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BOATING, FISHING AND DIVING - on or in the water!

BOAT TRIPS A variety of boat trips to and around the islands are available throughout the summer provided that the weather is suitable. There are day trips to Skomer, cruises around Skomer, high-speed cruises in a RIB around Skomer and Skokholm, evening cruises (good for Manx Shearwaters) and trips out to Grassholm to view the Gannets. All these can be found here on the PEMBROKESHIRE ISLANDS website.

The Pembrokeshire Coast National Park organises guided day trips to Skomer and guided boat trips - for further details please refer to COAST to COAST, the local summer “What’s On” magazine for Pembrokeshire.

SAILING & KAYAKING Nearby Dale is a very sheltered bay suitable for learning to sail or trying out windsurfing or kayaking. The sheltered north coast of the Marloes peninsula makes very good kayaking for experienced paddlers -but please make sure not to disturb seals or breeding birds.

For hiring of equipment and training course see WEST WALES WINDSURFING.

FISHING There is good beach and rock fishing in the area.

BROADSIDE BOAT CHARTERS offer sea angling trips from 2 hours to a full day.

DIVING The crystal-clear waters off the Pembrokeshire coast and the varied underwater wild-life of the Skomer Marine Nature Reserve, together with a number of wrecks and interesting underwater topology prove a magnet to divers. For further information on diving in the National Park see DIVING. For commercial diving trips see Dive-In2-Pembrokeshire.

For diving with the Marine Conservation Society Seasearch scheme see the Marine Conservation Society website SEASEARCH.

For more information about the underwater environment and the conservation issues in the area please  look at UNDERWATER WILDLIFE.

If you wish to dive in the Skomer Marine Nature Reserve, you need to consult the User Regulations Leaflet. You should also consult the Skomer MNR Safety Guide which provides guidance on tidal streams and slack water times. Both of these leaflets can be downloaded from  this web page.

PEMBROKESHIRE MARINE CODE The Pembrokeshire Coast is a fantastic site for wildlife, such as bird and seals, but also many underwater creatures such as Pink Sea Fan. It is very important that water-borne activities do not disturb the wildlife. See PEMBROKESHIRE MARINE CODE for more information

WILDLIFE IN DISTRESS If you come across wildlife which appears to be in distress refer to this poster to find out what to do - WILDLIFE IN DISTRESS. In particular please note that young baby seals can look very small, pathetic and abandoned - they are almost always OK and best left for their mother to look after.

TIDE TABLES For all the above activities, it is necessary to be aware of the state of the tide. Please see the Easytide website for the details of tide times and heights for a 7 day period. Alternatively have a look at the Milford Haven Port Authority booklet, which also contains other useful maritime information if you are planning to spend time in the Haven. Go to the Port Authority website - the Tide Tables can be downloaded from the Useful Information section at the bottom of the page.