As a Nature Reserve and Bird Observatory, the Calf is the ideal location to study bird life, flora and fauna. Around 33 species of birds breed on the Island annually, around 10 of which are sea birds. Estate and ornithological wardens live on the island looking after the island’s population of resident and migrant birds.
Self catering bunkhouse style accommodation is available on the Calf for up to 8 visitors.
Visitors need to bring their own food supplies and a sleeping bag.
Travelling to the Island is a unique experience and is booked via local boatmen who arrange the boat journey to and from the Calf. Day trips can also be arranged directly with the boatmen.
If you are planning to stay overnight, it is important to pre-book your journey directly with the boatmen and your overnight accommodation with Manx National Heritage.
Find out more in our visitor information – it is important to read this before making a booking.