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Activity Rib Ride Adventure Boat Tours
All year round
Adult tickets from £24 - £38 for an hour, whole boat from £150
10% off if you book a cottage with North Wales Holiday Cottages

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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