxing sanctuary. It is a National Nature Reserve and owned & managed by the island's trust - a charity. Apart... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

We took a boat trip over to Bardsey with the wonderful Colin, who, on the way home showed us seals, guillimots, razorbills, shags, puffins and an excellent sense of humour for free! Bardsey is a delightful and spiritual place. When we went , the sun shone, skylarks sang and wild flowers bloomed in profusion. We sat in the sun and... More 

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Rotherham
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

For a truly wonderful day out ,take a 20 mins boat trip to Bardsey with Colin.He is based at Porth Meudwy near Aberdaron and charges £30 each for the 20 min journey.You then get 4 hrs to explore the island which is just right.The lighthouse,the seals on the rocks around it are a great starter,followed by tea in the farm... More 

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Address: Address: Wales
Phone Number: 07971-76-98-95
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  North Wales

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