These guides can take you on easy going walking tours in and around towns, villages and sites of interest.
Please see the individual guide information for full details of their services and qualifications.

2023-12-21T17:26:41+00:00

CHRIS CALLOW

Web: Facebook.com/heritageIOM
E-mail: islandheritagetours@gmail.com
Tel: +44 (0)7624 435528

Chris is a Manxman born and bred with a passion for the history of his native Island. After a wide and varied career he graduated with first class honours in History and Heritage in 2018.

His specialist interests include the Island’s rich industrial heritage including our magnificent Victorian railways, and spectacular relics of the Island’s mining past including the iconic Laxey Wheel. He is a keen walker and particularly enjoys opening up hidden corners of the Island to visitors. Family history is another speciality, and Chris has helped many visitors trace their Manx roots and visit ancestral homes and family graves.

Chris est un francophone compétent et est qualifié pour guider en français.

2020-01-21T13:32:50+00:00

PAT GRIFFITHS

E-mail: macmouse@manx.net
Tel: +44 (0)7624 427010

I have worked for Manx National Heritage, both in the Library of the Manx Museum and as a volunteer at the Calf of Man Bird Observatory.

My particular interests are the wildlife and the Island’s history. There are many opportunities for beautiful scenic coastal and inland walks. Depending on the time of year, there is a variety of bird life to be seen, including a thriving community of Chough and many varieties of seabirds.

There are many sites illustrating the Island’s rich history, including the Norse period and earlier. I can help you plan walks or tours tailored to your own special interests.

2023-12-15T12:53:13+00:00

JOHN BARKER

Web: http://www.mountainactivities.im
E mail: johnb@mountainactivities.im
Tel: +44 (0)7624 492105

John has a background in Geology and Education and his focus is on landscape, wildlife, archaeology and history.

He has a passion for the outdoors and is a qualified Mountain Leader (Mountain Training Association) and Mountain Bike Leader (British Cycling). As such you can book him for guided walks and mountain bike rides through his business Manx Mountain Activities or book him as a step-on guide and be assured of his experience in the Manx countryside and his deep knowledge of this beautiful island.

2022-06-29T11:04:14+01:00

JACK VERITY

E-mail: jack.verity67@gmail.com
Tel: :+44(0)1624 612951

My lifelong passion for this wonderful Island continues to be fuelled each time I introduce the harvest of natural and historical elements to visitors on this Nation of delights.

I will do my utmost to provide a bespoke package that could include exhilarating coastal/moorland walks and guided tours of towns and places of interest utilising public or your own transport. Full and half day packages available to suit the spectrum of interests.

With a specialism in acting, my aim is to make your experience as entertaining as possible. Yes I do know where you can drink a good pint at a reasonable price!

2023-09-07T11:34:50+01:00

TIMOTHY DALE

E-mail: timothydale12345@gmail.com
Tel: +44 (0)7624 240560

Born and raised on the Isle of Man, I have always had a fascination for history and I’ve always considered that the subject is fundamental to how we understand , not just ourselves , but our place in the world and how events in the past have shaped the world we live in today.

Therefore for me to say that I’m interested in a plethora of subjects relating to the Isle of Man is an understatement, but chief amongst them would be the Smuggling and Victorian Eras leading through to World War 1, World War 2 and the inter-war period.  Besides that however, with enough time I would be able to research any topic of your choosing. I’m more than happy to go on a town or country walk or just hop into your car, minibus or coach and work with your itinerary so you can get the most out of your visit here to the “Jewel in the Irish Sea”.

2023-12-30T16:43:53+00:00

RORY McCANN

Web: www.wildmanntours.co.uk
E-mail: rmccann@manx.net
Tel: +44 (0)7624 463462

Born and brought up in the Isle of Man, I can offer a bespoke experience tailored to your specific needs.

The Isle of Man has a diverse environment from stunning coastal walks to sublime Manx glens.

Let me help you to explore the hidden places of the Isle of Man, from its geology, history, wildlife and folklore and much, much more. Explore the towns and villages of the Island or enjoy a guided walk through the Manx countryside.

