Spend the day exploring Flat holm Island, discover its fascinating history and learn about its importance to South Wales and the Bristol Channel.

Sailing from Penarth, through the Cardiff Barrage into the Bristol Channel and visit Flatholm Island for 3 hours with a return trip later that day.

Upon arrival at the island you will be greeted by the warden followed by a guided tour. a landing fee of £5 (£2.50 for children) is required to be paid to Cardiff Council (THE ISLAND IS CASH ONLY!)

Flatholm boat trips departs from Barrage South Boat Landing, Penarth. The return departure is from the island jetty with arrival back to Penarth.

Times vary day to day due to the changing tide, a full list is published below on this page once but times may be altered depending on the changing nature of the tide closer to the date.

Flat Holm Island is a unique and stunning destination located in the Bristol Channel off the coast of Wales. The island offers visitors an incredible opportunity to explore the beauty and history of one of the most unique and interesting places in the UK.

The island's rich history is one of the most prominent features, with the island having been used as a monastery, a prison, and a defensive fortification over the centuries.

One of the most iconic features of the island is the Flat Holm Lighthouse, which was built in 1737 and still stands today. Visitors can take a guided tour of the lighthouse and learn about its fascinating history and importance to the island.

The island is also home to a wide range of wildlife, including nesting seabirds, grey seals, and a variety of insects and plants. Visitors can take guided tours of the island to learn more about the island's ecology and the unique species that call it home.

Visitors can explore the island's rugged terrain and stunning landscapes while enjoying the fresh sea air and breathtaking views and explore the remains of the old prison and learn about the lives of the prisoners who were once held there.

Overall, a visit to Flat Holm Island is a truly unforgettable experience that offers visitors the opportunity to explore a unique and stunning destination filled with history, wildlife, and adventure. Whether you're looking for a relaxing day trip or an action-packed adventure, Flat Holm Island is the perfect destination for all types of visitors.

2023 Sailing Dates Will Be released in February 2023, join our email list to be the first to know when they are released.

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