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Wildlife of the Isle of Man

Tour Code: GBR12

A 4-day holiday in search of birds, mammals and other natural history.

dates & prices to be confirmed Land Only Price: £ SRS: £


The Isle of Man is a self-governing dependency of the British Isles with a population of only 80,000, a third of which lives in the capital, Douglas. The island is 53km long and 20km wide, which means that there is plenty of wild, unspoilt country to explore, from moorland to flower-rich meadows and reedbeds to seabird cliffs. In addition, its geographical position ensures that it is surrounded by food-rich seas which attract seasonal movements of cetaceans and Basking Sharks and the ever-present Grey Seals. On this holiday we will be seeking a blend of boat trips (weather permitting), short drives and gentle walks based at a family-run hotel, as well as a hefty dose of Manx charm, which we hope will leave you wanting to stay longer!

  • Time spent on land enjoying the island's birds, butterflies & flowers
  • A boat trip, if weather permits, to search for cetaceans, Grey Seals & Basking Sharks
  • Possible visit to the Calf of Man and its bird-ringing observatory
  • Choughs, Puffins & Manx Shearwaters around the coastline
  • Led by Chris Murphy
  • A friendly family-run hotel in Sulby with excellent 3-course dinners

Food

Breakfasts and 3-course evening meals included in the price.

Accommodation

A comfortable family-run 2-star hotel in the picturesque village of Sulby; all rooms have private facilities.

Risso's Dolphin (Peter Dunn)

Risso's Dolphin (Peter Dunn)

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Day 1 Arrive Douglas and tranfser to Sulby

Day 2/3 Boat trips/land-based bird & wildlife-watching

Day 4 Land-based wildlife watching; depart Isle of Man

The Isle of Man is a self-governing dependency of the British Isles with a population of only 80,000, a third of which lives in the capital, Douglas. The island is 53 kilometres wide, and there is plenty of wild, unspoilt country to explore, from moorland to flower-rich meadows and reedbeds to seabird cliffs. The island's geographical position ensures that it is surrounded by food-rich seas which attract seasonal movements of cetaceans and Basking Sharks and ever-present Grey Seals. On this holiday we will be seeking a blend of boat trips (weather permitting), short drives and gentle walks from our base - a family-run hotel. We'll also enjoy a taste of Manx charm, which we hope will leave you wanting to stay longer.

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Mr & Mrs N.
Hertfordshire
Chris (Murphy) is a 5-star leader: knows his birds, plants and mammals; is very considerate of all group members, and is excellent company.
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We will be running this tour in the near future but as yet have not finalised dates and prices. To register your interest and be added a waiting list to be informed when details are confirmed, please contact us or phone 01962 733051.

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Chris (Murphy) is a 5-star leader: knows his birds, plants and mammals; is very considerate of all group members, and is excellent company.
Mr & Mrs N., Hertfordshire