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Address: Padarn Country Park | Gulfach Ddu, Llanberis, Snowdonia National Park LL55, Wales
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+44 7974 716418
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Enjoy a leisurely covered boat trip on Padarn Lake with panoramic views of...

Enjoy a leisurely covered boat trip on Padarn Lake with panoramic views of Snowdonia. Take advantage of a perfect photo opportunity and listen to the history of the surrounding area. The Snowdon Star sails from the jetty, 200 yds from the Llanberis Slate Museum and Lake Railway car parkThe duration of the trip is 40 - 45 minutes. All trips are weather permitting. Vessel approved by MCA. Carry capacity 52. Operating period is from May to September. Sailing times on the hour12pm 1pm 2pm 3pm 4pm

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relaxing and scenic

A great way to see views of Snowdonia that when driving through you dont get to see - even the peak of Snowdon itself. Some steps to navigate to get in and out of the boat but the... read more

Reviewed 2 September 2016
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Rhyl, United Kingdom
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Rhyl, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
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Reviewed 2 September 2016

A great way to see views of Snowdonia that when driving through you dont get to see - even the peak of Snowdon itself. Some steps to navigate to get in and out of the boat but the crew are more than willing to help out. A talk about what you see as you go - a nice hour or... More 

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1 Thank penguin1963
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

Took my 3 year old on the boat ride around the lake. Cheap enough and the men give you a talk about all the interesting things around snowdonia. Tea and coffee served on the boat at a £1 a drink which is a bargain as many places are overpriced.

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1 Thank Lynsey1235
Llandudno Junction, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

I brought my two daughters (age 5 and 10) to Llanberis for a day, I thought they might enjoy a boat ride on the lake, it turned out to be the right decision! There's a stand for the Snowdon Star in the car park by the Slate Museum, the car park is £4 for the day, it's a rather convenient... More 

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2 Thank Peter J
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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129 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

We accidentally found this place in the car park. We bought our tickets from the women in the cabin in the car park who directed us to the boat down the path.strange at first! anyway got on the boat and their was only 2 other couples which was a bonus so we could sit where we wanted to. the 2... More 

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3 Thank Bigyin2911
truro
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Reviewed 23 July 2016

We arrived to meet the mother in the booking office and the son running the boat, lovey friendly people and worthy of all good things in life for their dedication and friendliness , the trip was a pleasure and the lads running the boat were so obliging I could have gone again ! They are tucked away a little so... More 

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Scarborough, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 28 September 2015 via mobile

We visited the ticket hut 4 times in the space of a week to find the same note saying that this 'was not running due to bad weather'. On the first visit this was understandable as it was wet and windy, but on the following three visits it was bright, if not sunny, and dry... We were really disappointed we... More 

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Horsham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 17 September 2015

Pleasant and relaxing 45 minute round trip on the lake. Great views of the mountains down the lake, even if they're cloud topped. Friendly crew with some interesting commentary.

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2 Thank Colin W
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2015 via mobile

We had an excellent time on the lake, the Skipper was informative on the points of interest, without being intrusive on the enjoyment of the trip. The staff were friendly and very helpful. Loved every minute.

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1 Thank Graham S
London, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 August 2015

Like most cruises along rivers or lakes this was no different, it was pleasant enough, about an hour, up and back again! worth the lovely view and another trip to cross off the list

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1 Thank suejean1964
Reading, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2015 via mobile

Very pleasant cruise on the lake, a great way to see the surrounding hills. The commentary was interesting although a little hard to understand sometimes due to the strong Welsh accent and muffled microphone combo!

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1 Thank Angharad S

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