The Open Boat - Daffodil
The Open Boat - Daffodil
5
10:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Monday
10:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Tuesday
10:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Wednesday
10:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Thursday
10:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Friday
10:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Saturday
10:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Sunday
10:30 AM - 3:00 PM
About
PLEASE NOTE: That although the business might be shown as open here, we may actually be closed on any particular day. Please scroll down to the first post on the Facebook Page "The Open Boat" daily for the latest operating news. NO BOOKING REQUIRED! The Open Boat 'Daffodil' sails from the Cardiff Waterfront throughout the year weather permitting. Carrying up to a maximum of 11 passengers per trip it's the best way to see Cardiff bay. An informative commentary is given, and there is a lively, fun and friendly atmosphere on board as Daffodil cruises Cardiff Bay out in the fresh air! Warm blankets are provided on cooler days, but remember that Daffodil is an OPEN BOAT so dress accordingly. Each trip lasts approx 20 mins and is ideal if you're on a tight schedule or have small children with you. Pay by CARD on board Daffodil the little GREEN boat, NO NEED TO BOOK in advance, just turn up!
Cardiff, Wales

Awards
Travellers' Choice
2023

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Hannah F
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
Fantastic trip around a breezy Cardiff Bay. A great welcome from the Captain and his commentary on the way round was really interesting and informative, and plenty of opportunity to get some great pictures of the Bay. Mum and I had a great time - and for a great price!
Written 17 April 2024
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Jess
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
Great tour, good way to start the day very knowledgeable. Would definitely recommend taking this enjoyable tour :))))
Written 12 April 2024
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Thank you. I like to show my passengers the sights 😃
Written 13 April 2024
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Companion62269903432
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
What a great experience, had the whole boat for just us two! The captain was super friendly and knowledgeable, even giving us great advice on where to spend the rest of the day, had a blast. Best of all, only £6?! That’s what they call bang for your buck!
Written 18 March 2024
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Thanks for the fab review! I really am a one man tourist information centre! 😁
Written 19 March 2024
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Autumn W
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Would absolutely recommend the Open Boat! We didn’t catch the captains name but he was absolutely lovely and welcomed us on board! The perfect trip for a family, couple (like us) or anyone!! Very informative and we managed to have an almost private tour as it was quiet! 10/10 recommend and absolutely star service!
Written 3 March 2024
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Thanks for the great review! They call me Captain Gorgeous by the way 😂🤣😅 Come again one day.
Written 5 March 2024
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esh94
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia78 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
It was cold and lovely trip, boat captain was very friendly and informative. Definitely recommend to do this. Price was good too.
Written 24 February 2024
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Thanks for the great review! 😃
Written 25 February 2024
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Chrissie M
Valencia, Spain35 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
Excellent captain lots of interesting information. Really enjoyed this even in February as he has blankets! Well worth the £6
Written 16 February 2024
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Thank you, and thank goodness for the blankets! 😁
Written 17 February 2024
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Wanderer65453312896
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Friends
What a stunning 20 min trip!! Such a welcoming Captain, couldn't do enough for us, including blankets! Was such memorable and informative look at Cardiff Bay
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Written 27 January 2024
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Thanks for the great review! The blankets are always welcome at this time of year! X
Written 27 January 2024
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Ava favourites E
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
It's was a very enjoyable trip...in fact it has been the best £6 spent ever!!
We enjoyed the ride ..the captain was very informative with his description..charming with his sense of humour.. Definitely will ride again. Thank you for the outstanding service best ride for only £6
Written 25 October 2023
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Thanks for the great review! Not much you can do for £6 these days, but I hope to be able to keep the fares low for as long as possible.
Written 27 October 2023
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Daisy C
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
Amazing trip, incredible value for money, learnt so many facts about the bay from the incredible captain, as well as getting some lovely pictures and videos, could not recommend more
Written 21 October 2023
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Thank you. I'm pleased that you liked my little boat trip. 😃
Written 22 October 2023
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Linda M
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
We happened upon the Open Boat/Daffodil when we were exploring Cardiff on our first day in town. "Captain Gorgeous" (what he called himself!) invited us to step on board for a 20 minute trip around Cardiff Bay. He welcomed us on board, encouraged us to ask questions, and delighted us with his knowledge and his clear energy/excitement about helping us learn about the Bay. Fun trip, enjoyable information, and a welcome intro to a bay which has been created to help keep Cardiff from flooding!
Written 7 October 2023
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Thank you for the fabulous review. It's always nice to show off Cardiff Bay to our visitors 😃
Written 9 October 2023
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