ADVENTURE AWAITS

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DRAKE’S ISLAND

ADVENTURE AWAITS

EXPLORE
DRAKE’S ISLAND

ADVENTURE AWAITS

EXPLORE
DRAKE’S ISLAND

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Island Tours

Learn about the history of the island,
walk the tunnels, see the wildlife
and view Plymouth
from a whole new perspective.

Drake’s Island Ghost Tours

VISIT

THE JEWEL IN
PLYMOUTH SOUND

Be one of the first to set foot on Drake’s Island in 2022 as we once again open for guided tours.

Learn about the history of the island, walk the tunnels, see the wildlife and view Plymouth from a whole new perspective.

Look back at Plymouth and views across Cornwall  as you climb to the highest part of the island, the perfect photo opportunity!

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DRAKE’S ISLAND

Setting off from The Barbican, our guided tours are over 2 hrs of history, wildlife, exploration of the island and views across Plymouth & Cornwall.

Take a glimpse at what awaits you on Drake’s Island.

WHAT TO EXPECT ON YOUR VISIT…

Drake’s Island is full of history, stories and views for miles. On your guided tour we’ll explain the history of the island as well its marine and bird life and you’ll see Plymouth from a beautiful new perspective.

Marine Conservation Area

Drake’s Island is working closely with it’s partner the National Marine Aquarium in order to protect, preserve and educate all areas of marine life around the island.

Wildlife Reserve

The island is home to much wildlife including the protected Little Egrets, bees, butterflies, insects and mammals.

Heritage Centre

The island is home to history and heritage at every turn. Each step on our guided tours leads you further into the islands heritage and importance within the community.

WHAT TO EXPECT ON YOUR VISIT…

Drake’s Island is full of history, stories and views for miles. On your guided tour we’ll explain the history of the island as well its marine and bird life and you’ll see Plymouth from a beautiful new perspective.

Marine Conservation Area

Drake's Island is working closely with it's partner the National Marine Aquarium in order to protect, preserve and educate all areas of marine life around the island..

Wildlife Reserve

The island is home to much wildlife including the protected Little Egrets, bees, butterflies, insects and mammals.

Heritage Centre

The island is home to history and heritage at every turn. Each step on our guided tours leads you further into the islands heritage and importance within the community.

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Thundercats Racing

Thundercats Racing

Sunday 22nd August 2021 saw Thundercat Racing take place in Plymouth Sound.Drakes Island were very...

Something for everyone…

We have spent the past few weeks, getting ready to open the new ‘Drake’s Island online shop’. We are nearly ready to launch but wanted to let you know that very soon you will be able to buy officially branded souvenirs and gifts. Our team have carefully selected items which best represent the island’s beauty; from our own blend of island Gin to coasters, keyrings and clothing. There really is something for everyone. Watch this space for more information, it is coming very soon.

WHAT YOU SAY

ABOUT DRAKE’S ISLAND

Great for those interested in local history. Highly recommended!

We had an absolutely awesome time on the island. This was a Xmas present that the missus bought me and I finally got round to booking it. We were lucky with the weather, a perfect Autumn day.   More…

Andy F

Interesting and informative

So much history, brilliantly explained by our guide Bob King, he was never dull, he was as enthusiastic about the islands future as well as its past.   More…

David Gibbs

An opportunity not to be missed

This is truly an informative tour. Bob, the tour guide is exceptionally knowledgeable and a real treasure. The history is fascinating and I would thoroughly recommend it. Take your camera or your phone and a little torch. Enjoy the history of Drake’s Island which was originally Cornish! Perhaps.    More…

Geoffrey F

I'll be back!

I have lived or worked in Plymouth for nearly 35 years and had not set foot on the Island, my wife however, had been on one of the adventure weeks there whilst in the 6th Form at school “quite a few years ago!” Needless to say we were both eagerly awaiting our visit for our own reasons.    More…

Trevor H