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Cardiff Bay Boat Tour

Cardiff, United Kingdom
Cardiff Bay Boat Tour

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icon45 minutes  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English


Enjoy panoramic views over beautiful Cardiff Bay on this 1-hour boat tour. Hop aboard your sightseeing boat at Penarth barrage or Cardiff Bay, then cruise onto the waters as the on-board commentary sheds light on the region’s rich history. Along the way, learn of the regeneration which has shaped the bay we see today and take in top landmarks including the Barrage and its lock gates, the Old Docks, the Wales Millennium Centre, the Welsh Assembly and the Wetlands Nature Reserve. Perhaps alight at Mermaid Quay — Cardiff’s bustling shopping district.
  • 1-hour Cardiff Bay sightseeing boat tour
  • Gain insight into Cardiff Bay’s comprehensive regeneration from the on-board commentary
  • Admire uninterrupted views over top sites such as the Old Docks, the Wales Millennium Centre and the Welsh Assembly
  • Watch for native wildlife at the Wetlands Nature Reserve
  • Perhaps hop off and browse the shops of Mermaid Quay
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Cardiff Cruises , Mermaid Quay, Cardiff CF10 5BZ, UK

Lower Boardwalk, Mermaid Quay

This activity will end right where it started.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Refunds will not be issued if tour is missed due to late or non-arrival
  • Please note: you must reconfirm directly with the supplier, refer to voucher for details
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Please arrive 15 minutes before departure
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 55 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Cardiff Cruises Ltd
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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In summary it was boring.
, May 2022
The staff are friendly and welcoming. You also have a snack bar on board and they serve alcohol. The boat tour was disappointing, as it didn’t match what was advertised on the website. The boat goes across Cardif Bay in a straight line to Penarth. We could only hear the tour guide clearly once we sat at the top of the boat. The ride is advertised as 50minutes, at least 10-15 minutes of that is waiting for other passengers to board at Penarth and then it goes back to the same place it came from. 15 min across the bay 15 min wait, 15 min back across the Bay. To make this better they need to revisit the journey the boat takes.
, May 2022
Good trip, just needed to match up your commentary with the points of interest. Not much else to say.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Lovely and also...
, May 2022
Lovely and also informative boat trip,very relaxing and children loved it!! The weather was a huge plus as it was glorious 🥰
Beautiful memories
, May 2022
It was a memorable family time on the boat. Timely departure, neat boat, courteous staff and remarkable experience. I will come again
Excellent tour, you must do this
, May 2022
Excellent boat tour of Cardiff Bay. Beautiful boat and sights. Just enough time to take everything in. Friendly and professional staff. Would highly recommend.
Awesome ride
, Apr 2022
Awesome experience. The crew was very pleasant and very punctual. Great job indeed. However, the speaker was not very audible so we could not properly hear what was being said.
1 traveler found this review helpful
It was the best looking...
, Nov 2021
It was the best looking boat in the bay. Might be cheaper to book at the bay instead of online. But we all really enjoyed it Lots other things around the bay too, a nice day out.
I thoroughly enjoyed
, Sep 2021
The directions weren’t very clear but head down to mermaids way and you’ll see about 10 huts and a couple who will take your name and book you in. I had a fab time, it’s nothing I’ve done before, and they gave us information about certain things which I found really interesting, thoroughly enjoyed(I have more videos than pictures, but couldn’t upload a video, these are all the pics I have) x
Beautiful day
, Sep 2021
Lovely guided interesting Boat trip around the Bay. The weather was beautiful which also made it that much better
First time
, Sep 2021
 The open-top river boat trip was fantastic. We had a great day out with this experience. It was my daughter first time in a boat. She loves it.

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