MARLIN cruises in Irish Sea area

Jump to 1999, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023, 2024, Previous boat: Curlew.

Overview of Marlin Cruise destinations

Yellow: overnight; blue: ashore; white: visited.
Enlargement of Irish Sea Area.


Some destinations:
Rathlin; Dublin; Kircudbright, Strangford, Carlingford; Milford Haven, SE Ireland
Cardigan, Solva, Skomer; St. Kilda
N Cardigan Bay; Solway
Bardsey Island; Clyde
Around Ireland; Mersey to Warrington; Ribble to Preston.
Bristol Channel to Chepstow; Dee to Chester; Around Isle of Man
Cumbria; Llŷn
Lytham; 4 Countries; SE Ireland .
Morecambe Bay, Lancaster; Anglesey; Haverigg, Barrow, Wyre, Ribble
Barrow, Walney Channel, Duddon Estuary; Amlwch, Malahide to Dundrum, Peel, Isle of Whithorn, Piel Is; Rhyl
Warrington; Colwyn Bay, Red Wharf Bay, Llandudno; Blackpool, Morecambe
Lytham, Blackpool

MARLIN is a Mitchell 31 Mark II workboat.

Boating Rants: Not for navigation; Fishing floats; Boat electrics; Firing Ranges; Green bits

MARLIN on the Hoyle bank:

MARLIN on Hoyle Bank

MARLIN is based at Liverpool Marina

Liverpool waterfront:

Liverpool waterfront

1999 delivery cruise from Appledore

Mostly day trips to dive sites or to dry out over low water. Also frequent overnight trips to Conwy, Rhos, Menai Bridge, Fleetwood, Glasson Dock.

Early trips to the Isle of Man

2004 cruise to Piel Island and Whitehaven marina (5-7 August 2004)

2004 Cruise to Rathlin

2001 and 2005 Cruises to Dublin

2006 Cruise around 5 countries

2008 Cruise into Dee estuary

2008 Cruise to Milford Haven via Ireland

2009 Cruise to Milford Haven

For a rather special trip in MARLIN (to St. Kilda in 2009) see St Kilda Trip

2010 Cruises into Dee estuary

2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015 Cruises into Dee estuary

2011 Cruises to Piel Island (near Barrow)

2011 Cruise to Conwy, Porth Dinllaen and Anglesey

2011 Cruise to Porthmadog, Barmouth and Aberdyfi

2011 Cruise to Ravenglass, Harrington, Workington, Maryport, Kippford, Garlieston, Isle of Whithorn and Laxey.

2012 Cruise to Piel Island (near Barrow)

2012 Cruise to Morecambe Bay

2012 Cruise to Bardsey, Aberdaron and Moelfre

2012 Cruise to Clyde

2012 Cruise to Conwy

2013 Cruise to 3 islands (Piel, Man and Anglesey)

2013 Cruise up the Dee estuary to Connah's Quay.

2013 Cruise around Ireland

2013 Cruise up the Mersey to Warrington (Mersey from mouth to head of navigation).

2013 Cruise up the Ribble to Preston.

2014 Cruise to Conwy

2014 Cruise to Piel Island (near Barrow)

2014 Cruise to South Wales

2014 Cruise up the Dee to Chester (Dee from mouth to head of navigation).

2014 Cruise to North Wales (Rhyl, Rhos, Llandudno, Puffin I., Red Wharf Bay, Moelfre, Dulas Bay).

2014 Cruise to Isle of Man (Port St Mary, Castletown, Douglas, Laxey, Ramsey, Peel, Port Erin)

2015 Cruise to Widnes (Spike Island)

2015 Cruise to Menai Bridge, Port Penrhyn, Deganwy and Rhos

2015 Cruise to Meols, Thurstaston, Bagillt and Hoyle Bank (Dee Estuary)

2015 Cruise to Moelfre, Dulas Bay, Conwy, Rhos and Meols

2015 Cruise to Cumbria: Piel, Ravenglass and Whitehaven

2015 Cruise to Llŷn (Mochras, Porthmadog, Criccieth, Pwllheli, Llanbedrog, Abersoch, Aberdaron, Porth Ysgaden, Porth Dinllaen, Porth Nevyn, Trevor, Caernarfon)

2016 Cruise to Lytham (Ribble Estuary) .

2016 cruises into Dee Estuary April, Dee Estuary May, Dee Estuary July, Dee Estuary September, Hilbre Island October.

