After checking in at the RibRide office and making your way to St George’s Pier you will be met by your Skipper and given a short safety briefing. Life jackets will be fitted before you head down onto the pontoon and aboard your RIB. As you settle into your seat, remember to hold on tight as you head out under Telford’s historic bridge into the world famous Swellies with its rocks, whirlpools and shipwrecks.
We then continue under Britannia Bridge, spotting lions and saluting a naval hero on the way past before making our way to Plas Newydd and learning about the Marquis of Anglesey.
Continuing along the Strait you will pass by the historic village of Felinheli and Moel Y Don and as the Strait opens up so do the throttles, as we run past the National Outdoor Centre for Wales and along the huge sandbanks at Foel which funnel us towards the town of Caernarfon with its imposing medieval Castle.
Then it is onwards to Abermenai Point and Fort Belan, standing guard at the south western approach to the Menai Strait. From here its open sea as we cross Caernarfon Bar, before bearing right past the beautiful and ever shifting sand dunes of Newborough Warren. As we arrive at Pilots Cove, Llanddwyn Island, there is time to catch our breath and learn about St Dwynwen, the Welsh patron saint of friendship and love, who founded a convent on the island in the fifth century. Then it is time to head back and keep an eye out for anything you may have missed on the way out. A truly spectacular journey. If you are very lucky and the sea is calm enough you might see a Dolphin or Harbour Porpoise.
Please note: In some wind and tide conditions the ride out to Llanddwyn can be a little 'spirited', and it is possible you may get a bit wet as the boat leaps over the outgoing tide battling a south westerly breeze. Very occasionally, in adverse weather conditions, it may not be possible to get all the way out to Llanddywn Island. In this case, all our Skippers have complete discretion to amend the trip to ensure they provide both a safe and highly enjoyable experience for you.