cardiff boat tripWhat better way is there to view the impressive skyline and some of the main sights of the Welsh capital than on a Cardiff boat trip? Cardiff is a terrific destination for a weekend city break or with the kids during the school holidays. A Cardiff boat trip will give you a different perspective of the city from the water and when schedules are tight, a good amount to see in 90 minutes, without leaving you feeling short changed.

For a tour of Cardiff Bay, boat trips leave from Mermaid Quay in the historic Graving Dock. You’ll be whisked away to sea in a purpose-built touring boat, out through the Cardiff Barrage, past Penarth Pier, and in the direction of Flat Holm Island in the Bristol Channel before returning by the same route.

With refreshments available on board, passengers can enjoy the views of the water while sipping a cup of hot chocolate when the weather’s a bit nippy, or a cooling drink when the warm summer sun finally shows its face (don’t worry – there’s loos on board too).

A Cardiff boat trip comes with an accomplished and informative commentary that will provide an interesting commentary on the sights, adding in titbits of history, folklore and common gossip. You’ll get to see the picturesque islands of Flat Holm and Steep Holm and the coast, and the guide will point out the landmarks like the pretty and distinctive Norwegian Sailors Church, the BBC Wales building, the Dr. Who Exhibition, and the Millennium Centre.

Once back at Mermaid Quay, you can make for the city centre to soak up some culture at the castle and museums, some great shopping in St. David’s Centre or for a hearty repast.


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