Visiting the Island
The only way to visit Steep Holm is on organised trips run for the Trust by Bay Island Voyages. Please visit our Sailings page for more information.
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.
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. 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.