Boat trips


Aquabus offers trips around Cardiff Bay, which take in Mermaid Quay, the wetlands nature reserve and the Barrage. Its flagship vessel, the Seren-Y-Bae, can be hired for parties, weddings and more. It also runs an hourly service between Cardiff Castle grounds in the city centre and Mermaid Quay in the Bay.

029 2034 5163

Bay Island Voyages

Enjoy fun days out on the water on high-speed, rigid inflatable boats (RIBs), have a blast around Cardiff Bay or go on a scenic tour past Flat Holm Island. You’ll find Bay Island Voyages on the pontoon in Mermaid Quay.

07393 470476

The Boathouse

Based on the pontoon in Mermaid Quay, The Boathouse provides self-drive boat hire from only £29 per boat. Enjoy a unique adventure exploring the Bay with family and friends.

029 2078 7198 / 07976 700044

Cardiff Boat

The Princess Katharine is a covered, 90-seat waterbus which offers a regular service between Bute Park in the city centre and Mermaid Quay in the Bay. Group and corporate bookings are available.

07445 440874

Cardiff Baytrippers

Cardiff Baytrippers operate three different trips on board the Lady Helen boat, departing from Mermaid Quay. The trips of varying lengths take in the Inner Harbour, Rivers Ely or Taff, and Bristol Channel. You can also charter the boat for private parties and wedding trips.

07768 574732

Cardiff Cruises

Cardiff Cruises’ sightseeing boat offers trips around Cardiff Bay, as well as to Penarth Pier and around Flat Holm Island. The trips are a great way to relax and soak up the beautiful scenery. Private hire boat packages for parties and events are also available.

0845 489 6969

The Open Boat

Providing unparalleled views of the Inner Harbour and its surroundings, the Daffodil open boat operates trips throughout the year in Cardiff Bay. The boat is perfect if you love taking photographs, admiring wildlife and the feeling of the wind blowing through your hair.

Boat trips

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