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  • Ribride

    RibRide Adventure Boat Tours.
    RibRide have recently expanded their business and are based at the historic Porth Daniel in Menai Bridge. They run three great scheduled adventure tours or you can hire a boat for the day and set off for an unbeatable day's adventure.

    'It is important for us to be based somewhere convenient and interesting. You take a trip under historic bridges, experience the ferocious tides and whirlpools of the Menai Strait and finish with a great meal at Dylan's Restaurant. It makes a great day out' says Phil Scott, RibRides, Porth Daniel.

    A brand-new exciting partnership with Bear Grylls Ventures is being launched soon from Porth Daniel and the BG RibRide Adventure Boat Tours will soon be based at the Port of Holyhead.

    'We have a cracking new boat which is designed to cope with the demanding sea and surf to the north of the Island. Nothing will beat this adventure boat tour' says Phil.

    There are three iconic RibRide trips to experience.

    The Two Bridges.
    Under the historic Menai Suspension Bridge and Britannia Bridge, past stately homes. This trip has towering bridges, places of historic interest and the swirling Strait. You will experience the ferocious tides and whirlpools of the Menai Strait and also learn about its gentler beauty and tranquillity. Our skippers are your guides to the natural beauty and history of the Menai Strait during our hour-long Bridges trip.
    Going under Thomas Telford's Menai Suspension Bridge and past Church Island with its fifteenth-century St Tysilio's church, we then enter the infamous Swellies, with its shipwrecks, rocks and whirlpools. Afterwards, we whip under the Britannia Bridge to spot the regal Britannia Lions guarding the bridge. After saluting at Lord Nelson's statue, we can view Plas Newydd Country House and Gardens, a National Trust property and home to the Marquess of Anglesey.
    Returning to Menai Bridge, we voyage on to see some of the amazing homes on the banks of the Menai Strait, known locally as 'Millionaires Row'. After passing Garth Pier at Bangor, the second-longest pier in Wales, we turn to zip back to Menai Bridge.

    Sea and surf to Llanddwyn Island.
    Past Caernarfon Castle and out to sea through the surf to Llanddwyn Island.
    This trip is wild, beautiful and adventurous. You will have the best view of Caernarfon Castle as we set out to cross the mouth of the Menai Strait at Abermenai Point. Our skippers will show you the beauty of the seascape and history of the area during our hour-long sea and surf tour to Llanddwyn Island.
    We head through the surf past the historic Napoleonic Fort Belan, with it row of cannons, and over Caernarfon Bar, a shifting sandbank with marker buoys, then out into open water. Along from the beautiful sand dunes of Newborough Warren you can spy the rocky outcrops of Llanddwyn Island. It was here in the fifth century that St Dwynwen, the Welsh patron saint of friendship and love, a bit like St Valentine, founded a convent on the island. With luck we will spot seals then pass shipwrecks and watch the seabirds before heading back to Caernarfon.

    Seals and seabirds on Puffin Island.
    From Beautiful Beaumaris, viewing the mountains, you travel to an island of natural treasure.
    This trip has amazing wildlife, great views and adventure for all. As you leave the newly refurbished Beaumaris Pier, you experience a unique view of Beaumaris Castle, the town's brightly coloured seafront houses and bobbing boats on the Menai Strait. Our skippers will show you the amazing sea wildlife during our hour-long sea trip to Puffin Island.
    We head past an old seaplane factory and mine workings out of the Menai Strait and into the open sea, past old shipwrecks. We approach Puffin Island, or Ynys Seiriol, named after Saint Seiriol who founded a monastery opposite the island at Penmon Point. This uninhabited Island is home to the largest nesting cormorant population in the UK and, of course, the famous Puffins. You will watch the massive colony of seals that live here and be surrounded by a wide variety of seabirds. After a bird-spotting bonanza and watching the wildlife, we return to Beaumaris Pier.

    Or you could book a whole boat for a day.

    Round Anglesey Adventure.
    From Menai Bridge you experience the island in a unique way, hide in hidden coves, wonder at wild cliffs and pause at beautiful beaches. This trip circumnavigates the amazing isle of Anglesey and is designed to suit your party of up to 8 riders per boat. You decide where and when to stop and you spend the whole day exploring. You will get up close with the sea wildlife and experience the thrill of an open sea adventure at your own pace.
    Our skippers will be your guides for the day as you set off for an unbeatable day's adventure. Not for the faint-hearted! If you book a 'whole boat for a day' before 30 June 2014 and quote RAFValleyWings10, you will receive 10% off your booking.

    If you want to be your own skipper, The Marine Club at Porth Daniel offers a choice of sports and recreational boats at a fraction of the price of boat ownership. The Marine Club is the original and best private members' boat club.

    'If you enjoy getting on a RibRide, the next step is becoming a skipper. We can help you train to RYA Powerboat Level 2 standard and then you are ready to reserve, arrive and drive' says Tom Ashwell, RibRides, Porth Daniel.

    POWERBOAT Hire/Charter

    North Wales

    Porth Daniel Boatyard, Water St, Menai Bridge LL595DE

    0333 1234 303