j109-Banner1Sailing is a great way to travel to Wales while gaining an insight into this special nation. Wales has reinvented itself as a wonderful vacation destination. Cardiff, the capital of Wales has become one of the most attractive cities of Britain to visit. It can be the launching pad to visit the treasures of the rest of Wales. The main connections from Welsh ports are to Ireland. Swansea Cork Ferries operates a seasonal ferry service to Ireland, between March and November.

From Mostyn in north Wales, P&O Irish Ferries has a service to Dublin. Sailings vary seasonally, but are offered twice daily, although it should be noted that there are no sailings on Sunday. The crossing onboard the super-ferry takes six hours and seven hours, thirty minutes on the conventional ferry and free meals are included in the ticket price on this ferry and it has limited disabled access.

The Port of Holyhead is situated at the far west of the Isle of Anglesey in North Wales. The ferry terminals, one for passengers and one for vehicles, are operated by Stena Line and Irish Ferries, which run services to Ireland. Stena Line has a twice-daily sailing to Dublin, with a journey time of three hours. The second route they offer is to Dun Laoghaire, also in Ireland, with four daily crossings and it takes around 90 minutes to complete the journey. Irish ferries sail five times a day between Holyhead and Dublin, accommodating taking both passengers and vehicles.

Stenaline has a maximum of six sailings daily connecting Fishguard to Rosslare, decreasing to three to four sailings daily during the low season. Sailings on board the super ferry take three hours, thirty minutes. There are no sea passenger services directly to or from Cardiff, although people who enjoy traveling by boat can combine ferry rides with car hire to complete the trip in style.