Flat Holm island boat trips
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27 South Road,



BS23 2HD


CLICK HERE TO Cruise around Steep Holm Island then land on FLAT HOLM ISLAND

A day visit to Flat Holm will give you around 5/7 hours on the island, where visitors can purchase a self guided tour pack, providing a unique opportunity to discover Flat Holm's wildlife and historic buildings. Guided tours will be available on certain dates. There will be a chance to relax and enjoy the island's atmosphere with a cup of tea or coffee and a chance to visit the well stocked souvenir shop selling monoculars and caps, fair-trade snacks and drinks and a range of souvenirs for you to buy as a momento of your island experience.

Our sailings sometimes include a free cruise round Steep Holm Island but only if time and tides permit? The best of Steep Holm and many of the wartime installations can now only be viewed from the sea as many of the access ways have rotted away. The cruise around the Island includes unique views of the 200ft sheer cliffs along with the sea caves and gull colonies. You will also see one of the largest cormorant colonies in the South West of England. Sometimes shell duck and seals can also be seen. We occasionally run a special cruise just around Steep Holm Island, please check the Sailing schedule for details.

Our visits to Flatholm Island from Weston and Cardiff run from all year round. For bookings please go the the booking form where we  have a Paypal facility for on-line bookings or just send in a cheque in the usual way to book in advance. For further information please  contact the Bookings line on 01934 636734.

Aboard the Westward Ho the leisurely crossing takes about an hour. Parking At Weston is available in the Melrose Car Park a few hundred yards along the promenade opposite the large Granite Arch. At Cardiff there is a car park just opposite the barrage south landing from where you board.


Weston or Cardiff to Flatholm - or Cardiff - Weston, the fares are : Adults = £24.00 Children ( 5-14yrs ) = £12.00 there is an additional landing fee of £5.00 per person.  Please note that this fee is payable by each person directly to the Island Staff when you land.

To cruise along the Brean Down Peninsula viewing the Historic Fortress then out into the Channel and around Weston Bay the fares are : Adults = £14.00 Children ( 5-14yrs ) = £7.00

flat holm lighthouse


It is a good idea to have sensible walking shoes, a waterproof coat in case of a shower or occasional sea spray. The Westward Ho does have a covered saloon with a toilet but if fully booked not everybody can get in to the saloon. There are snacks and drinks available to buy on the island but these are limited to Crisps, chocolate, cans and bottles. Please note that there are no sit down menus or home cooked food so you are advised to bring a decent packed lunch or picnic with you on the day trip to the Islands.


Flatholm Island Fishing Trips

Flatholm Island has some of the best fishing grounds in the Bristol Channel with its position in the Channel and shelving rocky ledges, shingle beaches and sheer cliffs to fish from. To enquire about our special fishing trips please call 01934-636734 for further information.



During the summer months we also offer a limited schedule of pleasure cruises from Weston’s Knightstone Harbour along the Somerset  Coastline and Brean Down Peninsula viewing the historic Fortress on the Down’s Western end. The cruise then goes out into the Channel passing both Steep Holm and Flat Holm at a distance and then back into Sand Bay taking in a close view of Weston’s historic Old Pier and now disused Steamer Jetty. After making a close pass of Anchor Head the cruise then returns to Harbour.

Brean Down

For more information with full details of dates and prices please see our Time Table of sailings, third button down on the left hand side of the main front webpage.

Westward Ho’s epic voyage half way around Britain from Cromarty pictures now available at Westward Hos voyage.

All Weston trips depart from the Small Slipway, at the end of the white railings across the road from Stones Coffee Bar on Knightstone Island. All Cardiff trips depart from the Barrage South landing immediately South of lock no 3 in the Barrage. This is dead opposite the Barrage Car Park.  If you need more information Tel. 01934 636734



Sailing Confirmation

Destinations: Weston / Cardiff Ferry service and landings on Flatholm . Fishing trips to Flatholm Island. Trip Status -:Sailing:- The next sailing to land on Flatholm Island will be on :- Wed Aug 31st leaving Weston at 07.00am and cruising around Steep Holm Island first.


Additional Info: Our next special 1hr cruise along the Brean Down Peninsula and around Weston Bay will be on Thurs Sept 15th at 18.00pm from Knightstone Harbour, Weston Super Mare.

Weston/Cardiff to Flatholm - @ £24.00 Adults and half fare children under 14yrs.  Our 1hr Cruise is : £14.00 Adults & half fare children under 14yrs.

Booking Information

To book a day trip to Flat Holm island or for any of our trips, please fill out our online booking form, taking care to fill out each field correctly.
When complete, you can print a copy and have this with you when boarding please also email us a copy at : info@mwmarine.org and you'll receive a confirmation of your booking as soon as we receive your payment. Paypal to 07754-833158 or info@mwmarine.org is instant, so is online bank transfer our setails for this are : Natwest Bank, Weston Super Mare, MW Marine, sort code 60-23-32 a/c no 81601603 but we must have your completed booking form, when completed your details will go into the ships sailing register and you will receive a booking confirmation, if sending a cheque we need to receive it with the form at lease 7 business days before the sailing.

Please post cheques made out to MW Marine and send to:

MW Marine, Trafalgar House, 27 South Road, Weston Super Mare, BS23 2HD.

If you have any further questions please call on 01934 636734.

You can just turn up on the day and pay cash onboard the ship, but please be aware that this will only be subject to any spare capacity as priority will be given to passengers who have pre booked.

If we do not receive your cheque seven working days prior to sailing, you will need to pay by cash in full on board the ship.

You can also pay using Paypal at the bottom of the booking form. This will be instant and can be used right up to the day before sailing. You will then be booked in and entered into the sailing register, you and/or your party will then be checked in as you board the ship on the day. NOTE : if you do select PayPal as your payment method then select (Friends & family) to avoid the fees, if you do wish to pay the fee then add 4% to the total amount.

To pay by online banking our details are :

MW Marine

Natwest Bank

Weston Super Mare

Sort Code 60-23-32

A/C 81601603

Please remember we must have your booking form email it to : info@mwmarine.org

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Once you have booked your trip on the day it is advisable to turn up around 45 minutes before the sailing time to give your name prior to boarding.

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