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Venture Jet

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St Davids SA62, Wales
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Wet and wild

Fantastic experience, we took two 12 year olds that loved the thrill of the boat and the local... read more

Reviewed 29 October 2017
Martin D
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Faro District, Portugal
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Wet & Wild Wildlife Adventure - Amazing experience

We took our 10 and 7year old on Venture Jet's wet and wild wildlife adventure 1.5 hr trips on 29... read more

Reviewed 13 September 2017
ABJ77
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Cardiff
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The original Pembrokeshire jet boat experience: the excitement of the New Zealand jet boats, the best of Pembrokeshire's wildlife (seals, dolphins, seabirds), rock-hugging cave exploration, fun jet manoeuvres. Choice of Family (suitable for age 3+) or Adult trips (for adults and older children wanting a bit more excitement). Dog friendly. Trips around Ramsey Island, dolphin spotting off Grassholm and the Smalls. Operating from St Justinian and Whitesands beach, St Davids, Pembrokeshire.
  • Excellent93%
  • Very good4%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“great fun” (29 reviews)
“boat trip” (29 reviews)
“ramsey island” (49 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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St Davids SA62, Wales
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Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

Fantastic experience, we took two 12 year olds that loved the thrill of the boat and the local knowledge from Tim.Amazing, definitely worth it.

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Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

We took our 10 and 7year old on Venture Jet's wet and wild wildlife adventure 1.5 hr trips on 29 August. It was an experience well worth the money - the staff were very knowledgeable about the local area and the wildlife. They also obviously...More

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venturejet, Owner at Venture Jet, responded to this reviewResponded 14 September 2017

We try hard to find the right balance of wildlife, caves and fun for each group so we’re delighted to hear that we were able to get it right for you. The business is built on us being at sea sharing our love of wildlife...More

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Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

The title of this review is taken from my eldest son's comment after we climbed the steps at St Justinian following this trip. It seems even a 20 year old can be cajoled out of being cool by the allure of the Venture Jet experience...More

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venturejet, Owner at Venture Jet, responded to this reviewResponded 9 September 2017

Shearwater's job is to keep people as safe as possible while giving them a real sense of adventure and freedom that is pretty unique to the sea. She’s also good at persuading teens and young adults to go on a wildlife trip and finding out...More

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Reviewed 4 September 2017

We booked onto the Ramsey Island trip in August, and were reliant on the weather for actually going ahead with the booking. On the day of the good weather, I took myself and my 2 children (aged 4 and 7) onto the boat. I was...More

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venturejet, Owner at Venture Jet, responded to this reviewResponded 9 September 2017

Thank you for taking the time to review us. We're so glad that we were able to get things right for you. The seals really are the stars of Pembrokeshire wildlife trips. We've been spoilt by seeing so many seals this August & some early...More

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Reviewed 3 September 2017

We were in St Davids last week, Tuesday 29th Aug, We had a trip booked with Venture Jets, they do a variety of different tours around the islands but you do not get off the boat. You will see a lot of Seals and nothing...More

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venturejet, Owner at Venture Jet, responded to this reviewResponded 4 September 2017

I guess our response has to be from the heart here: ‘The trip was exactly as advertised but we really care that it didn’t suit you’. People often joke that they’ll complain on TripAdvisor if they stay dry so all I can do is apologise...More

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Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

OK, so we had good weather, but I almost think this trip would be even more fun in more challenging conditions. (And I have just celebrated my 60th birthday and I had always been bit of a scaredy cat about water). The 1.5 hours round...More

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venturejet, Owner at Venture Jet, responded to this reviewResponded 9 September 2017

Thank you for sailing with us and for taking the time to share your experience. You're clearly not a 'scaredy cat about water' as you thought :-) . We're so fortunate in having Ramsey Island on our doorstep. There's so much wildlife but also some...More

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Reviewed 1 September 2017

Booked this for my myself, partner and little boy aged 7. The weather was fabulous and we were very excited. We had tremendous fun and we all really enjoyed it. Great few hours out and saw so much. My little boy loved it, but his...More

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venturejet, Owner at Venture Jet, responded to this reviewResponded 9 September 2017

Thank you for sailing with us and for taking the time to post this. It really makes us smile when we hear how happy passengers are. Ramsey is always beautiful and we have had particularly good numbers of seals this year and early pups. Of...More

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Reviewed 30 August 2017

Family of 5 booked wet and wild trip - has to be the best part of our holiday, the skipper was so knowledgeable and we got great views of the wildlife as well as a fantastic, exciting white-water ride around the island

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venturejet, Owner at Venture Jet, responded to this reviewResponded 9 September 2017

Ramsey is a wonderful place to explore and provides spectacular wildlife sightings but also plenty of open water to have some fun. Thank you for your review. We're so glad you enjoyed your time at sea and hope you had a great time in Pembrokeshire.

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Reviewed 29 August 2017

Booked the Wet and Wild Wildlife Adventure for our family of 7. Booking on the website was very easy. It was a Saturday evening when I enquired about availability on our preferred day and time and we had a reply the following morning to confirm...More

Thank Sheila M
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venturejet, Owner at Venture Jet, responded to this reviewResponded 9 September 2017

Our trips are adventure activity and wildlife trips in one - we try to be different, working with the unique abilities of the jet to explore caves, hover in tidal streams and of course to have fun. We are delighted that your teenagers approved :-)...More

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Reviewed 28 August 2017

This company has got it so right, from booking to seeing you safely back on shore. Loved the thrill of the boat and the quiet time looking at the wildlife, mostly seals but did get a glimpse of 3 porpoises. Tim is definitely in charge...More

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venturejet, Owner at Venture Jet, responded to this reviewResponded 9 September 2017

Wow, we got something right! :-). Yes Tim is in charge - that made the whole team laugh out loud :-). The buck really does rest with the skipper as we do our best to keep everyone safe while finding wildlife, persuading Shearwater around tricky...More

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daibach999
21 August 2015|
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Response from venturejet | Property representative |
Hi Dai. Thank you for your question. We operate off the St Davids coast (West Wales) around Pembrokeshire's offshore islands (mostly Ramsey, the South and North Bishop, Grassholm and the Smalls). Trips are from 1 to 3 hours... More
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