Tuesday, 29 January 2013

Small Boat Trips this summer!

Sea Trust will be running our small boat trips, courtesy of the Celtic Wildcat, again in 2013; so grab a date, get in touch and come see our fantastic wildlife!
Sea Trust Dolphin Surveys 2013
Sea Trust will be running a number of boat trips aboard the Celtic Wildcat in summer 2013. The Wildcat is a twin hulled boat powered by 2 powerful engines which, in the capable hands of skipper and owner Nick O’Sullivan, provides an excellent, stable platform for observation.
The primary aim of these trips is to survey Common Dolphins and other cetaceans found in Pembrokeshire's waters. They also, however, provide an excellent opportunity to see and photograph other marine life such as Grey Seals and a wide variety of sea birds at close quarters. Click here for some photos from Sea Trust Pelagics in recent years.
The dates for the trips in 2013 are as follow

June                  Sunday 30th
July                 Thursday 11th, Wednesday 31st  
August            Friday 9th, Monday 19th, Monday 26th                           
September     Friday 6th, Monday 16th, Thursday 26th

Places are limited to 12 per trip and must be booked in advance. Please email Sea Trust at seatrustwales@gmail.com if you wish to book a place. The cost of each trip is £60 per person, payable in cash on the day. No profit is made on the sale of places, it merely allows Sea Trust to place two volunteers on each trip to carry out the surveys.
All trips start at Neyland Marina, meeting by the cafe at 8:30 a.m. with a departure at 9:00 a.m. After motoring up Milford Haven we will  visit such places as The Bristol Channel, the Celtic Deep, Grassholm and The Smalls Lighthouse as well as Skomer and Skokholm. No two trips are the same and exactly which area is visited and the species seen will depend on weather and sea conditions on the day. Dolphins are wild animals and sightings cannot be guaranteed but our success rate has been 95% over the past ten years! Arrival back at Neyland Marina is usually between 5:00p.m. & 6:00p.m. There is a toilet on board and hot drinks will be provided. Bring a packed lunch, warm clothing and suncream.