The Secret Waterway, Skokholm & Skomer Island.
Pembrokeshire's Marine Reserve.
Historic Haven Tours.
The Milford Haven Waterway is full of history, dating back to the Stone Age. The earliest sign of human bones have been found in the area dating back many thousands of years.
The Vikings first came here back in 740 looking for shelter and naming places like Skomer, Grassholmn, Herbranston etc. Milford was also used by the Vikings for shelter. When the Norman invasion took place back in 1066 the Vikings left.
Pembroke Dock was used for ship building, building hundreds of ships here and it was also the home to the Royal Naval Dockyard, placing orders for 74 Battleships and 4 Frigates. The place is full of history dating back thousands of years. The Sunderland Sea planes were based here and we will pass over one that is the last of its class left in the world.
The waterway is one of Europes deepest natural harbours, and is home to Oil refineries and gas. Even with these industries the Haven has a magical feel about it.
The tour takes you to Milford Haven where Nelson visited in 1802 to celebrate the anniversary of the Battle of the Nile.
The fortifications built during Napoleon times carry many an interesting story, some of pirates and smugglers. Learn too about the many wrecks that lie just below the water as we pass over them.
We look at the area where Henry VII landed on his way to the Battle of Bosworth, where he became King of England.
Atrip around Thorn Island looking out to the open sea, where the next stop is 3000 miles away to America! Here we can get some big swells, up to 9 metres has been recorded.
We pass Dale and Monks Haven before heading back up river passing the oil tankers and gas terminals. The Haven still holds its beauty even with it's industrial side. We pass Stack Rocks a fortification used in WW2 to defend the Haven from the Germans.
The tour is full of stories of many kinds, you will find it both informative and interesting.
A two hour trip leaving Neyland Marina, usually every Tuesday at around 11.00
Neyland Marina has free car parking, with toilets, cafe and a bar all serving meals. Enjoy a pint or two on your return, sitting at the bar overlooking the marina, what could be a better end to your trip.
Cost £20.00 per head with children £10.00