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Cardiff Bay Boat Tour provided by Cardiff Cruises

Cardiff Bay Boat Tour
3.5
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
45m
Group size:
55
Wheelchair accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 45m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 45m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
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Call the number below and use the product code: 12155P1
Important information
Inclusions
  • Recorded commentary
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Entry/Admission - Cardiff Cruises
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
Duration
45m
Departure details
  • Cardiff Cruises, Mermaid Quay, Cardiff CF10 5BZ, UK Lower Boardwalk, Mermaid Quay
Additional information
  • 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 experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 55 travelers
Inclusions
  • Recorded commentary
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Entry/Admission - Cardiff Cruises
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
Departure details
  • Cardiff Cruises, Mermaid Quay, Cardiff CF10 5BZ, UK Lower Boardwalk, Mermaid Quay
Duration
45m
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • 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 experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 55 travelers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Cardiff Cruises
    Mermaid Quay, Cardiff CF10 5BZ, UK
    Lower Boardwalk, Mermaid Quay
    See address & details
  • 1
    Cardiff Cruises
    Stop: 45 minutes - Admission included
    Enjoy a relaxing tour to Cardiff Bay and Mermaid Quay with the Cardiff Bay Boat Tour. Cardiff Bay was created by the Cardiff Barrage in South Cardiff. The regeneration of Cardiff Bay is now widely regarded as one of the most successful regeneration projects in the United Kingdom. Witness remarkable landscapes and locations such as the famous Wales Millenium Centre, the Welsh Assembly, the Dr. Who Assembly the Barrage and it's lock gates, it's old docks and the Wetlands Nature Reserve. You can also choose to join the tour from the Barrage and visit Mermaid Quay, famous for it's shopping and leisure district.
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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Popular mentions

3.5
144 reviews
Excellent
60
Very good
35
Average
16
Poor
12
Terrible
21

Clara_M2570
Poole, UK4 contributions
Jun 2022 • Couples
A 'live' tour guide would have been good, with someone narrating and interacting with the crowd.

The tour itself is on a tape played on a loud speaker which was poor quality and jumped back to partly repeat itself three times, so we heard about certain things again when we were nowhere near them and they were no longer on our left or right. It became a bit of a joke by the end.

Ten minutes of the tour was also spent on the other side of the bay waiting for any more passengers.

It was a shame as it could very easily have been improved, but it was not worth the money despite it being only around £10.
Written July 3, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Kalobu78
1 contribution
Jun 2022 • Family
Trip length 45 minutes was perfect, not too short not too long. The price was reasonable so Ideal for families, the boat was comfortable, the guided tour was great and the fact there were drinks and snacks available to purchase on board was a huge bonus. Finally, having a toilet was a godsend. We loved it!
Written June 21, 2022
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Julie B
Weston super Mare, UK2 contributions
Jun 2022
The captain and his assistance were extremely welcoming and very polite. It made our boat trip very memorable. The trip itself was very relaxing and knowledgeable and we all really enjoyed it so thank you.
Written June 20, 2022
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annie20061
Tidworth, UK862 contributions
We booked on viator on our way to Cardiff on a last minute trip, there were spaces on the 3.30 tour. Easy to book and easy to book in when we arrived. Super friendly and helpful staff. We chose to sit on top, a bit blowy but totally worth it for the views. Really worth doing if you are in Cardiff Bay for a visit. There is a toilet, an area to sit downstairs and hot & cold drinks & crisps are sold downstairs as well. Lovely views and interesting commentary.
Written June 14, 2022
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Gurjeet S
2 contributions
Jun 2022
A good trip along the Cardiff Bay and Penarth and then back to the Bay...Friendly staff and always ready to help as well. The bay tour is very informative as well, though sometimes you feel it is a bit too long.

