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Brilliant river trip

A fantastic local history trip up the river from Cardiff Bay to the Castle in the centre of town... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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Enjoyable trip to Cardiff Bay

Reasonably priced trip from park to bay with audio guide to history and places on route. About 30... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Sheila O
Worthing, United Kingdom
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All reviews bute park mermaid quay city centre nice trip different perspective interesting commentary enjoyable journey journey takes friendly crew view of the bay per adult millennium stadium worth a trip taff aquabus sights route
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

A fantastic local history trip up the river from Cardiff Bay to the Castle in the centre of town that takes about 30 minutes

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Reasonably priced trip from park to bay with audio guide to history and places on route. About 30 minute trip one way or you can stay aboard for round trip. Very informative, even saw kingfisher fly by.

Thank Sheila O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent way to get from the bay to the city centre, costs £4 per person and takes 30 mins, a recording plays during the trip giving you some interesting information about the area.

Thank Rasley
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After a long day of walking it was nice to sit and relax and enjoy the scenery. Not an express ride but very enjoyable for the tourist.

Thank thehalfsquatch
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You can catch the boat in Bute park to the bay and vice versa. Good commentary. Lots to see along the way. Well worth the £4 one way fare.

Thank annsgig
Reviewed September 30, 2018

Just inside the gate of Bute Park you will see signage for Princess Katherine with the boat schedule. It's a short walk to the pier where there is very limited bench seating. We were fortunate to have a bright sunny day, but the boat is...More

Thank MeandHeTravel
Reviewed September 29, 2018

The boat leaves every 45 minutes. Unfortunately, it is not open air. The commentary was clear and interesting.

Thank Linda J
Reviewed September 29, 2018

Thoroughly enjoyed this different mode of transport. It was lovely just going down the river and seeing Cardiff from a different angle. The staff were very friendly and assisted the elderly on and off the boat. I can highly recommend this mode of transport for...More

Thank pnd5251
Reviewed September 27, 2018

We went to the Castle on a smaller boat and came back on a bigger one. The two men operating the smaller one were very funny but did not give us any information on the way. The larger boat had a recorded commentary which told...More

Thank Jennie M
sbm654, Manager at Cardiff Boat, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. I would like to point out that there are two separate companies operating the river taff city service link. We are Cardiff Boat and operate the larger 90 seat passenger boat. We are not affiliated in any way. We are...More

Reviewed September 3, 2018

Lovely way to travel to Cardiff Bay from the castle area. Was staying nearby the castle and had planned to bus to the Bay, took boat on a whim and didn't regret it. Boat staff were so friendly.

Thank TammyL0uise
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Jasmine E
October 30, 2018|
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Response from sbm654 | Property representative |
Hello, Yes we allow dogs providing they are on a lead and well behaved ☺️ Kind Regards Cardiff Boat
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Response from PJStephen | Reviewed this property |
Go into Bute park in the centre of Cardiff next to and behind Cardiff Castle. The entrance is on the A4161 road. On entering the park, on the right is the Pettigrew Tea Rooms, turn left walk over to the river and you can... More