The best adventure tour company in the area. Hang on tight for a trip around Anglesey, a tour of the Menai Strait or look for seals and birds on Puffin Island. The knowledgeable guides bring the area to life with information about the history and nature around Anglesey. You can also join a Bear Grylls adventure rib ride to the North of Anglesey or book the whole boat for your own personalised tour.
In North Wales, a visitor can come across any number of watery areas; with more than 200 miles of coastline in Snowdonia alone, there is certainly no shortage of beaches and sea. Add to that the rivers, estuaries, canals and lakes, and any lover of water is sure to feel at home here.
Whether you prefer to sit by the water and fish or travel above the water in a boat, and whether you’d rather get on top of the water and surf or head underwater for some scuba diving, North Wales has it all.
One of the most thrilling ways to experience the waters is by going on a rib ride. A RIB, which stands for Rigid Inflatable Boat, is a power boat decked out with inflatable tubes; one that can travel at exceptionally high speeds and take on large amounts of water without losing any buoyancy. Even if you don’t know the term, you’d know one when you saw it; they’re the boats that “skip” along the surface of the water.
There’s a few different points from which you can be picked up, usually Caernarfon, Beaumaris, Holyhead and Menai Bridge, meaning you shouldn’t have to travel very far to take to the water. The boats are pretty quiet and quite comfortable, but don’t be fooled into thinking it will be a pleasure cruise – they can reach speeds in excess of 50 miles per hour!
The adrenaline rush is the main reason to go on a rib ride; the blast straight down the Strait is something you won’t forget. The sheer speed is just so much fun.
Doing it in North Wales has the added benefit of the beautiful surroundings. There’s the historic walled town of Caernarfon and its magnificent castle, the lovely beaches along the bay, and the twin lighthouses of Llanddwyn. There is also the gorgeous Plas Newydd, the National Trust property that’s home to the Marquess of Anglesey. However, by far the best journey to take is the one to Puffin Island. It lives up to its name – it’s full to the brim with puffins! There are also plenty of seals and various sea birds. If you feel like taking to the water in a rib – or even learning how to captain one yourself – then North Wales is surely one of the best places to do so. Click here and take a look at our accommodation; it’s the perfect starting point for your next North Wales adventure.
Minimum age 4 years old.
Rib Ride is based in Porth Daniel in Menai Bridge. For more information visit their website
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The Isle of Anglesey is a beautiful part of Wales, set apart from the Welsh mainland by the Menai Strait, and it is well worth spending at least a few days on in an effort to see and experience as much of its natural beauty as possible.
A World Heritage Site, Beaumaris Castle is regarded by UNESCO as one of the finest examples of late 13th century military architecture in all of Europe. It is also known as the most “technically perfect” castle in Great Britain, with almost perfect symmetry in its architecture.
Visitors to the Isle of Anglesey will find the lovely town of Beaumaris on the east coast, just across the Menai Strait from Penrhyn on the mainland. The town is famous for its castle, Georgian architecture, sea front and pier. It also has many good restaurants, cafes and arts and crafts shops making it the perfect destination for a quiet and relaxing getaway from the hustle and bustle of city living.
Anglesey is always a favourite with holiday makers with it's many beaches (it is an island!) and beautiful countryside. Enjoy walks and bicycle rides in Newborough Forest, spend time at the Sea Zoo or visit the town of Beaumaris with it's castle, promenade and the Red Boat Ice Cream Parlour. Stay in a cottage on Anglesey.
A popular area for holiday makers this has something for everyone - beaches, scenery and plenty of things to do.
All of these cottages accept pets so all the family can come on holiday together. North Wales is a great place for dogs with plenty of open space if needed. There's no extra charge either!