Approaching the Pierhead in Cardiff Bay

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Travel in comfort on board Princess Katharine, our heated 90 seat waterbus, to and from Cardiff Bay & Bute Park (in the heart of the city centre). This is a hugely popular way of travelling between Cardiff Bay and the beautiful Bute Park in the heart of the city centre. A commentary tells of the history and sights along the way. The boat is warm in winter and cool in summer.

Operates all year round - weather permitting - website updated daily

Hear the history, see the sights as you relax on board with our fascinating commentary, enjoying a different perspective of the capital city.
New for 2021 we are also offering open boat trips on board our vintage vessel Singfly

Princess Katharine is the perfect way to explore the historic docklands area of Cardiff, now Cardiff Bay, with the Senedd, Millennium Centre, Norwegian Church and much more and also the city centre, with it's castle, museums and a vast choice of shops, in a day. Just a 25 minute journey between the two points to relax and "re-charge".
Alternatively, take a cruise from either boarding point, returning there in an hour.
Tickets are purchased on board for scheduled sailings and at our booth on the lower boardwalk in Cardiff Bay at weekends and peak season. We don't offer an online booking service, but if you would like to e mail or call in advance, we can book seats for you and arrange to take payment.
We offer group discount for pre-booked parties of 20 or more and special rates for schools. Extended sailing times for special events and peak season, or by pre-arrangement. We are happy to take bookings for private hire, please contact us for a quote.

Where to find us:
CARDIFF BAY CF10 4PZ - on the Lower Board Walk at the bottom of Roald Dahls Plass or down the steps by the Pier Head/Senedd

CARDIFF BAY to BUTE PARK (city centre)
(Approximately 25mins)
10am,11am, 12noon, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm

CITY CENTRE CF10 1BJ - Bute Park near Pettigrew Tea rooms opposite Holiday Inn

BUTE PARK (city centre) to CARDIFF BAY
(Approximately 25mins)


10.30am, 11.30am, 12.30pm, 1.30pm, 2.30pm, 3.30pm, 4.30pm

Our crew are highly qualified, have a wealth of experience on boats and are always happy to assist in any way they can.

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Guide Prices

Adults (over 16yrs) - £4 each way/£8 round trip
Children (3yrs to 16yrs) - £2 each way/£4 round trip
Babies (under 3yrs) - Free!
Dogs free! (must be on a lead)

2x Adults and up to 3x children - £10 one way/£20 round trip
Each way lasts approximately 25mins
Round trip one hour



  • Children welcome

Property Facilities

  • Dogs Accepted

Target Markets

  • Accepts groups

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Cardiff Boat Tours

Type:Sightseeing Attraction

304 Wyncliffe Gardens, Cardiff, CF23 7FE

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