1. Introduce yourself and tell us how you came about to be involved in the visitor attraction industry?
Cleopatra – Owner & Senior Guide at Celtic Quest Coasteering
I fell in love with the great outdoors and the sea in particular at a very young age. I started working in the outdoor industry 15 years ago and still can’t enough of the fresh air and salt water.
Life’s a beach and my office is a stunning stretch of the Pembrokeshire coast. Sometimes wet, wild and windy, other times blue skies, turquoise waters and swimming with seals.
The best part of my job is sharing the experience with visitors. Be that exploring the coastline on a calm sea safari style adventure or taking people to the edge of their comfort zone, cliff jumping, wave dodging and adventure swimming!
2. Tell us about your attraction and why it is a great day out?
Probably the most fun you can have in a wetsuit…
The car rounds a bend and there it is, your playground for the next few hours, rocky coast and crashing waves. The car’s parked up and you’re introduced to your Coasteering Guides. They give you all the kit you’ll need. After wriggling into your wetsuit, socks, hood & gloves, then fastening up your adventure equipment you’re given the safety briefing.
That’s it, you’re off…Starting with some easy rock-hopping, belly flops, cannon balls and bombing. As you work your way along the coastline the scramble climbing gets tougher and the cliff jumps get higher. Don’t worry though, you don’t have to do any bits you don’t want to.
Cliff Jumping up to 35ft (all jumps are optional)
Go with the flow…
If the waves are crashing you’ll be able to take a spin in the toilet bowl flush or washing machine. Buoyancy aids make you super floaty, feel the power of the Celtic Sea and go with the flow.
How high can you go?
The adventure finishes in the Blue Lagoon, with some of the biggest cliff jumps. It’s up to you at this point. The highest jump is 35ft.
3. What sort of visitors does your attraction most appeal to?
Our mission is to make Coasteering accessible to all… from children aged 8+ to their adventurous grandparents. It’s becoming a popular family day out, children love it and parents get to share the expereince first hand!
We tailor the adventure to suit the expectations and abilities of each adventurer, including people with disabilities and even non-swimmers.
4. What makes your attraction different, sets it apart from others?
We love what we do! Celtic Quest Coasteering guides are some of the best in the world with years of experience and oodles of enthusiasm.
Winner of ‘Best Water-Based Experience in Pembrokeshire’ – Pembrokeshire Tourism Awards.
We meet you at the beach, giving you more time in the water.
We don’t just do the basics…wetsuit, buoyancy aid, helmet…we also supply wetsuit hoods, gloves and socks….keeping you toasty warm even in the chilly winter months!
No two Coasteers are ever the same, a bespoke water-based adventure awaits you.
Oh, and we supply photos and videos of every adventure!
5. What do you have planned for the future? Any new exciting exhibits / experiences for guests?
Now that would be telling!
We’re always up to something with various wacky ideas brewing under the surface.
Rain or shine – we guarantee you’ll get wet!
6. For a family of four how much would a day at your attraction cost, including entry and food purchased on site?
A half-day Coasteering adventure is £39 per person (£44pp during July & Aug)
Included in this price is use of a winter steamer wetsuit, buoyancy aid, helmet, gloves, socks, hood and experienced guide’s with relevant safety equipment.
Food can be purchased from a refreshments van at the beach, from a cup of hot chocolate and ice-cream to a freshly filled roll and hotdogs.