Bay Island Voyages


Established 1999

Set up in 1999 as part of the Cardiff Bay Regeneration Project, completed in the year 2000, Bay Island Voyages took the opportunity to set up and operate its first Cardiff Bay boat trips using new high speed RIB boats from Cardiff Bay to Flat Holm Island and the Bristol Channel. Thirteen years on, Bay Island Voyages has upgraded its fleet and strengthened its team to fill the gap of things to do in Cardiff. This has been achieved by a well established Cardiff based Company (Vydex Corporation Ltd) buying Bay Island Voyages in September 2013.

Since then the fleet has been increased and existing boats have received substantial refits. Bay Island Voyages has also had a complete brand refresh from the old yellow boats to a vibrant new Blue. We now offer the ultimate, not just in Cardiff Bay boat trips but for things to do in Cardiff. Stuck for Kids Party ideas, Hen Party ideas, Stag Do ideas or simply fun days out in general? Bay Island Voyages has it covered.

Significant investment in the fleet is planned for 2014/15 to help Bay Island Voyages stand out among the things to do in Cardiff. The Managing Director of Vydex group recently commented: “here at Vydex, we are all very excited about acquiring the best operator in the Bay. We are looking forward to expanding and building on the excellent service and reputation of Bay Island Voyages.”

Bay island Safety

Your safety is our No.1 priority and our RIB rides are suitable for all ages. With 14 years experience you know you're in safe hands.

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Check out our boats in action in Cardiff Bay and beyond!


Looking for things to do in Cardiff? Bay Island Voyages offer a great range of fun days out!
From a blast around Cardiff Bay to a scenic tour of Flat Holm Island, we have it covered!

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    November 5, 2013
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    Looking for Kids Party ideas? Why not book one of our Cardiff Bay boat trips? They are top of most people’s lists of things to do in Cardiff so come on ...

    November 1, 2013
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    If you’re looking for things to do in Cardiff or stuck for Hen Party ideas or Stag Do ideas then look no further than our Cardiff Bay Boat Trips! ...

    November 1, 2013


We have a team of experienced drivers to ensure that when you visit Cardiff your safety is key
and that your Bay Island Voyages adventure is a BLAST!

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    Henry “McQueen” Morgan Captain/Maintenance

    Henry has been around the water for many years. His parents operated a Motor Boat in Poole (Dorset) from his early childhood. Henry holds an advanced powerboat certificate and First Aid qualifications. Henry has a degree in engineering and has worked professionally in motor racing around Europe.

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    Ryan “The Marine” Hopkins Captain

    Ryan has been involved with boats since childhood he started power boating at the age of 12. Ryan is a fully qualified Advanced Powerboat Instructor and holds RYA/ MCA Advanced Powerboat Cert with a commercial endorsement and first aid qualifications. Ryan has 15 years experience in the marine industry.

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    Anthony “E.T.” Perriman Captain

    Anthony has worked with Bay Island Voyages for the past 7 years. He has, from a young age, spent time on boats around Cardiff Bay with family and friends around the Bristol Channel. Anthony is a keen sailor who also enjoys racing yachts.


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  • "It was cold, very cold, but absolutely fantastic! We did the hour long tour, went out through the locks to open sea, cruising at high speed and doing donuts was just great. I have never held on so tight in my life. It was great and a must for any adrenaline junky!"

    TripAdvisor: Taffbowen - Halifax, United Kingdom
  • "A friendly welcome and a fun trip through the barrier with lots of humour and the usual thrills and spills! Great stuff - everyone still talking about it. Highly recommended for a fun afternoon, even in winter!"

    TripAdvisor: Lambsie_the_Wanderer - Caerphilly, United Kingdom
  • "The trip was fantastic, a great spin round the bay, up to the barrage. They will make it as adventurous as you like, and you can always ask them to stop simply by putting your hand up. Great exhilaration on a sunny morning, try it!"

    TripAdvisor: WallaceWanderer - Cardiff, United Kingdom
  • "Whooa! This is a thrilling thrill for any thrill seeking thrillmister! This is so much fun. Whizzing around the bay at speeds of 60mph. I am sure the driver takes it upon himself to scare all the other boats out of the water."

    Yelp: Georgia S - Butetown, Cardiff