Menai Straits Cruises

Architecture, Scenery, History & Wildlife.

Our Menai Straits Cruises are a popular choice, as the only boat operator on Anglesey with passenger vessels licensed to go under both the bridges you'll get a unique perspective of these architectural masterpieces.

This cruise will head in a South West direction, from Beaumaris along the Menai Strait towards Menai Bridge with breath-taking scenery and awesome architecture. Passing Victorian piers, and the lavish homes along ‘Millionaires Row’ we’ll head towards the iconic bridges of Thomas Telford and Robert Stephenson and further again to Plas Newydd stately home. You will pass under both the bridges and through the infamous ‘Swillies’ where the shipwreck of HMS Conwy now rests under the surface, passing the beautiful islands of Tysilio and Ynys Gored Goch on the way. Look out for grey heron standing like statues along the banks while other wading birds such as oystercatchers and curlew explore the lower shores. We are the only operator in Anglesey to offer cruise boat trips under the bridges.

We offer a 60 minute cruise on-board our smaller cruise boat 'Salacia', she is perfectly suited to explore the Menai Strait with an increased cruising speed the tide is no problem.  'Salacia' is licensed for 12 passengers, so with comfortable seating, toilet facilities and plenty of space there's an air of exclusivity on these trips.

Our larger Cruise boats also sail this route and cruises last around 80-minutes. Our larger boats normally only sail this route as an alternative to Puffin Island when conditions at the island are unfavourable, prices are the same as for our Puffin Island Cruises.  Our cruises are suitable for all ages, you can even bring your dog with you, but if you have any specific access requirements please read our access statement.

Our Cruises depart from Beaumaris Pier (postcode LL58 8BS) unless otherwise stated.  You must check in at our ticket kiosk 30 minutes before your scheduled departure time.  Please note TRIPS WILL NOT BE DELAYED FOR LATE ARRIVALS.

It is always best to book, we fill up fast especially in the holidays. Please book online, or if you just want to check sailing times you can see them on the booking page too. You can book online up to 1 hour before departure.  We don't take bookings over the phone or by email, but if we have any availability left you can book at our ticket kiosk by Beaumaris Pier.

Prices 

60-minute Menai Strait Cruise 
Price
All seats (1yr and over) £ 18
Infant (under 1 year) Free

Dogs free

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, well behaved dogs are welcome on our cruise boats.

Yes, there are toilet facilities on our boats.

Puffins nest on Puffin Island between approximately the beginning of April and the end of July, you will not see them outside of the nesting season. Between April and July, we see Puffins on most Puffin Island trips.

Very occasionally we are lucky enough to see dolphins on our cruises but most of the time we don’t see dolphins.

We only take bookings online or face to face at the ticket kiosk, we do not take bookings over the phone or by email. If you are looking to book for a large group or want a bespoke private charter, please drop us an email.

We strongly recommend that you wear suitable clothing and bring waterproofs. We will do our best to keep you as dry as possible but there may be sea spray (or rain, we are in Wales…) and most seating is not covered. The windier the weather the more spray there is and the wetter you may get.

There are no age restrictions on our boats, all ages are welcome. If you have mobility issues we recommend you read our access statement or get in touch before booking.

Unfortunately, none of our boats have full disabled access. We will always try and accommodate you if it is possible and of course safe, please read our access statement and drop us an email with your specific requirements, however we cannot accommodate electric or motorised wheelchairs on any of our boats.

Our trips normally start at the beginning of April and finish at the end of October, if we are running trips they will be available to check times and book online. If you are looking for a private charter out of season, drop us an email and we might be able to accommodate you.

All our cruises depart and return to the pier in Beaumaris, you do not get off the boat during the cruise.

Our boats will only go out if it is safe to do so. If we have to cancel because of the weather we will try and give you as much notice as possible and you will receive a full refund if you aren’t able to rebook for another day. Sometimes we are able to offer an alternative cruise in the Menai Strait if it is too rough around Puffin Island.

Cancellations by the Customer*



For scheduled cruises, customers who wish to cancel can receive a refund less a 10% fee, or a gift voucher for the full amount if the booking is cancelled more than 24 hours before the booked time. A cancellation fee of 100% applies for cancellations made less than 24 hours in advance, or in case of no-show.



For private charters, customers who wish to cancel can receive a refund less a 10% fee, or a gift voucher for the full amount if the booking is cancelled more than 48 hours before the booked time. For cancellations made 24 to 48 hours before the booked time a fee of 50% applies, for cancellations made less than 24 hours in advance, or in case of no-show a fee of 100% applies.



If you cancel and would prefer a gift voucher rather than a refund, please email us. Our system does not automatically issue refunds so there may be a delay in you receiving your cancellation confirmation and your refund confirmation.



You are advised to insure against and check whether your own personal insurance policy provides cover against cancellation.



*if you have booked a coach party using a separate booking form or a training course please refer to booking T&Cs and cancellation policy on that form.



Cancellation by Seacoast Safaris (for all bookings)



Seacoast safaris will endeavour to ensure that your trip/charter/course takes place in accordance with your booking. However, Seacoast Safaris reserves the rights to cancel without prior notice and at any time where we believe on reasonable grounds that cancellation is necessary due
to unsuitable conditions.



Where Seacoast Safaris cancels a trip/charter you will be offered the following options.




  1. A full refund, or

  2. an alternative trip/charter, with any differences in value refunded, or

  3. a gift voucher to the same value of the trip booked which will remain valid for 18 months.

All our vessels fully conform to the MCA codes and licensing and carry all the necessary safety equipment. All vessels carry appropriately sized lifejackets and life rafts for all passengers.



Due to the design of our vessels you are not required to wear a lifejacket during our cruises.

We will only ever sail if the conditions are safe, however trips to Puffin Island are sea cruises and sometimes the sea state around the island can be rougher than within the Menai Strait. If you are a nervous sailor please bear this in mind and maybe consider booking a Menai Strait Cruise.

Brilliant Puffin Island trip

Brilliant mix of thrills and nature in stunning surroundings. Skipper told interesting facts about nature and local history. Would Definitely recommend doing this.

Culture696944 (TripAdvisor)
 

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