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Self-Drive Hire Boats provided by Berry Boats

Self-Drive Hire Boats
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About
The only tour in Cardiff where you can hire your own boat for you and your family to enjoy the history and sights of Cardiff Bay.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 30m
  • 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
  • 30 minutes Self Drive Hire Boat in Cardiff Bay operating since 2008. Take command of your own boat to discover the history and see the sights of Cardiff Bay with your family and friends. You will see: Pierhead Sennedd St Davids Hotel Cardiff and Cardiff Bay Yacht Clubs Penarth Quay Marina Barrage and Lock Gates Extra times subject to demand and availability may be cancelled due to forecast high winds. A £50 deposit payable using a credit/debit card will be required upon arrival.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 30m
  • 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
  • 30 minutes Self Drive Hire Boat in Cardiff Bay operating since 2008. Take command of your own boat to discover the history and see the sights of Cardiff Bay with your family and friends. You will see: Pierhead Sennedd St Davids Hotel Cardiff and Cardiff Bay Yacht Clubs Penarth Quay Marina Barrage and Lock Gates Extra times subject to demand and availability may be cancelled due to forecast high winds. A £50 deposit payable using a credit/debit card will be required upon arrival.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 12155P9
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • Use of 1 hire boat and lifejackets
Exclusions
  • £50 Deposit incase of accidents or damage
Duration
30m
Departure details
  • Celtic Ring by Harvey Hood, Cardiff CF10 4PZ, UK Meet us at our booth which is located on the waterfront of Mermaid Quay near the Celtic Ring on Roald Dahl Plas in the heart of Cardiff Bay. Head towards the water and you will see our purple stand and flags!
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
Inclusions
  • Use of 1 hire boat and lifejackets
Exclusions
  • £50 Deposit incase of accidents or damage
Departure details
  • Celtic Ring by Harvey Hood, Cardiff CF10 4PZ, UK Meet us at our booth which is located on the waterfront of Mermaid Quay near the Celtic Ring on Roald Dahl Plas in the heart of Cardiff Bay. Head towards the water and you will see our purple stand and flags!
Duration
30m
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: Jul 2, 2020
A note from Self-Drive Hire Boats
Proactively encouraging online bookings 2m distance between customer and staff when checking in and when embarking onto your hire boat No cash for deposits, cards only Customers to wear face coverings upon arrival and departure (these can be removed once you set off sailing)
What you can expect during your visit
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Popular mentions

4.0
25 reviews
Excellent
15
Very good
2
Average
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Poor
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Terrible
5

Sophs
1 contribution
Terrible customer service
Aug 2021 • Family
Complete scam. Did a half hour self drive to come back to the rude staff stating we would not get our £50 deposit back due to driving through a nature reserve. When questioned as to how we are supposed to know where the nature reserve is as I’ve never studied conservation he stated it was mentioned in the briefing… unfortunately we were not given a briefing and myself and 3 children under 10 were just expected to know this information. I asked to speak to the manager and was advised he was out in the water, I said I’d wait to speak to him into which he replied you can wait here until tomorrow then with no other assistance offered!! Was given an email address to complain but this didn’t compensate our whole evening being ruined as £50 to a young family is a lot of money which we don’t have to spare. When questioning the rude man admitted he did not give us the briefing but would still not refund us our deposit as apparently we should of done our own research prior to the trip about nature reserves and fines. £87 for a half hour boat trip and a sarcastic telling off. Supervisor also present who had a completely different story as to why I couldn’t speak to management and get my deposit back. Complete scam will be taking it further.
Written August 30, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

danny G
2 contributions
Waste of time
Aug 2021 • Couples
Constant glitches with website, being able to actually book is temperamental. Now you can't even book the hour slots any more.
Written August 17, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

LLe Will
1 contribution
Took the booking money twice!
Jul 2021 • Family
Poor customer service :(
Booked a boat trip through their website, their website crashed, and took me back to the page where you place a booking, no money at this point was taken from my account. I rebooked the trip, 30 minutes prior to the actual booking.
I later checked my account again, to find I’d been charged twice due to a glitch on their website. I have now been refused a refund for the ‘double booking’ despite it not being my fault.
Really disheartening, these past two years have been difficult for everyone, and to have a day out with family is difficult for some, if not most, and with a budget to adhere to, taking the money twice and refusing a refund is really cruel.
I hope they rethink.
Written August 12, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Simon M
Swansea, UK2 contributions
Bright happy staff and clean fun safe equipment
Jun 2021 • Family
The staff were very bright happy and helpful. Safety checks and explanations were good. Very reliable and clean, good condition boat and equipment. A well laid out map and safe route explanations with photos to follow on the map.

A sunny day and a nice centrepiece to our afternoon

Thanks team for a great birthday event.
Simon
Written June 26, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Ginger2k9
1 contribution
What a load of bull
Jun 2021 • Couples
Tried to hire a boat with my partner and was told I would need a woman with us, supposedly this is something the harbour master has said (which was totally untrue) I told them two gay males did not require a female as we wasn't roudy or anything and would treat it with care, we also was going to go on the 1hr trip and he said even if he could let us have the boat we would only be able to go on the 30 min one so he could keep us within eyeshot so we don't get up to anything.

I understand not letting a bunch of male teens on but we were both in our 30's and far from roudy.

Felt embarrassed infront of other customers having to explain why we should be allowed to rent a boat and having the lad younger than me scoff when I told him about my sexuality is disgusting

But no worries, go next door to bay island voyage they are lovely and will do anything to accommodate you!! Plus worth the money as the boats are a lot faster and more fun.

Will definitely be wanting a full explanation from the owner (who actually put the rule of needing a woman with you) detailing why his staff are rude and unhelpful
Written June 20, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Adam S
Rugeley, UK1 contribution
Fantastic experience would highly recommend
Brilliant ride around the bay on the hottest day of the year so far. Staff we’re really friendly and helpful. Defiantly recommend we will return again to do the hour long version instead of the 30 minute one we did
Written June 13, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

intervallo
Wales99 contributions
Great fun!
The young lad serving us was friendly and helpful. Whole process was easy. Only niggle was you had to book online you can’t pay them there but well worth doing and excellent value for money.
Written June 12, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

JR1981
4 contributions
Cardiff Bay boat hire
Jun 2021 • Family
Took the hour long trip and had a blast down to the principality stadium and back. A really nice way to spend an hour and a 10% discount for signing up to their newsletter. Friendly staff, good safety briefing and simple to follow map on board the boat. There's nothing not to like.
Written June 3, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

SMR
1 contribution
Disappointing
Sep 2020
We were put on the boats late and then penalised for utilising our full 30 minutes - even though we were told we would be allowed to do this. When we disputed this, the staff member was rude and unhelpful. The communication from the company since has bee appalling.

SO disappointed
Written October 21, 2020
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michaelwilliams123
Bangor, UK11 contributions
da
Aug 2020
neis iawn trip back hefor plant ac y plant wedi mwynhau cael drefio dipin ac cael gweld y bae o ongl arall
Written September 26, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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