There’s nothing like the thrill of feeling the wind in your hair and the salt in the air as you blast along the water like a rocket.
Sound like something only the most foolhardy adventurer would do? Not at all. This is an experience that is guaranteed to put a smile on your face whatever your age and however (un)steady your sea legs.
Rib Ride is a brilliant adventure boat tour company based in North Wales. Their fun and friendly skippers will take you on a powerboat ride along the Menai Strait, or further afield around Anglesey's stunning coastline.
Tours take in bridges, history, geology, islands, wildlife, piers, shipwrecks, stately homes, statues and whirlpools. You can even ride in a Bear Grylls adventure boat to explore the islands and rugged cliffs off the north Anglesey coast.
There’s a range of charter options available, with bespoke tours to accommodate families' friends, stags and hens or more corporate groups. You can tie up on a remote beach for a picnic lunch or enjoy martini cocktails on the quayside as part of your tour. The rides are a great idea for a special occasion or memorable gift – the perfect present for the person who has everything.
Depending on the trip itinerary and season, Rib Ride pick up at Menai Bridge, Beaumaris, Caernarfon and Holyhead. But if you're staying in one of our waterfront properties they might be able to pick you up from your very own jetty. Just ask us and we’ll arrange it if we can.
The state-of-the-art RIBs have quiet but powerful 250hp engines and are capable of carrying up to 12 people at 50mph in comfort.
You can even take on the Bear Grylls Rib Ride - adventurous RIB trips to the Skerries (a group of offshore stacks and islands to the north of Anglesey) and Gogarth Bay to see spectacular seascapes, wonderful birdlife and some of the highest sea cliffs in Wales. The RIB has already been tested in extreme arctic environments by the famous adventurer Bear Grylls, so it is perfect to take you on an adventure boat tour. From Holyhead Marina, during summer months only.
Adventure Boat Rides
£24 per adult/£16 per child for an hour's RIB ride
Private Charter (up to 12 guests)
First hour £195, subsequent hours £120
10% Discount for all Menai Holiday Cottages' Customers
Don't forget, as one of our customers, you can receive a 10% discount with RibRide using your Menai Holidays' Treats Card.
Telephone 0333 1234 303 or pop into the Rib Ride office, Porth Daniel Watersports, Water Street, Menai Bridge, LL59 5DE. Pick up point for private charters can be discussed at time of booking. Please note also, for collection from properties in Rhosneigr, a full day's charter must be booked.
Book online or at the Beaumaris pier kiosk for a delightful cruise to see the crowds of sea birds and seals that inhabit Puffin Island. Starida also offers Anglesey sea fishing trips for some of the best angling in Wales.
Take a 1.5 hour round trip to Puffin Island to see the sea birds, seals and other wildlife. Or cruise the Menai Strait to take in some of the wonderful architecture, the famous bridges and spectacular mountain scenery. Beaumaris Marine also operate exhilarating RIB tours on a variety of schedules, available for group or private charters. Book at the kiosk on Beaumaris pier or call 07854 028 393.
Sail from Pwllheli to the historic Bardsey Island – Ynys Enlli – from Pwllheli Marina. On your way, you’ll take in some of the most stunning coastal scenery the UK has to offer. The voyage from Pwllheli to Bardsey takes in the southern extremity of the Lleyn Peninsula, ending at the historic Bardsey with its abbey ruins, bird observatory and wide variety of flora and fauna. Alternatively, take a voyage around St Tudwal's Islands, charter a boat for fishing trips or dolphin, porpoise, whale or bird watching.
Sailing from Aberdaron these tours with commentary take in some of the diverse wildlife that is native to Bardsey and the Lleyn. Look out for seabirds, seals, dolphins and spectacular scenery. You'll also get a real insight into the fascinating maritime history of the islands and coast, including its wrecks, smugglers caves and ancient pilgrimage trails.
Whether you'd like a mountain hideaway or a family-friendly beachside home, we have a cottage that's perfect for you.
Take a look at our featured properties in North Wales.
Featured Manadwyn Menai Bridge, Anglesey "Wow! Perched alongside the iconic Menai Bridge picturesque Manadwyn is instantly recognisable and has to be one of the most photographed houses on Anglesey. Oozing history - reputed to have been built as a smuggler's den before the bridge even existed. Now, a rustic 'New England' style holiday home ready to be enjoyed by all."
Sleeps : 8 + 2
£835 - £1960 per week
Changeover day : Fri
Featured Wern Barn Menai Bridge, Anglesey What a stunning conversion this is, built with thought, care and attention to detail. Glorious for families and friends gathering for fun or special occasions. The SPECTACULAR dining hall, with log fire, a bar (not stocked!) and doors opening on to the garden.
Sleeps : 14
£1350 - £2600 per week
Changeover day : Fri