For those interested in discovering their family history let me assist you in finding where your ancestors lived and worked.

2023-09-07T11:21:45+01:00

PETRA RANDLE

E-mail: GerManxTours@manx.net
Tel: +44 (0)7624 451262

Petra is an enthusiastic guide. Whether you choose a visit to our heritage sites, a stroll through our towns, villages and countryside or a bespoke tour to explore some of the many hidden gems, Petra is looking forward to sharing with you the island’s rich history, the beautiful varied landscapes and the fascinating folklore. The aim is to make your visit entertaining and memorable. This may well include finding the best spot for coffee and cake.

You will be surprised how much there is to see, to experience and to enjoy!

Petra ist eine enthusiastische Reiseleiterin. Ob Sie sich fuer einen Besuch unserer Kulturerbestätten, einen Spaziergang durch unsere Städte, Dörfer und Landschaft oder einen maßgeschneiderten Ausflug Ihrer Wahl entscheiden, Petra freut sich darauf, die reichhaltige Geschichte der Insel, die wunderschöne Landschaft und die faszinierende Folklore mit Ihnen zu teilen. Sie wird Ihren Besuch unterhaltsam und unvergesslich gestalten. Dazu gehört auch, den besten Ort für Kaffee und Kuchen zu finden.

Sie werden überrascht sein, wie viel es zu sehen, zu erleben und zu genießen gibt!

2024-01-08T11:21:42+00:00

TREVOR GIBBS

Web: https://www.agamaconsultants.co.uk
E mail: agamaconsultants@gmail.com
Tel: +44 (0)7624 436946

With over 25 years experience guiding groups and expeditions around the world, Trevor is an engaging and experienced guide with a passion for all things Manx. Arriving on the island over two decades ago, on a flying visit that turned into a permanent stay, he has been entertaining visitors to these magical shores ever since.

A keen walking guide, with a special interest in history and heritage, Trevor is available for bespoke tours, special interest groups or just for an entertaining overview of the island and its remarkable heritage.

Available for walking tours and as a step-on guide for coaches, minibuses or in your own vehicle, Trevor will be delighted to accompany you on your journey around the island.

2020-01-21T13:33:11+00:00

FIONA McARDLE

Web: ManxTourGuide.org
E-mail: manxtourguide@gmail.com
Tel: +44 (0)7624 471543

I’m an experienced registered Blue Badge guide for groups and individuals and will plan bespoke tours if requested.

It gives me pleasure to share my knowledge of the Isle of Man and to bring its fascinating sites to life.
I have an in-depth interest in, and knowledge of:
Manx folklore, culture and Manx Gaelic, and
social, family, and natural history of the Island.

I am happy to tour with you in your vehicle – car, minibus or coach, or to guide leisurely to moderate walks around the Island’s towns, villages and countryside.

Et je serai ravie de vous guider en français.

2020-01-21T13:32:40+00:00

HELEN LEIGH

E-mail: helen.leigh@wimanx.net
Tel: +44 (0)1624 825492

Helen Leigh was a history teacher in Manx schools for nearly 20 years and has a strong interest in the history and culture of the Isle of Man.

Helen is happy to guide easy / moderate walking tours in the towns, villages and countryside of the Island, aiming to make everyone’s visit a memorable experience.

She qualified as a Blue Badge Guide in 2017.

2023-12-15T17:06:27+00:00

JOHN SHAKESPEARE

Web: VisitMannTours.com
E-mail: john@visitmanntours.com
Tel: +44 (0)7624 481814

Driver Guide

John is an enthusiastic and engaging tour guide and has been guiding groups and individuals for many years worldwide.

His aim is to make your visit a memorable and enjoyable experience with a great choice of themed itineraries or completely bespoke tours. Having lived here for over 30 years he knows the Island well.

His particular interests are history, castles and the Vikings; he’s a Viking re-enactor and storyteller, and also plays the bagpipes!

Whether you want an in-depth special interest tour, a scenic overview, a walking tour or a VIP experience, John can help. Offering Sea Terminal, Airport or hotel meet and greet, John is happy to step on your coach, minibus or car, or to accompany you on foot.

