RibRide, Water Street, Menai Bridge, LL59 5DE
We welcome customers with a range of abilities on board our RIBS. To participate, customers must be able to board and disembark the boat (with assistance if required) and hold on whilst the boat is moving.
Our friendly bookings team and skippers are always available to assist those who may require additional help. We are happy to help customers down to the boat and bring wheelchairs, sticks, frames etc back up to the office for safe keeping, returning them back to the pontoon for your return.
If you have any additional questions, queries or concerns, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the office on 0333 1234 303 and talk to one of the team.
Getting to RibRide by Car
Postcode: LL59 5DE
From the mainland – A55 (westbound) – Cross Britannia Bridge and take the first exit (8A signposted Llanfairpwllgwyngyll, Porthaethwy, Menai Bridge). Take the right-hand lane and turn right on to A5. Continue to the Shell garage roundabout. Go straight over. This will bring you into Menai Bridge.
From Holyhead – A55 (eastbound) – Take exit 8 (signposted Porthaethwy, Menai Bridge, Amlwch). At the top of the slip road, turn left. At the first roundabout take the third junction and continue. This will bring you to the Shell garage roundabout. Take the first exit, which will take you into Menai Bridge.
Menai Bridge a small town and car parking is limited around Water Street.
There are five large car parks in the town, details can be found on on our Menai Bridge Car Parks map The nearest public car park to RibRide is situated behind the High Street, entrance to the left of The Bulkeley Arms pub LL59 5DF, pay and display with 58 spaces.
Blue Badge Holders
If you are a blue badge holder you can park on St George’s promenade, through the blue gates on St George’ Road / Ffordd Cynan.
Getting to RibRide by Public Transport
The nearest train station is Bangor, Gwynedd (2.3 miles) or the request stop at Llanfairpwll (2.1 miles).
Buses stop in Porthaethwy/Menai Bridge at the Wood Street stops near the Library (0.2 mile). Eifion’s Coaches run the 43 and 47 bus and Gwynfor Coaches run the 42. Local bus timetables are available on the Anglesey County Council website.
RibRide Check-in and Departure Point
The lead passenger must check in at Reception, 20 minutes prior to the booked departure time.
All RibRides depart from St George’s Pier (unless by special arrangement).
A member of the bookings team will guide customers the short walk to the departure point at St George’s Pier (0.1 mile).
Directions to St George’s Pier departure point.
- Turn right out of RibRide reception.
- Turn right onto St George’s Road / Ffordd Cynan – past Dylans Restaurant
- Walk through the blue gates, past Red Boat ice-cream kiosk and onto St George’s Promenade.
- Follow the path around the corner, continuing along the promenade towards St George’s Pier.
- Walk across the pier bridge and through the gate.
- Make your way down the pier and onto the platform at the bottom of the gangway*
*The gradient of the gangway can change significantly with the tide.
Wait on the platform at the bottom of the gangway. Your Skipper will meet you here.
You will be guided by your skipper to put on your life jacket and then have a short safety briefing. Life jackets are mandatory on all trips.
Life jackets can fit up to a 55in chest size and include a crotch strap. We also have small life jackets for young children.
Your skipper will check all life jackets are securely and correctly fastened.
Boarding the Boat
From the platform, your skipper will guide you down on to the pontoon and aboard the RIB.
Access to the pontoon is via a three-step ladder.
From the pontoon you must take one step across and on to the RIB. Your Skipper will be on hand to help you.
The Adventure RIBS take a maximum of 11 passengers and the seating layout consist of;
Jockey seats – there are three rows of two jockey seats with an additional seat next to the Skipper. You sit astride the seat and each one has its own grab handle.
Back bench seat – this consist of 4 seats in a row and is ideal for 2 small children with an adult seated either side. Each seat has a grab handle or grab loop.
You must hold on when the boat is moving.