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Open Island Guided Tour 2022

This is your chance to explore the exciting and historic Drake’s Island, set in the beautiful surroundings of Plymouth Sound. This promises to be a fascinating journey into Drake’s Island’s story through the ages.

During its fascinating history, the Island – which was born out of the sea 400 million years ago – has been a place of pilgrimage, a refuge, a fort, a prison and an observatory, while local people of a certain age are most likely to remember it as an adventure centre in the 1960s and 70s.

With the site being out of bounds to the general public since 1989, it is a place many long to visit so they can discover its secrets and learn about its past. Those lucky enough to snap up one of the places to visit the historic location will get the opportunity to do just that as they get the lowdown from the Island’s Warden, avid historian Bob King, who will lead the tour.

The day includes a historical guided tour and exploration of the hidden network of abandoned underground tunnels.

This adventure could make a memorable gift to someone, or simply a very special way to raise funds for St Luke’s. All ticket sales will go directly to our charity (except a small booking fee).

Update May 2022

St Luke’s tours of Drake’s Island have now sold out! However, you are still able to book guided Drake’s Island tours with our partners at GIUK who have kindly offered to donate a percentage of their tour sales to St Luke’s. Book your tickets online here!