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    There are so many Water Activities in Cardiff Bay.

Water Activities in Cardiff Bay

From sailing in Cardiff Bay to rowing on the River Taff


Cardiff Bay, less than two miles from the centre has become a widely respected sporting destination in its own right. Watersports enthusiasts of all ages and abilities can participate in a multitude of activities in a safe and exciting environment.

Cardiff Bay Water Activity Centre and Cardiff Sailing Centre

Whether you’re a seasoned watersports enthusiast or looking to try out something completely new, the Cardiff Bay Water Activity Centre (CBWAC) offers a vast range of action-packed activities and courses. Participants of all ages and abilities can enjoy a multitude of sports, such as rowing, sailing, canoeing, windsurfing, powerboating, fishing and archery, in a safe and exciting environment. CBWAC operates from two fantastic locations – Channel View Leisure Centre in Cardiff and Cardiff Sailing Centre in Cardiff Bay.

Cardiff International White Water

A centre of excellence for training, Cardiff International White Water provides expertly run courses, from the Paddle School to Duke of Edinburgh Awards. CIWW has so many amazing activities on offer that whatever watersport you’re looking for, they’re bound to have it covered!

White water rafting is one of the most sociable activities available. With an indoor wave, a simulated surf machine provides the thrill of bodyboarding. Get harnessed up and cross the high ropes timber structure towering above the white water course, and try the challenging Burma Bridge, Monkey Swing, Barrel Crawl and Zip Wire. Other activities include canoeing, kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding, hot dogging and more.  

Llandaff Rowing Club

Llandaff Rowing Club is one of Wales' oldest and largest rowing clubs. For more than 60 years, Llandaff has been a major force in Welsh rowing. It sits on the banks of the River Taff and has a 1200 metre stretch of water at its disposal. This wide section of river includes a sharp bend and a weir near the Clubhouse at the end of the downstream section. 

Rowing is a year-round sport with long-distance ‘head’ races during the Autumn/Winter, and ‘regattas’ during Spring/Summer. During the week circuits, weight classes, ergo sessions and core stability groups are offered. Waterwork takes place at weekends in the autumn and winter, and during the evenings and weekends in spring and summer.

Stay at Future Inn Cardiff

Future Inn Cardiff is an ideal base for the night offering various sized rooms which can sleep up to four adults or a family. Perks include free car parking, free WiFi and a complimentary robe and slippers. There is even a guest laundry room to wash and dry your wet clothing.  

Book direct for the best available rates on our website or by contacting the Reservations Team on 02920 487111 or reservations.cardiff@futureinns.co.uk.

Pre or Post Event Dining

Thomas Restaurant is ideal to fuel up before or after hitting the waves. Every day the team serve breakfast, brunch, and evening a-la-carte menus. Burgers, sandwiches and other lite bites are available on our lunch menu, or a homemade Sunday Roast is served every Sunday between 12pm-5pm. A homemade Taste of Wales Afternoon Tea is served daily between 1pm-5pm or our set menu offers 3 courses for £20 daily between 5pm-10pm. A large selection of soft and alcoholic drinks is also available including Welsh beer, cider and spirits, wine by the glass or the bottle, plus all cocktails are £7 each. 

Reservations can be made on 02920 487111 or thomas@futureinns.co.uk, or online: 

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