2020-01-21T13:32:24+00:00

JILL QUIRK

E-Mail: bgq@manx.net
Tel: +44 (0)7624 488506

As a proud, native Manxwoman, I am passionate about sharing the delights of the island.

Allow me to tell you about our history and heritage: art and architecture, wheels and wallabies, kippers and queenies, bonnag and beer, castles and cathedrals, steam-trains and trams, tails and tales, smugglers and slavers, folklore and fable, records and races, Tynwald and taxes, Vikings and vigils, chapels and churches, crosses and cairns, tholtans and theatre, our mountain and mines.

I’d be delighted to guide you on leisurely walks, or in your car, or to step onto your minibus or coach.

Et je serai ravie de vous guider en français.

2020-01-21T13:33:34+00:00

SUSAN SKILLEN

E-mail: susanjaneskillen@gmail.com
Tel: +44 (0)7624 357680

Tours in English or German

My name is Susan and I simply love the Island. It is my home. I was born on the Isle of Man and lived many years in Germany. I can take you to hidden gems and to all the “must see” sites. It’s your precious holiday, you choose! The tours are tailor-made for you.

Mein Name ist Susan und ich liebe diese Insel. Es ist meine Heimat. Ich wurde hier geboren, habe aber viele Jahre in Deutschland gelebt. Ich kann Sie zu bekannten und weniger bekannten Orten auf der Insel fuehren. Es ist Ihr Urlaub, Sie entscheiden. Die Touren sind auf Sie abgestimmt.

2024-05-22T12:06:33+01:00

LOUISE STRICKETT

Web: Facebook page
E-mail: plsiomtours@gmail.com
Tel: +44 (0)1624 897411

Louise fell in love with the Island the first time she visited and is passionate about its wonderfully diverse and abundant Wildlife, History and Heritage. Originally from Lancashire Louise married Martyn, a Manxman, has two grown up children and has been proud to call the Island her home for the last thirty years.

It was her interest in the Natural World that first brought her here while studying at Liverpool University for a Degree in Marine Biology. On arrival on the island, initially for one year, she specialised in Rocky Shores and Birdlife and never left!

She would be delighted to offer tailored Wildlife Tours with easy/moderate walks as well as tours helping you explore our amazing Manx History and Heritage in towns or in the countryside on foot or as a step on car/coach guide.

2023-12-04T10:25:07+00:00

SUSAN WOOLARD

E-mail: ballakinlay@gmail.com
Tel: +44 (0)7624 478984

“I aim to help visitors enjoy the wonderful scenery, history and culture of the Isle of Man and am available for a range of tours of the Island, especially those involving walks around the coast, villages and historic places.

2020-01-21T13:34:08+00:00

PHIL CRAINE

Web: philcraine.info/
E-mail: philcraine44@gmail.com
Tel: +44 (0)1624 675925
Tel: +44 (0)7624 437248

Phil Craine would be pleased to guide individuals and groups anywhere on the Isle of Man. He grew up on the Island and enjoys helping visitors discover its beauty for themselves.

He is particularly fond of exploring the Manx hills and coastal footpaths, although would be happy to provide historic walking tours of the main towns too.

He is also well-acquainted with the ancient ‘keeills’ (very early Celtic chapels) scattered around the Island, often in remote and beautiful settings. He qualified as a Registered Guide in 2013.

2020-01-21T13:32:32+00:00

BOB MOON

Tel: +44 (0)7624 473769

Bob is a passionate and knowledgeable guide to the many features of the Isle of Man that wait to be discovered by the visitor.

He is keen to share with you the island’s rich and varied landscapes, long and occasionally tumultuous history, quirky folklore, its quiet places, its sites of great antiquity and its many locations that echo with the sounds of industry long gone.

Bob’s particular interest is the wealth of the island’s diverse natural heritage, flora and wildlife.

He will be pleased to lead a tour for your group either bespoke or general interest during your next visit.

