Menai Strait Cruises

Daily boat trips with stunning views

About Us

COVID UPDATE: Our 2021 season is now underway and we’re taking all the necessary measures and precautions including operating with reduced numbers for the safety of our passengers and crew. As you’re outdoors whilst on board the Queen of the Sea it’s not compulsory that you wear a face mask, but please feel free to do so should it make you feel safer.

14 July update:  in line with the Welsh Government’s announcement, social distancing will not be a legal requirement outdoors from Saturday 17th July. We’re conscious that some people will be nervous about this so will not be running at full capacity straight away, but will increase this gradually.

You can now book our 45 minute trips in advance as well as our 2 hour cruises – we advise that you do this due to high demand. Check our daily sailing page for up to date sailing times and details about how to book.

Menai Strait cruises is a family run business, first established in the 1940s. Emrys Jones is the 6th generation of ship pilots in our family.

If you’re looking for family things to do in the Caernarfon area, a trip on the Queen of the Sea is an absolute must. Enjoy spectacular views of Caernarfon Castle, Snowdonia mountain range Llanddwyn Island and the Isle of Anglesey on our 45 minute trips, and the Britannia and Menai Suspension Bridges on our two hour special cruise.

Emrys and the Queen of the Sea featured in the popular series ‘The Island Strait’ on ITV. Here’s a short clip from the first episode:

Our 45 minute and 2 hour cruises on the Queen of the Sea sail from the harbour in Caernarfon.

Our season usually runs from April to the end of October. Daily sailing times generally start at around 11.00am and run hourly throughout the day, but these vary depending on the weather and tides – check our daily sailing times page for up to date information.

In the height of the season we often run evening trips too.

The Queen of the Sea is suitable for pushchair and wheelchair access. However, we can only get wheelchairs on at high water – because at low water passengers board from the stern of the boat and there are steps down to the deck.

Well behaved dogs are welcome to join you on your cruise on the Queen of the Sea 😉

The Queen of the Sea is licensed to carry 92 passengers, though we’re having to reduce the numbers in accordance with government Covid-19 requirements currently.

Contact us on 07979 593483 for more information.