Wherever you are in North Wales, you’re never far from the call of the sea. Our Top 5 boat trips in North Wales will help you to explore our magnificent coast with all its secret coves, caves and intriguing nooks & crannies. And what better time to get out there to explore than during this Year of the Sea 2018!
North Wales is a brilliant destination for anyone who loves being out on the water. There’s really nothing like the thrill of feeling the wind in your hair and tasting the salt in the air as you explore the coast from the sea.
And there’s a high possibility that you’ll have some company along the way – our coastal waters are home to pods of friendly dolphins, porpoises and seals and colonies of iconic British seabirds like puffins, cormorants and choughs.
From leisurely pleasure cruises and fishing trips to high-speed RIB adventures, we heartily recommend a day out at sea sea sea to see what you can see see see. Take a look at our top 5 boat trips in North Wales.
It’s a beautiful and often convenient truth that some of life’s most thrilling adventures are to be had sitting down. This is one of them: a high-speed RIB ride down one of the world’s most challenging stretches of water, infamous for its fast tides, rocks and whirlpools. Anglesey-based Rib Ride operates high-speed adventure boat tours along the Menai Strait and out to The Skerries at South Stack. Expect salt spray, knowledgeable guides and high-octane fun.
Run by a local family who have been lobster fishermen and Bardsey Island farmers for generations. Bardsey Boat Trips will take you across to the historic Bardsey Island – Ynys Enlli – from Porth Meudwy. On your way you’ll take in some of the most stunning coastal scenery the UK has to offer. Once upon a time Bardsey Island was known as the Isle of Twenty Thousand Saints and was a destination for Christian pilgrims. Now it’s home to abbey ruins, a bird observatory and wide variety of flora and fauna. And bundles of peace and tranquillity.
Book online or at the Beaumaris pier kiosk for a delightful cruise to see the crowds of seabirds which inhabit Puffin Island, including puffins! Also home to lots of curious seals and assorted other seabirds like guillemot, razorbill, shag, kittiwake and eider ducks. Worth taking your binoculars. Starida also offers Anglesey sea fishing trips for some of the best sea angling in Wales.
Charter a boat for fishing trips or dolphin, porpoise, whale or bird watching. Enlli Charters also runs trips out to St Tudwal’s Islands, about two miles off the coast of the Llŷn. On your way you’ll enjoy stunning views back towards the mountains of Snowdonia, and the thrill of the wide open sea ahead. Trips run from Porthmadog or Pwllheli.
If you fancy something a bit more hands-on, head to Plas Menai. The National Outdoor Centre for Wales offers a variety of one-day outdoor courses and activities including sailing and powerboating. The centre is based on the shores of the Menai Strait close to Caernarfon and caters for families and groups. It’s the perfect place to try something new or to build on your existing skills with some expert coaching.