Isle of may CruisesIsland May Cruises
Anstrut pleasure cruises to May Island
From April 1 to September 30, the May Princess travels almost daily from Anstruther to the lovely May Island. It takes a journey by ferry about 4.5 to 5 hrs, including 2.5 to 3 hrs on land on the island, and if the wheather permits a slower perimeter of the island by ferry, the visitor can experience the magnificent landscape and fauna from the ocean.
There is also a small cafeteria and toilet facilities. Called local May Iceland, it is a stunning little town just 5 leagues off the Fife shore, an important national nature reserve belonging to the Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) and open to the public from early April to late September.
Baptized the gem of the Forth by Anstruther Pleasure Cruises many years ago for good reasons, this really is a wonderful isle, tranquil with breathtaking overlooks. During this period, the ranger will be on the Isle of May to make your stay even more pleasant and instructive, they will welcome you on your arrival at the jetty, give a brief presentation on the latest animal life information and will also be patrolling the Isle of May during your stay.
The Isle of May is home to an unbelievable variety of wild animals, up to 250,000 sea birds can make nests in May, including 120,000 divers, there are also large populations of Guillemots, Razorbills and Shags (best season for parakeets is from April to the middle of August) and around 150 seal life on the Isle of May throughout the year.
Isle of May can say it owns Scotland's oldest bird observatory, established in 1934 and occupied by voluntary workers between March and November, the ruins of a monastery from the twelfth century constructed in remembrance of St. Adrian, who was tortured on the Isle in 875 by the Northmen, and Scotland's oldest lighthouse from 1636.