Visiting the Island

The only way to visit Steep Holm is on organised trips run for the Trust by Bay Island Voyages.

Occasional day trips operate between Spring and Autumn and are largely dependent upon the forecast weather conditions. Individuals, families and groups are all welcome, but it is vital to book in advance to secure a place. Trips, particularly on summer weekends, fill rapidly, and leaving booking until close to the date you would like often results in disappointment. As our visits are also tide-dependent, a typical day on Steep Holm is around 12 hours from departure to return to the mainland.


Important Conditions and Restrictions here​​. Please read carefully

Your trip

Currently most departures are from Knightstone Causeway, Weston-super-Mare, BS23 2AD. ​There are also some opportunities to depart from Cardiff at Lower Board Walk, Mermaid Quay, Cardiff Bay, CF10 5BZ.

​Please see our Planned Sailings page here, then telephone 07393 470 476 or visit to book online. You may also click here for Weston departures or here for Cardiff. ​

Check with Bay Island Voyages the day before you visit. Do not assume that if it is a warm sunny day the trip will automatically go ahead. Checking the status before you leave home will save a wasted journey.

All trips depend on the weather conditions and anticipated return times are for departure from the island and may vary according to conditions on the day.

​Common Questions

Parking in Weston: Click here for more information

What should I take? Click here for more information

​What will I find there? Click here for more information

FacilitiesClick here for more information

Safe and Sound:  Read more here

Map of the Island

This map of the island is by Rosie Smith from the book Steep Holm Diary available from the trust shop, or online from Garret Press for £4.99.  All proceeds from sales go to the Kenneth Allsop Memorial Trust.

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