Menai Straits Cruises

Architecture, scenery, history and wildlife. Our Menai Straits Cruises are proving more popular year on year. We are the only boat operators on Anglesey with a passenger vessel licensed to go under both the bridges, giving a unique perspective of these architectural masterpieces.

This cruise will head in a South West direction down 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 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.

All our cruises depart from the pier in Beaumaris, our cruise vessel the ‘Cerismar Two’ is MCA licensed to carry 60 passengers, has all-round seating, a shelter canopy at the rear and a sun deck or splash zone at the front (depending on the great Welsh weather).

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, or send us an email.

It is always best to reserve your seats, you don’t have to, but we do fill up fast especially in the holidays. Have a look at our online booking, or if you want to just check sailing times they’re there too. If you can’t find a time to suit or just don’t want to do it online then please contact us, the phone is normally answered between 9am and 5pm. On busy days we may have additional sailings to the ones advertised.

Thomas Telford's Menai Bridge
Robert Stephenson's Britannia Bridge
Our boat, the Cerismar Two
Statue of Nelson on the bank of the Menai Straits
Plas Newydd viewed from the Menai Straits
Bangor pier viewed from the Cerismar Two
A view of the Menai Straits from Menai Bridge
A stunning view of Thomas Telford's Menai Bridge
The Cerismar Two ready for another fantastic Menai Straits cruise

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, well behaved dogs are welcome on any of our cruises.

Yes, there is a toilet on the cruise boats.

You shouldn’t get too wet, but dress for the outdoors, also note that it is generally cooler at sea.

The Cerismar cruise boat has all-round seating, it’s dry at the back (and in the wheel house), the front has great views but it can get really wet there in certain wind and tide conditions.

You are welcome to bring your belongings on the boat, please make sure you have a suitable bag or case especially for cameras, any items you do bring on any of our boats are at your own risk, we will not take any responsibility should they get wet, damaged or broken.

Yes, please do. Our cruise vessels offer a more stable platform for photography than the RIBs, so especially if you have a long lens this would be the best option.

Any equipment you bring on the boats is at your own risk, we will not accept any responsibility for lost or damaged items.

Our cruises are suitable for all ages.

Our cruises are suitable for pregnant women however it would be advisable to check the weather conditions as although we never sail if it is unsafe some days may be rougher than others.

There is good access on the pier, but we do not have full disabled access on the boats, please have a look at our access statement or contact us to discuss your access requirements.

The main season is between April and October, we try and sail daily from 11am (or earlier by prior arrangement) but please check for specific times either on the online booking page or by phone before making a journey to come and see us.

For trips between November and March, private charters and large groups please contact us.

Cerismar Two is licensed by the MCA to carry 62 passengers (and 2 crew) but we don’t often book more than 50 places in advance, as we keep the numbers down unless the sun’s shining and the sea is flat.

We will only operate if it is safe to do so. Often if conditions do not allow us get to Puffin Island there may still be an option to sail in the Menai Straits as it is more sheltered. In certain conditions you may get a little wet so please ask on the day. If you are making a special journey please make sure you call to check your sailing before setting out. Our round Anglesey cruises are the most weather dependant, we’ll always do our best to take you, but in certain conditions it’s just not possible to do it safely, in those circumstances if it’s possible we’ll run a cruise of the same duration wherever it’s most sheltered.

If you have a specific health problem that concerns you with regard to taking a boat trip then just let us know, but generally if you feel well enough to go it should be fine.

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.

You are not required to wear a lifejacket during our cruises.

Fantastic day out with Seacoast Safaris!
Simon L
 

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