Overall a good experience for the elderly and the Kids.
Written June 5, 2022
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CAROLINE D
Oldham, UK68 contributions
May 2022 • Couples
Great trip around the Bay. Very interesting commentary throughout. Really friendly staff. Lovely views
Written May 16, 2022
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Julian C
Oxford, UK23 contributions
A nice trip around the bay to Penarth and back, giving some good photo opportunities of Cardiff waterfront and up close to the barrier.
Staff weee friendly and welcoming both onboard and at embarkation.
The only comment we would make was that the automatic commentary was slightly out of sync with the trip, so it was telling you about landmarks around 30 seconds after you’d passed them. It didn’t distract from the trip too much however.
Written May 15, 2022
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LesleyScarborough
Scarborough, United Kingdom1,113 contributions
Apr 2022
We received a warm welcome from the friendly staff and it was interesting to see the Bay from the water, having seen it from the wonderful coastal trail the previous day. Sadly the sun wasn't shining for our boat trip and we couldn't hear the commentary for the noise of the engine. It would be a good thing to do with kids - especially on a warm day! It was interesting to see the huge shrine to the cult character Ianto Jones from Torchwood, which we would have missed had we not done the boat trip since it's on the decking where you buy tickets and get on.
Written May 11, 2022
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VishwasMuthyala
Solihull, UK22 contributions
Apr 2022
Most of the views were breathtaking. The staff was really nice and helpful.
the actual boat trip was a little underwhelming as we had expected more out of the 45 min.
Written April 25, 2022
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Victoria
2 contributions
I enjoyed the boat ride, it was very relaxing however it was a bit boring but that was partly due to our expectations I think. I didn’t realise it was just a short round trip to penarth and back. We sat downstairs at the back of the boat on the way over to penarth which was lovely as the children sat on the comfy mats to look out, but unfortunately you couldn’t hear any of the tour information. We sat upstairs on the way back, which was better for the tour information and the views but not as comfortable as downstairs. Very smooth ride though which I was glad off because I’m normally sea sick😂. All in all it was a lovely little trip and the children did enjoy it but said it was a little boring, but they didn’t moan….so couldn’t have been that bad and so it’s a thumbs up from us! 👍🏻
Written April 21, 2022
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By: Cardiff Cruises
Interrobang
Interrobang
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Lack of safety - do not travel with this operator!
I traveled to Flat Holm on Cardiff Cruise's boat, Lewis Alexander. I would strongly advise you not to travel with
Lrn R
Lrn R
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Fun and informative
Very spacious boat with commentary on the surroundings. Lots of seating up top and inside. Really enjoyed ourselves
GrandTour733820
GrandTour733820
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Very interesting
Nice little trip these is a speaker to tell you what all the places are , you get free WiFi toilets on board also d
stephenn870
stephenn870
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Boat trip
Was enjoyable enough. Cheap and interesting. Pointed out landmarks. Weather wasn’t with us but nothing could be don
mercers18
mercers18
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post cricket trip
Excellent trip round harbour, interesting commentary and friendly staff. Shame wasn’t sunnier , will do again in t
Eve W
Eve W
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Fortieth Fun
Enjoyed a fantastic night on the Boat with 15 work mates on a Friday night for my Fortieth birthday celebrations. W
ibbie_k
ibbie_k
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Shocking!
Few weeks ago I discovered that picture of my child was use in your marketing materials. Fine, you did cover his fa
C3929VZjohnb
C3929VZjohnb
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Far from the maddening crowd
Really good welcome on board all very relaxed and enjoyable. Great adventure for the toddlers who enjoyed hearing a
Nathan F
Nathan F
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Brilliant trip and great atmosphere onboard
Had an amazing time on board the party boat for my mates Stag do! Staff were excellent and were playing some absolu
123SG321
123SG321
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Not worth it
Went on this cruise for a 50th birthday party and like the other reviews upstairs was closed. When we complained we
anjihale
anjihale
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Appalling customer service
We bought tickets for Cardiff Cruises on the strength of their top deck seats only to find that the top deck was cl
MLTCardiff
MLTCardiff
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A bit disappointing trip
Booked trip online cost was £7 per person so three people £21. We got on boat to find the upper floor where the mos
Phil_Dr
Phil_Dr
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Top deck closed - day cruise
Bit of a lacklustre cruise. Top deck currently closed (waiting on a ladder). Limited views from inside. Limited sea
nosyone
nosyone
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Grandkids day put
Took the kids for a day out and paid £14 for 2 adults and 3 kids. Nice hour sailing around the bay. X
aly204
aly204
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Hen party
We booked a private party for 50 of us for for my daughters hen party . We had an amazing time onboard the staff
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