From RYA Sea Schools to Barboat Charter, Skippered Charter to Motor Cruising, Canal Crusing to visiting your own boat – you can be assured of a great time and a warm welcome in Wales.
In this section discover cruising watersports in Wales and find clubs, schools and opportunities for you, whether you’re an established skipper, a keen learner or new to cruising!
Wales offers fantastic sailing conditions and facilities all along its coast as well as inland at many lakes, making it ideal for all types of boats and sailors with all levels of experience and ability.
There are a host of Sailing / Yacht Clubs offering a wide range of facilities, ideal for those with their own boat. If you don’t own a vessel, chartering is a great option and for those who are new to sailing, a skippered yacht gives you the opportunity to test your sea-legs! If you don’t know a dinghy from a keel boat or your starboard from your port, then help is at hand as there are plenty of Royal Yachting Association-approved sailing schools across the region.
Want to see Wales from a different perspective? Then hop on a boat to explore the coastline. There are charter boats for pleasure cruises available from harbours and launch points around Wales. Cruise alongside porpoises and dolphins off Newquay in Ceredigion. Get close to puffins and seals off Anglesey and Pembrokeshire. See spectacular bird colonies on Skomer and Skokholm islands. Some of the boats can be hired on an exclusive basis and for a full day so ideal if there’s a crowd of you that want to spend time exploring Welsh waters.