Menai Strait Cruises

Daily boat trips with stunning views

About Us

Update: 3rd July 2020: We hope you’re all keeping safe and well. We’re keeping a close eye on relaxation rules and really hoping that we’ll be able to sail again by August or maybe September if possible. As soon as we know more, we’ll update you on here and through or social media platforms. We look forward to welcoming you on board again as soon as it’s safe and practical for us to do so. Keep safe!

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 40 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 recent popular series ‘The Island Strait’ on ITV. Here’s a short clip from the first episode:

Our 40 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.

Update: 5th May 2020
Typically our new season would be starting at this time of year, but given these unprecedented circumstances sadly we don’t know at this point when we will next be sailing. As soon as we know more and when it’s safe to do so, we will update our pages to let you know when we will be sailing again. In the meantime, please keep safe and well and we look forward to welcoming you on board as soon as possible!

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 back 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.

Contact us on 07979 593483 for more information.