Everyone knows that Cardiff is an excellent day out – so why not see it from a new and different viewpoint, on one of our great waterways tours? On one of our Cardiff Bay Red Boat trips you’ll enjoy the thrill of riding over the Cardiff Barrage into the open sea of the Bristol Channel.
In the course of your 90-minute voyage, just some of the sights you’ll see from the open water include the Dr Who Exhibition, Cardiff Barrage Locks, Penarth Pier, BBC Wales, the Norwegian Church, Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff Devils Ice Hockey and St David’s Hotel. You’ll also get fantastic unique views across to two of the most special islands in the UK, Flatholm Island (owned by Wales) and Steepholm Island (owned by England). Both are famous for their wildlife and natural beauty.
Cardiff Bay Red Boat trips take place on weekends and school holidays, subject to fair weather and the tide being in. The trips are a great way to enjoy a fun day out for all the family, whether you’re a tourist on holiday or local to the area. Our distinctive red ship is the tallest, longest and heaviest of all the tourist vessels operating out of Cardiff Bay, and can carry up to 200 passengers.
Cardiff Bay Red Boat trips include a free and entertaining commentary throughout; you can also buy a cup of tea or coffee and a snack to enjoy onboard while you’re taking in the scenery. (And yes, there is a toilet!)