Drake’s Island News – Island Life

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A fun filled May on the island

A fun filled May on the island

The month of May was a busy one on the island, with the guided tours now in full flow, so much so that you will see that we have added a second...

What’s on Drake’s Island

What’s on Drake’s Island

 With the island now open again for the summer season, the tours up and running and our new ferry partners providing an excellent service for both...

Magical Time of the Year

Magical Time of the Year

This is such a magical time of the year on Drake’s island as it literally bursts into life. So far we have spotted two families of Ducks and a...

First signs of spring

First signs of spring

As our tours commence we are starting to see the first signs of the wildlife and nature coming into bloom on the island. The first Bluebell buds are...

Devonport Naval Base Beach Clean

Devonport Naval Base Beach Clean

On Tuesday 19th October, Drakes Island Warden Bob King, popped over to Devonport Naval Base along with students from UTC and Gary Joliffe from the...

Thundercats Racing

Thundercats Racing

Sunday 22nd August 2021 saw Thundercat Racing take place in Plymouth Sound.Drakes Island were very proud to be the main sponsor of the Plymouth Leg...

Children’s Fun Day

Children’s Fun Day

Wednesday August 4th was the UK’s National Play Day, so as not to miss out, we launched the first of our Children’s Fun Days out on Drake's Island -...

DID YOU KNOW……..

DID YOU KNOW……..

That, in 1971 JFK Jr, the son of Jackie and John Fitzgerald Kennedy, the US President who was assassinated in 1963, stayed on the island for 2 weeks...

UTC Island Beach Clean

UTC Island Beach Clean

For the 3 years or so our Island Warden Bob has been involved with the Island, he has been removing marine waste and pollutants from the foreshore...

DRAKE’S ISLAND GHOST TOUR

DRAKE’S ISLAND GHOST TOUR

Join our guide and ghost hunter Cathie for one of our Guided Ghost Tours.Twice a month we will be running tours to explore the Island whilst looking...