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6. Bardsey Island Boat Trips

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Bardsey Island Boat Trips

Bardsey Island lies across the Sound about two miles off the tip of the Llŷn Peninsula in North Wales.

The island is 1.5 miles in length and, at its widest point, it is just over half a mile across. The mountain, Mynydd Enlli, rises to a height of 167m. It covers an area of 180 hectares, most of which is farmed.

Bardsey is a National Nature Reserve, Site of Special Scientific Interest and part of the Llyn Environmentally Sensitive Area.

Tony and Jayne Bruce have been running boats to Bardsey Island for over 16 years. The Highlander II sails from Pwllheli and Porth Meudwy, taking in some of the most stunning scenery the UK has to offer. The voyage from Pwllheli to Bardsey takes in the southern extremity of the Llŷn Peninsula ending at the historic Bardsey with its Abbey ruins, Bird Observatory and wide variety of flora and fauna.
 
You will have about three and a half hours to explore the island.

Bardsey Island Boat Trips Address:
Day trips usually start from Porth Meudwy, but sometimes from Pwllheli harbour. Please phone for exact details of departure points.

Bardsey Island Boat Trips Departure Times:

From Pwllheli
Departing at 8.45am from Hafan Pwllheli Marina, giving visitors a chance to see dolphins, St Tudwal's Islands and the beautiful coastline on the trip to Bardsey Island

From Porth Meudwy

Trips from Porth Meudwy depart at 10.00am, 11.00am and 12.00pm, demand and weather permitting

The crossing to Bardsey takes about 20 minutes and the whole trip lasts about 4 hours
 
Note: Dogs and other pets are not allowed on the island. Guided trips can be organised by arrangement. 

Bardsey Island Boat Trips Admission:
Please telephone Enlli Charter for prices

T  +44 (0)845 811 3655

   +44 (7)836 293 146 (boat)

   +44 (0)7896 111 983
 
     Island Trust 

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Map of Pwlheli - departure point to Bardsey Island
 

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