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“beautiful peaceful island”
Review of Tenby Boat Trips

Tenby Boat Trips
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Owner description: Seal Safari and Islands Cruise
England
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
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“beautiful peaceful island”
Reviewed 14 August 2011

Caldey island has such a peaceful, spiritual and calm feeling even in August.. The return boat trip cost £11.00 for each adult. It's a 20 minute crossing. You don't pay once you are on the island. As you approach the main 'village' thare is a lovely message on a board from the Cistercian monks who live in the monestary on the island. It is worth getting there as early as you can and leaving late so that you can explore the island. The woods are magical. Some very interesting old buildings and lovely churches to visit too.The cafe is the only downside with only soft white filled rolls and pasties. Worth bringing your own lunch and just buying a drink at the only cafe. No indoor space to sit , some undercover seating (10 seats) under roof.. All tables in the garden overlooked by the beautifully simple monastery. The monks make and sell their own perfumes, biscuits and chocolate and fudge. You can also send a postcard from the post office on the island and buy a special stamp and have it franked. There is a very informative video of the island playing back to back and you can join the monks and listen to their prayers/chants for a 10 minute service once a day. You need to check what time the service is at the main gift shop. A truly touching experience.

Visited August 2011
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Bolton
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“Caldey Island - very special place”
Reviewed 6 August 2011

Great trip over to the island, boats every 20 mins so no hanging around. Smooth crossing with great views.

Caldey is so peaceful, we had a lovely lunch, walked to the light house and had a very pleasant few hours on the beach, which is unspoilt and would rival any beach abroad!

Visited July 2011
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Lincs, UK
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“Caldey Island is a very special place with amazing unspoilt beach”
Reviewed 31 July 2011

The boat trip to Caldey Island provides an opportunity to visit a very special island, with lovely walks upto the lighthouse and along the cliff path which provided amazing views of the cliffs below. The beach is one of the cleanest, most beautiful we have ever visited. Boat trips are every 20 minutes in the summer so you can stay all day or for just an hour or two.

Visited July 2011
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itellu
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“Caldey Island Boat Trips”
Reviewed 5 September 2009

I went on a boat trip to Caldey Island with Tenby Sea Cruises, the boat was called Island Cruise, and had a very relaxing and enjoyable trip.

The sun was shining and the sea was calm, it was great. There were seals basking in the sun on the rocks and on the way back we passed the other boat they have, Seal Safari and there was a baby seal playing and swimming around the boat - so cute. Will have to try that one next time. There were all sort of other birds and wildlife to see so would be great for any photographers on a nice day.

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