1 High Street St Davids Pembrokeshire Wales
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Welcome to the St Davids & Ramsey Island Web Site. Situated in West Wales St Davids is Great Britain's smallest city and is surrounded by the beautiful Pembrokeshire Coast National Park. Ramsey Island, an RSPB reserve lies a mile offshore. In 2002 we introduced our Offshore Islands Voyage, which includes Whale and Dolphin Watching. Voyages Of Discovery is the only company offering dedicated sailings to these spectacular waters. The abundant sea life is derived from nutrient rich water up welling to the surface as it reaches offshore reefs. This creates a food cycle from phytoplankton up to the mammoth Whales in an area acknowledged for its biodiversity. Viking Surveyor, our flagship Rigid Hull Inflatable that was specially commissioned for this Offshore Route. She is equipped with full inboard seating and the latest navigational aids. The Voyage is approximately two and half hours long. The Voyage departs from St Justinian (2 miles from St Davids) and firstly covers the south end of Ramsey Island. From there is westwards to the Irish Sea and the offshore Island of Grassholm. En route there are normally good sightings of harbour porpoise. Grassholm is a spectacular sight being covered in 60,000 breeding Gannets and forms the second largest colony in the Northern Hemisphere. This small island also offers some excellent Atlantic Grey Seals that fish the turbulent waters. Depending on the weather conditions we then make a Northerly or Southerly Sweep along the edges of the Celtic Deep. It is here that we enjoy most sightings of Whales and Dolphins. Sightings include Common, White Sided, Bottlenose and Rissos Dolphin, Orca (Killer Whale), Minke Whale, Fin Whale and Pilot Whale.
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