45 Minute Bay Tour

You will board in Mermaid Quay at the heart of Cardiff Bay on Marianne and enjoy a relaxing 45 minute trip around the area where you will see the Senedd, Norwegian Church and many more famous sights. You can also board at the Barrage where we pick up further passengers 15 minutes later than the times advertised

Groups & Tour Operators

If your group or tour is interested in coming on board for a private excursion, you can save money by taking advantage of our special rates.

Payment is required in advance of your chosen date

There must be a minimum of 20 people in your group

Maximum of 100 in total (including group leaders and assistants) although groups can be split onto separate cruises if required.

Depending on your group size, date and demand there may be other groups of passengers onboard.

School trips around Cardiff Bay

Our boats are available for private hire to schools wishing to take large groups of pupils on a tour of Cardiff Bay for a school trip or field trip. We provide an interesting guided commentary, sharing the interesting history of Cardiff Bay and the surrounding areas.

Depending on your group size, date and demand there may be other groups of passengers onboard.

  • Boat

    Marianne of Manchester / Enterprise of Cardiff
  • Boarding Points

    Mermaid Quay or Barrage South Boat Landing
  • When

    Everyday* – March to October
  • Times

    11:30 – 12:30 – 13:30 – 14:30 – 15:30 (Barrage 15 mins later)
  • Discounts:

    10% for groups & for online bookings
  • Bay Tour (45 minutes) Fares

    0
  • Adults (age 17+)

    £12.80
  • Children (age 5-16)

    £9.20
  • Infants (age 0-3)

    FREE
  • Family Ticket (2A+3C)

    £37.20
  • Concessions (NUS,OAP)

    £11.60
  • ONE-WAY Fares (15-20 MINUTES)

    0
  • Adults (age 17+)

    £7
  • Children (age 5-16)

    £6
  • Concessions (NUS,OAP)

    £7
  • Family Ticket (2A+3C)

    £20
  • Infants (age 0-4)

    FREE

Flatholm Island Ferry

Boarding at Penarth/Barrage South boat landing, we set sail through the Cardiff Bay Barrage lock gates out into the Bristol Channel where we drop you off at Flat holm Island for a full 3 hours exploring before casting off once more to bring you back.

  • Boat

    Lewis Alexander
  • Boarding Points

    Barrage South
  • When

    March to October depending on the Tide
  • Times

    Varies depending on the Tide
  • Adults (age 17+)

    £33
  • Children (age 5-16)

    £24
  • Concessions (NUS,OAP)

    £28
  • Infants (0-3)

    £16

Jet Boat Trips

We have two Jet Boats available offering two types of trips. Our signature Bay Waves trip which is 25 minutes taking in the best of both worlds of a fast run across Cardiff Bay with a slower chance to take photos as we go along the River Ely, then come back again. Our second option is Coastal Shock which is for 1 hour sailing from Cardiff Bay, through the Barrage and out into the Bristol Channel.

  • Boat

    Shockwave or Twist
  • Boarding Points

    Mermaid Quay
  • When

    March to October, Coastal Shock depending on the Tide
  • Times

    Bay Waves: every 30 minutes 11:00-18:00, Coastal Shock varies depending on the Tide
  • Bay Waves

    £13 per person
  • Bay Waves Full Speed Boat Hire

    £122 for 11 people
  • Coastal Shock

    £32.50 per person
  • Coastal Shock Full Speed Boat Hire

    £292.50 for 10 people
Mermaid Quay Cardiff Bay Boat Meeting Point

This is the main hub of Cardiff Bay and the start for our Bay Tours, ferry to the city centre, speedboat rips and parties.
Postcode: CF10 5BZ
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Barrage Boat Landing Point

The boat landing closest to Penarth is known as the Barrage South stop.  Board here for Flatholm Island and to sail over to Mermaid Quay (Cardiff Bay).
Postcode: CF64 1TP
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Known as Bute Park, the Castle Stop or City Centre, this is the boarding point for our ferry that takes you from the centre of Cardiff to Cardiff Bay (Mermaid Quay)
Postcode: CF10 3RB
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Taff Meads Embankment. This is the boarding point used for larger boats for city centre drop off and collection. This is also the alternative boarding point should there be any issues further up river.
Postcode: CF11 6YY
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St Davids Hotel. Officially known as Sovereign Quay, this is the closest boarding point for the St Davids Hotel and is used by special requests for private hire of our boats.
Postcode: CF10 5SF
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