Flat Holm Visit – Updated information COVID-19


Please note that due to COVID-19 we are unable to run any trips to Flat Holm Island at present.  The Island is run and managed by Cardiff Council and at present they cannot accommodate any visitors to the island.

Cardiff  Council are looking at ways they can accommodate visitors safely in the near future, but for now the Island remains closed.

If you have a trip booked with us, we can offer a full refund, or keep your booking secure so that when they reopen the island, we can offer you an alternative date. If we haven’t already contacted you, please feel free to drop us a email or telephone call to discuss.


Flat Holm Island the jewel in the Bristol Channel.

Flat Holm is a nature reserve managed by Cardiff Council. Positioned at the most Southerly point in Wales, 4.5 nautical miles from Cardiff.

The island is steeped in History and rich in wildlife with plenty to see and do. From the military remains with canons and gunning placements to the several species of wild birds, soay sheep and the unmistakeable Trinity House Lighthouse there is something for everyone to see and do.

Departing from Cardiff Bay heading through Cardiff Bay Barrage and out into the Bristol Channel, depending on the tides and weather, you will get an average of 2 – 2.5 hours on the island for your visit. On the return you will have the chance to see the island from the water before heading back to Cardiff. Flat Holm Island has a small shop, Wales’ most southerly pub – The Gull and Leek,  and plenty of space to relax and enjoy a picnic. For the more adventurous you can even stay overnight. (To be arrange directly with Cardiff Council).

Having previously run the Councils own vessel to the island for many years,  we have the knowledge and safety in place to ensure you have a great visit. Even after many years and many visits we always find something new and exciting!   No two visits are the same due to the changing seasons and wildlife on the Island.

We would suggest taking some money if you wish to purchase any gifts from the shop or drinks from the pub. Both are CASH ONLY.

All tickets £40

Private Charter of up to 8 people £280 (from the same household/extended household)

Private Charter of up to 12 people £400 (from the same household/extended household)

(A £5 per person landing fee is payable direct to Cardiff Council upon arrival)

(Please be aware there are steps leading from the jetty up onto Flat Holm Island, along with some rugged terrain, therefore this trip may not be suitable for those who have walking difficulties.  The boat trip is suitable for those 1.1m tall and over. Please arrive 10mins prior to departure time)

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