2024-01-16T18:26:56+00:00

DR JACQUELINE YATES

E mail: jacquelineyates@icloud.com

Tel: +44 (0)7624 422477

Manx-born Jacqueline Yates helps you explore her much-loved island home, the Isle of Man, with tours in English or French.

Jacqueline was born and brought up in Douglas, the Island’s capital. After many years living in the UK and Switzerland the Island called her to come home and she returned in 2001.

Let her help you enjoy the glorious beauty, fascinating history and rich culture of this jewel in the Irish Sea.

Jacqueline’s particular interests lie in the music and dance which have enriched the lives of the Manx people for centuries. She can tell you about traditional Manx music and dance but also the vibrant music scene of today. As a member of Manx Voices ladies choir she enjoys competing herself along with the uplifting experience which choral singing always provides.

Jacqueline would be happy to prepare personalised tours for your interests or just come for a general tour of any or all areas of the Island.

2023-12-15T16:27:50+00:00

DAVE MACKEY

E-mail: smartmanntours@gmail.com
Tel: +44 (0)7624 498906

Driver Guide

Dave has lived on the island for all of his adult life and has a rich knowledge of history, heritage and amazing facts and firsts which originated on the Isle of Man.

A keen walker himself, he is a two time finisher of the local 85 mile Parish Walk and would be delighted to tire you out on a walking tour of our beautiful scenery and surroundings !

An engaging and entertaining guide, Dave is also one of a handful of qualified Driving Guides who can offer tailored and bespoke tours in his own executive saloon vehicle.  Pick up and drop off at your hotel is included in the various tours which can range from a simple two hour TT course tour to an all day island sightseeing experience

2022-07-21T09:37:41+01:00

MARINDA FARGHER

E-mail: marindafargher@gmail.com
Tel: +44 (0)7624 301333

Manx  born and bred, I enjoy walking in the Manx countryside and would be pleased to plan for/ accompany you or your group and point out places of interest, heritage, birds, wildlife, etc.   I live in Maughold Parish and have a special interest in the Maughold Early Christian Monastery, it’s unique collection of crosses, and holy well …a place of pilgrimage

2020-01-21T13:34:35+00:00

PETER BEIGHTON

E-mail: beightonsiom@manx.net
Tel: +44 (0)7624 432066

Peter tells stories about the Island past and present. There won’t be many dates and he promises to make you smile at every surprise just around the corner. He’s an expert on the TT course.

Deutschsprecher
Peter erzählt Geschichten über die Vergangenheit und die Gegenwart der Insel. Es wird nicht zu viele Geschichtsdaten geben und er verspricht, Sie zum Schmunzeln zu bringen. Und haben Sie Interesse am TT Kurs, dann ist Peter der Experte für Sie.

Francophone
Peter raconte des histoires sur le passé et le présent de l’île. Il n’y aura pas beaucoup de dates et il promet de vous faire sourire à chaque surprise juste au coin de la rue. Il est un expert sur le cours TT.

2023-12-09T19:21:09+00:00

ANDREW FOXON

Web: Go-MannAdventures.com
E-mail:  gomannadventures@gmail.com

Tel: +44 (0)7624 480129

Andrew is an archaeologist by training with a strong interest in landscape history and the rich cultural heritage and wildlife that is at the heart of the Isle of Man.

Book him for a step-on guiding service, or join him on guided walks and talks through the Manx countryside and coast.

As a qualified Hill & Moorland Leader (Mountain Training Association) he can also teach map reading navigation and survival skills so he’s happy to head out along the Island’s footpaths as well as over the hills!

Andrew runs Go-Mann Adventures offering walks tours and more.

2024-01-04T10:11:52+00:00

Mark Watterson

E-Mail:hdmw@hotmail.com
Tel: +44 (0)7866 090171

After working for over 30 years as a London Blue Badge Guide, Mark recently returned to his native Island and is happy to consider all types of guiding work.

2020-01-21T13:32:18+00:00

IAN RADCLIFFE

E-mail: ijradcliffe@manx.net

Ian was born and raised on the Island with interests in family history, industrial archaeology, vernacular architecture and transport.

Ian is also interested in the promotion of the Isle of Man’s unique culture and heritage.