2018 Trip Dates
  • 28th January 2018 13.00-17.30pm

    This is our first trip for 2018 and could be  ideal to just get away. Come and kick back in peace and quiet for a few hours on Flat Holm Island with a nice relaxing drink in the Gull & Leek pub, hot or cold. 

    Then go for an amazing guided tour of the island and find out about the possible resting place of two knights involved in the murder of Thomas Becket, The Archbishop of Canterbury in 1170. Also learn of how the first ever wireless signal was sent over open sea from this island to Lavernock point on the mainland of Wales by Guglielmo Marconi in 1897.

    It’s a great place for kids to come and let off some steam while meeting the local rabbits and see if they can spot the resident wild sheep wandering the island.

  • 11th February 2018  13.30 – 17.00pm

    23rd February 2018 08.30 – 13.00pm

    25th February 2018 11.30-15.30pm

    There are three opportunities to visit Flat Holm in February. How about making the 11th an early  Valentine’s Day surprise like no other. Bring your loved one for a trip out to Flat Holm.  Who knows, there could be frost or even snow if we are lucky. If you fancy organising something special for this day then give us call and let’s see how we can help.

  • Sunday 25th March 2018 11.00-14.30pm

    This is our only trip to Flat Holm Island in March but what a great date for it to be.  As the 25th March is officially the day that British Summer Time begins. So how about spending it exploring the island and it’s rich wildlife whilst taking in the amazing views across the Bristol Channel.

     

  • 8th April 2018 10.00-13.30pm

    11th April 2018 14.00-18.00pm 

    22rd April 2018 09.30-13.30pm

    We have three trips to Flat Holm this month so why not take the opportunity to visit. The staff on the island will give you a guided tour of the island showing nature at it’s best in springtime and hopefully avoiding those April showers.

     Sunday 22nd April is Earth Day. People celebrate worldwide in support of the environment and to raise awareness for it’s protection. So what better way is there then to spend the day on the island taking in the nature and it’s peaceful surroundings.

  • 6th May 2018 08.30-12.30pm  

    13th May 2018 15.30-19.30pm  (121st Anniversary of Marconi)

    20th May 2018 08.00-12.30pm

    Nesting season is in full swing on the island so come prepared with a hat and maybe a plastic poncho.  There will be a lot going on with the wildlife on and around the island but just be prepared for the gulls.

    May 13th is the 121st anniversary of the first wireless signals to be sent across the sea by an Italian inventor by the name of Guglielmo Marconi. You will learn more of what  happened on this day in 1897 during the island tour.

     

  •  24th June 2018 14.30-18.30pm  

    This is a great time to see the wildlife on the island and enjoy that summer sunshine with a picnic  or a cold drink in the island pub.

  • 8th July 2018 12.00-16.30pm

    22nd July 2018 13.00-16.30pm

    It’s July. It’s summer time. It’s got to be warm. So why not kick back and enjoy the long  sunny afternoons  with scenery to impress and nature at it’s best.

     

  • 5th August 2018 10.00 – 14.30pm 

    8th August 2018 14.00 – 18.30pm

    17th August 2018 09.00-13.00pm

    19th August 2018 10.30-14.30pm

    22nd August 2018 14.30-18.30pm

    Summer time is in full swing. Enjoy the views and the wildlife in the morning sun or in the long afternoons . Come on to Flat Holm Island and enjoy some great family time or special moments with friends. An island full of history and mystery.

  • 2nd September 2018 08.30 – 13.00pm

    16th September 2018 09.00 – 13.00pm

    30th September  2018 07.30 – 12.00pm 

    Three trips this month and we may be lucky to still have some late Summer sunshine before  Autumn begins.

  • 14th October 2018 07.30 – 12.00pm

    21st October 2018 14.30 – 19.00pm

    Well, it’s autumn and the seasons are changing. If you saw the island during the summer why not come see it when things are changing colour and see how the wildlife is changing. 

    If you never been before then you couldn’t pick a better time to see Flat Holm in all it’s glory. 

  • 4th November 2018 13.00 – 17.30pm

    18th November 2018 12.00 – 16.30pm

    This month it’s early enough to see the sunrise as we travel to the island. Once on the Island, watch as the colours change as you walk to the Barracks Block for a hot drink to warm you up.

  • 2nd December 2018 11.30 – 16.00pm

    16th December 2018 10.00 – 14.00pm

    Stand on the beach and be inspired or stand back in awe as mother nature comes to life in the winter months.

    Come to Flat Holm for the last trip of the year and enjoy the calm before the Christmas storm.

Call  02920 487 663 to book or email us for further enquiries on info@cardiffseasafaris.co.uk

 

WHAT TO WEAR

 

The weather here can change at the drop of a hat.

We would highly recommend waterproofs and warm layers including . If it’s cold out then its going to be even colder on the boat.

We would suggest that too many layers are much better than too few.

Sturdy shoes for walking around the island as the pathways around the Island are just grass and it can get slippery and muddy after it has rained.

WHAT TO BRING

 

We would suggest a small back pack. Just to stuff your extra layers in after the boat trip out.

Feel free to bring a packed lunch. There is no cafe on the island only the most southerly pub in Wales. Cold beers and hot drinks are available and of course a souvenir shop 🙂

If it’s a family outing then a couple of small backpacks would be ideal for the layers and of course feel free to bring a packed lunch. 

Bring a camera. The views are fantastic. If you like wildlife then you will be spoilt for choice. Slow worms, seals, rabbits, wild sheep and so many different bird species. If you’re a keen photographer then the possibilities are endless and the simple selfie memory pic will be rather unique.

Please remember. What you bring onto the island you take off the island. Flat Holm  is an SSSI island (Site of Special Scientific Interest). Please take all rubbish home with you and in the name of conservation if you see any rubbish on your walk around please pick it up. Once back on the mainland you can dispose of it in the bins on the quay side. Thank you.

FUN

 

Fly a kite. Visit Santa at Christmas. Go camping. Do an Easter Egg Hunt. So much to do…

That’s right. You can do so much on Flat Holm that you may have to come back more than once. Go bird watching, check out nesting season when over 4000 pairs of Lesser Black Backed Gulls rain down on you or autumn when the migration starts and we get visitors from far and wide. Check out RSPB Cymru who can help you identify those birds for you.

Bring your kite and enjoy the fun and relaxation this can bring. Make sure you have good walking footwear so you can tackle the rocks on the beaches and make sure you bring your camera for some fantastic opportunities to take some unique and inspiring images on and around the island. Sunrises and sunsets are just amazing and on a clear night get some amazing long shutter speed images of the milky way….