Looking for things to do in Cardiff? Look no further…

Bay Island Voyages offer a great range of fun days out! From a short tour around Cardiff Bay to a scenic voyage to Flat Holm Island, we have it covered.

Bay Voyage

Bay Voyages are the original and signature trip we have to offer. Take a tour of Cardiff Bay with the sights and sounds of the local land marks.

We can’t guarantee you won’t get wet but we can guarantee you will have fun!

This tour is 15 minutes and the perfect taster for those new to boating.

ALL £12.00

(Please arrive 10mins prior to departure time)

Coastal Voyage (1.5hrs)

The 1.5hr Voyage is an upgrade from our original 1-hour trip. There is so much to see and experience in the Bristol Channel, we felt we had to give you the time required to enjoy it.

Setting off from Cardiff Bay we take you through the locking system at Cardiff Barrage. Depending on the state of the tide we either rise or fall to meet the sea level outside. From here we will head out to Flat Holm Island. The Island is the most southerly point in Wales, rich in wildlife and steeped in history – there’s plenty to take in.

From Flat Holm it’s a brief run across the Welsh / English boarder and on to Steep Holm. Much like Flat Holm but without the amount of wildlife and steeper of course! We will show you the rugged cliffs and remote gunning positions as we take in a full lap of the Island.

On the return trip from the Islands we take in the sights of Penarth and the Pier before heading back through the locks, before returning you safely to Mermaid Quay.

With our 1.5hr Coastal Voyage, you get longer at sea and experience more compared to a 1 hour trip. This really is the tour to see everything Cardiff’s coast has to offer.

For those wishing to explore further try one of our speciality Flat Holm trips where we land you ashore to explore at your own pace.


Flat Holm Visit

Flat Holm Island the jewel in the Bristol Channel.

Flat Holm is a nature reserve managed by Cardiff Council. Positioned at the most Southerly point in Wales, 4.5 nautical miles from Cardiff.

The island is steeped in History and rich in wildlife with plenty to see and do. From the military remains with canons and gunning placements to the several species of wild birds, soay sheep and the unmistakeable Trinity House Lighthouse there is something for everyone to see and do.

Departing from Cardiff Bay we will take you out ready for your adventure. Depending on the tides and weather you will get an average of 2.5 – 3 hours for your visit. On the return you will have the chance to see the Island from the water before heading back to Cardiff. The Island has a small shop, bar and plenty of space to relax and enjoy a picnic. For the more adventurous you can even stay overnight.

Having previously run the Councils vessel to and from the island we have the knowledge and safety in place to ensure you have a great visit. Even after many years and many visits  we always find something new and exciting to learn about. No two visits are the same due to the changing seasons and wildlife on the Island.



Birthday Parties

Childrens Party

Try something a little different with your children for their next birthday party.

Our parties now cater for up to 15yrs old!

We offer two types of trips for them:

30-minute Bay Fun Run  We give the party a trip around the Bay with the added chance to run up one of the rivers and see some of the sights.

1-hour Coastal Fun Run – A longer adventure traveling through the lock system at Cardiff barrage and out to sea. We pass Penarth and weather permitting out to Flat Holm Island.

30 mins £130

60 mins £180

(Age up to 15yrs /11 children with minimum 1 adult)

Stag/Hen Parties

We have plenty of experience in running both Stag and Hen Trips. Understanding your needs will help us to tailor your voyage. With our location in the heart of Cardiff Bay and central to the restaurants and bars, it’s the ideal place to start your Stag and Hen adventure.

With the ability to carry 12 people per boat we can easily cater for the larger groups. We will take you out of Cardiff Bay and show you the delights of the Bristol Channel.

PRIVATE CHARTER 1 hour £300 (12 person per boat)

Full Boat Charter

Fancy something different? Want a boat to yourself for that special occasion?

Book our full boat charter and you will have the full boat (maximum 12 people) all to yourself.

Let us customise a trip to suit your specific needs. Contact us to discuss further.

PRIVATE CHARTER from £300 pr hour (12 person per boat)

Bay Island Specials

Throughout the year we offer speciality trips that we think offer ‘that something a little bit different’. These trips are extremely popular and fill up fast, so follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.


Voyages Vouchers

Stuck for that perfect gift? Why not buy a voyage voucher!

With vouchers available for all our trips, take the hassle and worry of what to buy and treat them to Cardiff’s Ultimate Boat Ride!

Departure of all trips

Please ensure that you arrive in plenty of time for your booking. You will have been given a departure time that allows for completion of our disclaimer and kitting up for your trip.

Bay Island Voyages will not be held responsible for any late arrivals. You may be refused on-board if the vessel is near departure and no refund will be given.

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