boat trips flat holm









27 South Road,



BS23 2HD


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Telephone: 01934-636734


Weston to Cardiff Ferry Service, then Flatholm Island to Land with MW Marine Ferry Services

Westward Ho Ferry services

Welcome to M W Marine, we provide a range of marine services in the Bristol Channel. We are based in Weston Super Mare and have over thirty years’ experience in operating a broad range of different vessels and small ships mainly around the Bristol Channel and the Islands of Flatholm and Steepholm.

Where do we sail from?

From Penarth Pier:

We sail from the Steamer Jetty at the end of Penarth Pier, the entrance is from the Esplanade, there is limited parking available along the Esplanade and a signposted car-park just up the hill at the end of the Esplanade about 10 mins walk.


From Cardiff:

We occasionally sail & return from the Barrage South Landing, this is just south of the Barrage locks (Penarth Side) immediately opposite the Barrage Car-Park (Postcode) CF64 1TT (Note Free Parking passes are available, just ask the Flatholm tour guide who will be at the queue.) from the same landing stage as the Bay Water Taxis etc go from. Tip: Go to Google Earth, zoom in to the Cardiff Barrage and you can see it birds eye view.

(Please note that we can be delayed by busy lock operations or weather/tides)


From Weston:

We sail & return from the small slipway at the end of Knightstone Causeway, this is just across the road from Stones Cafe (Postcode) BS23 2AD  There is usually plenty of parking available at the Melrose Car-Park, this is opposite the large Granite Arch on the promenade some 200 yards from the ship. Tip: Go to Google Earth zoom in to Weston's Knightstone Island / Sea-front and you can see it birds eye view.

We are taking bookings for:

Cruise around Steep Holm then land on Flatholm ( From Weston Summer only) see sailing schedule.

Weston - Penarth/Cardiff Ferry Service day in Cardiff (Shopping) or Land on Flatholm from Weston or Penarth/Cardiff. (Year round) see sailing schedule.

A special cruise along the Brean Down Peninsula viewing the historic fortress, then out into the Channel and around Weston Bay & Somerset coastline. Please call for more info. 01934-636734

Fishing Trips on Flatholm Island Tel...01934-636734 to enquire, or check the sailing schedule and use the booking form to book.


Cruise around Steep Holm Island then land & explore Flatholm Island for 6-7 hours.

( Summer Months )

( April - October )


The Bristol Queen

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Sailing Confirmation

Many thanks for all your enquiries but unfortunately criminal activity by fraudsters has forced us to stop operating coupled with the fact that the operating costs continue to soar, means that for the small tidal window that we have available to access the island it is just not viable to continue. Therefore with a heavy heart after 40 years running to the islands I am selling the large ferry and when that is done I may put a smaller boat into service for just local boat trips, but we will not be operating from the welsh coast.

Booking Information

To book a day trip to Flat Holm island or for any of our trips, please fill out our online booking form, taking care to fill out each field correctly.
When complete, you can print a copy and have this with you when boarding please also email us a copy at : and you'll receive a confirmation of your booking as soon as we receive your payment. Paypal to 07754-833158 or is instant, so is online bank transfer our setails for this are : Natwest Bank, Weston Super Mare, MW Marine, sort code 60-23-32 a/c no 81601603 but we must have your completed booking form, when completed your details will go into the ships sailing register and you will receive a booking confirmation, if sending a cheque we need to receive it with the form at lease 7 business days before the sailing.

Please post cheques made out to MW Marine and send to:

MW Marine, Trafalgar House, 27 South Road, Weston Super Mare, BS23 2HD.

If you have any further questions please call on 01934 636734.

You can just turn up on the day and pay cash onboard the ship, but please be aware that this will only be subject to any spare capacity as priority will be given to passengers who have pre booked.

If we do not receive your cheque seven working days prior to sailing, you will need to pay by cash in full on board the ship.

You can also pay using Paypal at the bottom of the booking form. This will be instant and can be used right up to the day before sailing. You will then be booked in and entered into the sailing register, you and/or your party will then be checked in as you board the ship on the day. NOTE : if you do select PayPal as your payment method then select (Friends & family) to avoid the fees, if you do wish to pay the fee then add 4% to the total amount.

To pay by online banking our details are :

MW Marine

Natwest Bank

Weston Super Mare

Sort Code 60-23-32

A/C 81601603

Please remember we must have your booking form email it to :

Check the local
Weather Forecast.

Once you have booked your trip on the day it is advisable to turn up around 45 minutes before the sailing time to give your name prior to boarding.

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