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There is only one way to get there unless you have a boat yourself and that is to go with Colin... read more

Reviewed August 16, 2018
Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
Not for everyone!

It had been my ambition for some time to visit this mysterious island and we planned to cross the... read more

Reviewed August 5, 2018
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Bardsey Island lies about 2 miles (3 kilometers) across Bardsey Sound of the Lleyn Peninsula, North Wales. Visit for the day of for the week in our self catering accommodation. The island is 1.5 miles (2.5 kilometers) long and, at its widest point...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
P | Pwllheli, LL53 9AT, Wales
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Reviewed August 16, 2018

There is only one way to get there unless you have a boat yourself and that is to go with Colin Evans. He has a website and a contact number which you will need as his sailings are dependent on the weather conditions. He like...More

6  Thank grahampritchard2016
Reviewed August 5, 2018

It had been my ambition for some time to visit this mysterious island and we planned to cross the water in early July (before the heatwave!) The day we planned to visit Bardsey the crossing was cancelled because of stormy weather … we were told...More

3  Thank i_tasker
Reviewed July 28, 2018

We managed to get to Bardsey by boat [though not with much wind in our sails] and were very lucky to be able to moor to a buoy in the bay belonging to Colin.. A donation for that priviledge went his way. The sea was...More

1  Thank Jane M
Ynys Enlli B, Front Office Manager at Bardsey Island, responded to this reviewResponded July 30, 2018

Hello Jane, I'm pleased to hear your positive experience of Bardsey. It's quite possible that the gentleman who helped you was Colin's father. I'll be sure to let them know about this review. I hope that you can return to Bardsey again some time. Caroline

Reviewed July 28, 2018

This was my second visit and I got to walk the paths I missed the first time (one trip is not enough to cover the whole island without rushing around - which would defeat the point of getting away from it all). Colin (who runs...More

1  Thank SimonCurtis2014
Reviewed July 23, 2018

Wonderful Island with great views, bird-life and seal colony in the harbour. Its a shame the boatman,Colin, who takes you over, isn't a bit more pro-conservation considering Bardsey is a wildlife reserve. He didn't seem to realise Puffins are endangered for instance.

1  Thank bogal2
Reviewed July 19, 2018

We made the trip over to Bardsey (Ynys Enlli) for the second time in two years. The first time we visited, it was later in the season and we were disappointed to find that the puffins had departed for other shores, although there were lots...More

3  Thank Duane C
Reviewed July 18, 2018

Mai 13, tywydd anhyhgoel, anrheg penblwydd i fy Mam, sy'n 81. Cyrraedd Porth Meudwy a chroeso hawddgar Colin fel arfer. Croesi i Enlli a'r ynys yn hudolus – y morloi'n cnewian yn swnllyd a Piod Môr yn gwichian wrth warchod eu nythod. Y môr yn...More

1  Thank helenwe
Reviewed July 11, 2018 via mobile

This was our third day trip to Bardsey in 3 years. The time goes so quickly - the scenery is breathtaking and there’s so much to see. Seals basking in the bay. The bird observatory. The art. The displays and photos detailing the rich history...More

1  Thank Caroline H
Reviewed July 4, 2018

For my wife's birthday surprise I took her on a trip to Bardsey Island. You have to ring Colin the evening before to check that the weather will be alright to make the crossing. Colin who runs the boat was born and bred on the...More

4  Thank Chilly47
Reviewed June 15, 2018

We travelled to Bardsey Island with Colin the Island boat service skipper. We were lucky enough to see hundreds of puffins as well as shearwaters, gannets, razorbills and fulmars. The island is such a beautiful place to visit in summer as it is ablaze with...More

2  Thank HillyHelly
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Joanna G
September 4, 2018|
Response from Ynys Enlli B | Property representative |
Hi Joanna, Please contact the accommodation provider that you've booked with, which will be either the Bardsey Island Trust or the Bardsey Bird and Field Observatory. They will be able to provide a contact should you have... More
Ann C
July 27, 2018|
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Response from Ynys Enlli B | Property representative |
Hello Ann, When staying on the island, you need to bring all your food and drink with you as there is no grocery shop. Calor gas in the houses is used for cooking and is included in the price. In the two properties that... More
Matt G
August 14, 2017|
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Just by phone I think