Coastal Cruises

Available from April 2021

Departing from Beaumaris on-board our new 8.5m purpose-built catamaran Salacia you will enjoy the wildlife of Puffin Island and the scenery and architecture along the Menai Strait.  With all the comforts and facilities of our larger passenger boats and the exclusivity of carrying a maximum of 12 passengers you will have space to relax and unwind. Salacia is quicker than our larger vessels, with a cruising speed of around 17 knots and a sprint speed of up to 30 knots giving you more time at the sites of interest and meaning she is perfect for exploring the Menai Strait with its famous strong tidal flows..

Departing from Beaumaris this cruise will take the route of the Puffin Island cruise and the Menai Strait Cruise. With a maximum of 12 passengers on-board, there's plenty of space to relax and the increased cruising speed means that you will get more time at the points of interest while still experiencing both cruises in one rolled into 2 hours.


Puffin Island is a bird sanctuary and also home to a colony of Atlantic grey seals. Between April and July you can see the seabirds including Puffins, other species such as cormorant and shag are on the island all year round along with the seals who have their pups in the Autumn. The island is also steeped in history with the monastic ruins of St Seiriol and the old semaphore station to be seen, you will also pass the lighthouse at Penmon Point. The route along the Menai Strait with a spectacular backdrop of the Snowdonia mountain range will take in some fabulous architecture including of course the bridges and also plenty of wildlife of its own, including various wading birds, grey heron and little egret.


If the weather dictates and it's not possible to get to Puffin Island the route may run along the Menai Strait taking in not one, but two Medieval Castles and of course both of the spectacular bridges crossing the Strait.  Whatever the day brings your skipper will choose the best route, if you have a special request or preference you can always consider the option of a private charter.


This cruise lasts approximately 2 hours and is a set price per seat for all passengers aged 1 year and over, if you have small children or nervous sailors then you may be better choosing one of the 80-minute cruises instead.


As well as our scheduled 2 hour cruises, ‘Salacia’ is the perfect boat for private charters.  Hire the boat for an hour or two or even the whole day and cruise the whole of Anglesey’s coast weather permitting. With plenty of room for the family and friends and the freedom to choose your route a private charter is great treat for the family and friends. You can book private charters online or you can drop us an email so we can arrange your bespoke cruise.

 

Prices

2 Hour cruise Price
All seats (1yr and over) £ 32.95
Infant (under 1 year) Free

 

Private Charter up to 12 passengers   Price
1-hour Puffin Island £180 - £205
1-hour Menai Strait £180 - £205
2-hour cruise £320 - £360
4-hour (half day) £440 - £550
Full day £600 - £1100

Dogs free

Our family did both the Puffin Island ninety minute trip and the hour long rib ride down the Menai Straits. What a fantastic experience we had with both trips! The Puffin Island cruise was wonderful, the crew both helpful and knowledgeable about the area. They slowed right down so we could see both porpoises and grey seals which was so beautiful. The rib ride was such good fun! My eleven year old couldn't get enough. Again our pilot, Jake on this run, was knowledgeable and highly entertaining. We couldn't have picked a better company to go with.
Samantha Oliver (Google Review)
 

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