No trip to Anglesey is complete without a tour to Puffin Island, known in Welsh as Ynys Seiriol and this RIB tour has it all. Excitement, open seas, spectacular wildlife, stunning views and the odd tale or two thrown in to keep you entertained.
Departing from St George’s Pier in Menai Bridge, your skipper will take you on a fascinating RIB trip along the Anglesey coastline and seawards to Ynys Seiriol, located off Penmon Point at the south-eastern entrance to the Menai Strait.
Thanks to many years of conservation work by the RSPB and a variety of local groups, Ynys Seiriol is once again home to a colony of Atlantic Puffins, who visit the island each year between April and August to breed, before heading back out to sea where they spend the entire winter.
As well as the seasonal puffin visitors. the island is home to the largest nesting cormorant population in the UK, with guillemots, razorbills and kittiwakes also frequent visitors. Alongside the seabirds, a large colony of seals can often be found basking on the beach or bobbing around in the sea. And if you are very lucky you may even see porpoise or dolphin, although these are a much rarer sight.
All our skippers are well trained and practiced in manoeuvring our RIBs to ensure they maintain a respectful distance so as not to disturb the seabirds and wildlife, whilst maximizing your viewing potential. If you would like to bring a pair of binoculars with you, please make sure they can be safely secured whilst the RIB is moving.
During this tour you will also see the impressive houses on Millionaire’s Row and Garth Pier. You will discover the gruesome history of Gallows Point and be greeted by the colourful houses of Beaumaris. Like our other tours, your Skipper will finish the trip with some exhilarating twists and turns.
All in all, the perfect trip!
Please be aware we cannot guarantee you will see any wildlife on our trips.
Your safety and enjoyment are our top priority. Please be aware all tours are subject to change at short notice dependent upon sea state and weather conditions, so very occasionally it may not be possible to reach our final destination. In this case, all our skippers have complete discretion to amend any trip to ensure all passengers have a safe and highly enjoyable experience.
Prior to boarding, you will be kitted out with life jackets and given a short safety briefing.
Please ensure you check-in in plenty of time and arrive promptly at the Pier. RIBS must depart on time and refunds are not issued for latecomers.
Our RIBS take a maximum of 11 passengers..
We love our furry friends but unfortunately, we cannot take dogs onboard for safety reasons.
All tours are round trips and you will stay onboard for the duration of the trip. Please make sure you have used the RibRide facilities prior to joining us.
Our RIBs are open to the elements and we go out in most weathers including the rain, so please dress appropriately for the weather and season. It is always cooler on the water.
The aim is not to get you wet, however we cannot guarantee this, so please make sure you have a waterproof layer, as it can get a bit splashy in certain conditions. Sensible shoes, no heels! In the colder months, hats and gloves are essential. Sunglasses are also a good idea.
Life jackets are mandatory and are provided by RibRide.
Is it suitable for me?
If you are pregnant we generally advise against participating, as tours can be a bit bumpy in certain conditions. If you do want to go out, we would ask that you consult with your doctor or midwife beforehand and consider booking this as a private event so we can tailor the trip to better suit your situation and the weather conditions on the day.
During the tour you will be required to hold on at all times. If you have any concerns regarding to your suitability to participate, please read our access statement for more information or call the office on 0333 1234 303 to discuss your needs.
The minimum age for our Adventure RIBS is 4yrs.