At Scattery Island we are continaully focused improving our visitor experience in a sustainable manner. The following are the services we have introduced to visitors that support our goal to offer the best visitor experience in the most sustainable manner.
We offer a packed lunch service for guests, which we present in a little cooler bag with a cross body strap. This keeps the lunch cool and fresh while visitors are on the island. These lunches are made for us by a local cafe and all made from local produce. Inside the sandwich is wrapped in recycled brown paper and tied with a string! Guests are asked to put any rubbish back into the cooler pack and return it to us when they arrive back. This ensures that we minimise the impact of rubbish on the island.
Our team also carry out a monthly Clean Coasts Initiative during the tourist season, when we walk the shoreline of the island and collect the rubbish that has washed up on the shoreline. We also promote and operate a strict Leave No Trace policy.
Onboard our passenger ferry, we ensure that all our Tea/Coffees are served in fully compostable cups and lids.
For children and school tours, we produce education material which includes a colour page on the back featuring some of the wildlife on the island. The material also includes a treasure trail that entertains the children while educating them on the importance of the delicate natural environement on this island.
We work with the local Governement offices in applying for EU funding to support the funding of projects to protect the important structures that remain on this island which date back to the 5th century.
New for 2019: We have invested in foreign audio tours that can be downloaded from our website while on the island, elimating the production of these little plastic hand held audio devices. This service is due to be launched on our website in April. All of these foreign audio tours were written and recorded locally.
Also new for 2019: We’ve partnered with local retailers in the town to offer visitors to Scattery Island a 10% discount instore when showing their ticket to Ferry. It is hoped that this will encourage visitors to dwell longer in the town and provide an economic boost for lcoal retailers.