Places To Visit: Calf of Man

Calf Nature Walk

Opening Times

Accommodation Available:

April to September



The Calf of Man is a beautiful island, situated half a mile off the south-west coast of the Isle of Man.  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 accommodation is available on the Calf for up to 8 visitors, with bookings for 2017 open from 23 January 2017.

Overnight accommodation is charged on a room only basis at the following rates*:

Shearwater x 4 guests (Bunk Beds): £70

Chough (Bunk Bed) x 2 guests: £40

Fulmar (Single beds) x 2 guests:  £40

Please note a minimum charge of 2 nights stay applies to all bookings.

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 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.

Book now by calling: 01624 648015 or email