Private Charters

Planning a special event? Birthday - Wedding - Corporate Entertaining - Team Building - Party? why not book an entire boat to yourself? Any of our vessels can be privately chartered for your exclusive use and come with a highly qualified skipper, rates depend on the time of year, duration, destination and numbers.  All the prices are based on a round trip departing and returning to Beaumaris, if you would like a one way trip or a different pick up point please contact us with your enquiry.

Salacia 

Max 12 passengers. you can hire Salacia for your own private tour, from a one hour round trip to Puffin Island to a whole day chilling on the water.  For the longer duration charters or an all day adventure, you can pick your destination, find a cove for a picnic, take in the whole Anglesey coast, maybe head down to the Lleyn peninsula and have a pint on the beach.  

One Hour Charter £185 - £200 12 Passengers Max
Two Hour Charter £320 - £360 12 Passengers Max
Half Day Charter £440 - £550 12 Passengers Max
Full Day Charter £600 - £1100 12 Passengers Max

Neptune Explorer & Poseidon Explorer

54 & 35 person license, ideal for large group cruises around Puffin Island or along the Menai Straits, please note that we can only operate in certain areas with 54 passengers, if you would like to charter one of the cruise boats for areas further afield the maximum number of passengers will be 12. Prices for other durations or an all day adventure are available on request. 

80-minute Puffin Island Cruise £500 - £650 Max 54 passengers
80-minute  Menai Straits Cruise £500 - £650 Max 54 passengers

Each charter has a price range for low season and high season, high season prices are during school holidays and summer months and also dependant on time of day, so early morning charters would not be charged at the highest rate, even in the summer.

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.

Please note we don’t normally cancel trips if it’s raining so check the forecast and bring appropriate clothing (jacket and waterproof trousers are best in the rain).

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 boat trips will only go ahead if it safe to do so. If Seacoast Safaris 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.

Please note the wind strength and direction are the main factors we take into consideration if we have to cancel, we do not normally cancel if it’s forecast rain, if you are concerned about taking a trip in the rain please keep an eye on the weather forecast as you are able to cancel or move your booking up to 24 hours before departure (see cancellation policy). If you haven’t cancelled before 24 hours and the boat is running trips and you choose not to come you will not be entitled to a refund.

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. Please note we do not normally cancel due to rain.

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.

Excellent trip with knowledgeable staff. Saw seals and porpoise and loads of different birds. Definitely worth it.
Bruce Joubert (Google Review)
 

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