Bookings for 2017 are nearly full, 4 spaces remain in week commencing 19 Aug - contact the bookings secretary to book these last few spaces!
For general booking enquiries download the "booking procedures" document at the bottom of this page or contact the Bookings Secretary: Mark Newell on email@example.com or call him on 07909 707971
The observatory can accommodate up to 6 visitors usually staying for a week, arriving and departing on a Saturday, though individual arrangements can be made where bookings and boat arrangements allow. The observatory is open from mid-late March through to early November. Those staying are expected to carry out the observatory duties during their stay including keeping up a daily bird and migration log and recording other wildlife sightings. Bookings for any calendar year are taken by the bookings secretary from November onward (for members of the Isle of May bird Observatory Trusts and from 1st Dec for non-members) booking procedures and further information are available in the downloadable documents at the bottom of this page. All prospective visitors are encouraged to contact the Bookings Secretary for up to date news on availability and to receive a booking form.
The current weekly charge (including the boat) is £130.
Transport to the island is provided by the RIB 'Osprey' or the "May Princess" subject to weather, tide and other logistics, these boats also run regular day trips to the island from Anstruther. For further information, check out their websites:
Additional information on visiting the island can be accessed through the SNH website.
The 'Osprey' en route to the Isle of May