One of the best ways to see the wonderful wildlife around the beautiful Pembrokeshire coast is by boat, and one of the best times of year to do that is early autumn. There are plenty of organisations offering trips. Get out there and see the baby seals!
See the seals
In autumn every year grey seals come ashore to have their pups, many of them on the sheltered and often inaccessible beaches of Pembrokeshire. Take a boat trip to see (and hear) them and watch the mothers and baby seals in their natural surroundings.
The Pembrokeshire coast is also a haven for seabirds such as gannets, puffins, storm petrels and razorbills – all attracted by the plentiful fish brought to the surface by the rushing tides of Ramsey Sound.
Look out for choughs and skylarks on the grassy slopes and gannets and porpoise out to sea. Ramsey Island is a Nature Reserve run by the RSPB. It has its own colony of Atlantic grey seals, which use the sheltered coves to pup in September and early October. They also use the pebbly beaches to rest after rough weather.
A boat trip on this coast can take many forms. You can enjoy the thrills and spills of a high speed dash across the waves, or take a slow-paced gentle evening cruise.
A wildlife boat trip can bring you close to sea birds and you could get face to face with a seal – they can pop up from nowhere to see who is around!
You can see dolphins and porpoises here too. Common, bottlenose and Rissos dolphins can all be seen in this area.
You may also be lucky enough to see a whale -- Minke, Sei and Blue whales have all been seen here.
There are plenty of boat trips in Pembrokeshire that will give you encounters with wildlife that you will never forget.
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