2016 Cruises to Widnes (Spike Island)

2016 Cruise to England; Scotland; Isle of Man; Wales: Piel, Ravenglass, Whithorn, Kirkcudbright, Douglas, Amlwch, Rhos.

2016 Cruise to SE Ireland (Wexford, Kilmore Quay, Waterford, New Ross, Dunmore East, Polduff Pier, Courtown) ,

2016 Cruise to Menai Bridge, Swellies and Port Penrhyn .

2017 Cruises to Widnes (Spike Island)

2017 Cruises to Dee Estuary (April, June, July, August, September)

2017 Cruise to Morecambe Bay (Piel, Morecambe, Heysham, Glasson, Lancaster, Fleetwood, Blackpool)

2017 Cruise to Menai Bridge, Swellies and Puffin Island .

2017 Cruise around Anglesey(including Colwyn Bay, Menai Bridge, Llanddwyn, Cymyran Inlet, Rhoscolyn, Holyhead, Cemaes Bay and Moelfre).

2017 Cruise to NW England (Haverigg, Barrow, Piel, Wyre, Fleetwood, Blackpool, Ribble).

2018 Cruise to NW England (Barrow, Walney Channel, Duddon Estuary, Askam Pier, Borwick Rails).

2018/9 Cruises to Upper Mersey and Widnes (Spike Island)

2018 Cruises into Dee Estuary (and Chester): May(2); Rhyl September.

2018 Cruise to 6 countries: Wales, RoI, NI, IoM, Scotland, England.

2018 Cruise to Morecambe.

2018 Cruise to Beaumaris and Conwy.

2018 Cruise into Dee Estuary (and Rhyl): Rhyl.

2019 Cruises to Upper Mersey: Hale Head; Fidlers Ferry; Warrington; Eastham; Stanlow; Runcorn

2019 Cruise to Colwyn Bay, Red Wharf Bay and Llandudno Bay

2019 Cruise to Blackpool, Morecambe and Ribble

2019 Cruises to Dee Estuary

2020 Cruises to Dee Estuary, including wrecks N of Hoyle Bank.

2020 Cruises to Mersey Estuary: Eastham, Fidler's Ferry, Hale Head, Hempstone Point, Bromborough

2020 Cruises to Lytham, Blackpool

2021 Cruises to Mersey Estuary: Hale Head, Pickering Pasture, Runcorn Bridges, Fidlers Ferry, Eastham;

2021 Cruises to Dee Estuary;

2021 Cruise to Ribble and St. Annes;

2022 Cruises to Mersey Estuary: Widnes, Dungeon, Eastham, Stanlow, Fidler's Ferry, Warrington.

2022 Cruises to Dee Estuary;

2022 Cruise to Ribble and St. Annes;

2023 Cruises to Mersey Estuary: Dungeon, Eastham, Runcorn Bridges.

2023 Cruises to Dee Estuary and Liverpool Bay;

2024 Cruises in Mersey.

2024 Cruise to Dee Estuary.

A summary of some cruises made in my previous boat.

I have also used my 2.85m inflatable tender to explore tidal rivers: the Dee from Chester to beyond Farndon; the Clwyd from Rhyl to beyond Rhuddlan and the Conwy from Conwy up to near Llanrwst.

Guide to cruising the Dee Estuary .

Guide to cruising the Mersey Estuary .

Guide to cruising the Irish sea .