Wildlife watchers are rushing to sign up for one of Wirral’s unique attractions - the Hilbre Island boat tour - which is set to return this April.

Last year, the trips took visitors around the world-famous island network and were fully booked throughout the whole season until early October.

They proved so popular that they're back due to public demand.

Councillor Chris Meaden, cabinet member for leisure and culture, said: “2015 was a revelation.

"So many people got in touch to book trips that we were left with a waiting list running over into 2016.

Wirral Globe:

Hilbre's thriving seal colony seen from the boat last season

“The Hilbre Islands group is a natural wonder. Thousands of people walk over to visit them ever year.

"The Hilbre Explorer gives you a very different view with the possibility of spotting seals and even porpoises.

“I would recommend that anyone who wants to go on a trip gets in touch as soon as possible.”

A two-hour explorer trip costs £35 for adults, £25 for children.

Concessions are available for group deals and midweek.

For more information and to book your place call Wirral Sailing Centre on 0151 625 3292.