Customer Feedback, Reviews & Testimonials
Went with my daughter today for our first coasteering experience and we had an absolute blast. The team at Celtic Quest were knowledgeable, fun and relaxed which meant the whole experience was fun from the start of the safety briefing to the group photo at the end. I have visited many amusement parks in the UK, Europe and the USA and without a doubt this was more fun than them all put together. Well done Celtic Quest Coasteering, we will be back.”
Keith P – August 2014 TripAdvisor
went yesterday with my mother and 16 year old brother who has severe cerebral palsy and is in a wheelchair. We were accompanied for an hour by two instructors who were fantastic (as was the owner, the beach’s security guard, and any other staff who we met along our way) nobody could do enough for us and all were extremely positive and supportive, not allowing Tom’s disability to get in the way of his or our experience, I would thoroughly recommend to anyone with a person with special needs in their family, I would suggest that if you are going with somebody who is in a wheelchair to go at high tide so that access to the water is a bit easier, also be aware that you will have to get changed on the beach or in the back of your vehicle as there are no facilities on site, however IT IS ALL POSSIBLE.Loved it loved it loved it, thanks again Celtic Quest :)”
Lauren D – September 2012 TripAdvisor
“Wet N Wild
My australian cousin has come back to Wales to see what the British summer really has to offer. He likes his theme parks and bungee jumping so what better way than to ‘wet suit’ him up and throw him (safely) off of cliffs and quarries. Wasn’t our first time with Celtic Quest and certainly wont be our last. Picturesque setting with a great qualified team to take you round the beautiful scenery of West Wales. We’ve done it with a group of 20 and a group of 4 both times incredible accommodating both with the activities and the gear supplied (which is all top quality-no holes).
There is a reason that it was awarded the Best experience in Wales 2013 – Bloody Crakin’.
There is also a small £10 service where they capture over a 100 photographs and videos of your experience with waterproof gear – Not ripping you off with a price per photo like the rest of the activities around – all put on a usb for you nice and easy.”
Lewis D – July 2014 TripAdvisor
“Grand time had by all!!
Being a couple of older people, (in our 60’s) we were a bit cautious about what to expect and how we would cope, not wanting to hold anyone back or embarrass ourselves. As it turned out, this was no problem as the team looked after us in a non-astonishing and really supportive way.
We may be old and wrinkly but at least after all the water, everyone was wrinkly!!!
A really good team, in a beautiful location, working very safely in a challenging environment. Would recommend it to all, including the Saga generations. Definitely one of the top 100 things to do before you die!”
Patrick F – August 2014 TripAdvisor
“1st Class – Nothing short of Excellent
Equipment: Very Good. They’ll keeps you warm
Instructors: Excellent. Professional, relaxed, attentive – absolutely on the ball.
Activities: First rate – they will get your adrenalin going
We conducted a coasteering session on the afternoon of 03/08/14 out of Abereiddy beach. The staff are young and relaxed, but very experienced and absolute professionals. Equipment is well maintained – they provided all the necessary bits, and carried spares for any items you may have forgotten to bring (which they tell you in the email). Wetsuits are good quality 5mm, and they have a whole range of sizes – they also provide a DRY wetsuit which is great….no one likes putting on a wet wetsuit. Briefing was succinct – not too much info you start to forget, not too little that you worry you don’t know what you’ve let yourself in to.
After a brief walk in, we started off in a progressive fashion, getting the lower level drops and tumbles in to build confidence. The instructor to participant ratio was high, and they are always there ready to assist; consistently guiding you through everything individually. Having coasteered before, myself/friend were fortunate enough to break away from the larger group and go off and do some higher jumps, and get turned over in an ocean washing machine – all fantastic stuff, and much gratitude to Will who took for this. Without a doubt, this is the most demanding and rewarding coasteering session I have done….but through my choice; they make it as hard or as easy as you want, or can do.
I’ve nothing negative to say at all – I would absolutely endorse them.
Thanks to all the team.”
Riccath – August 2014 TripAdvisor
“Incredible experience whatever your ability
The guys at Celtic Quest gave us the best day of our holiday and even better, gave me a huge boost of confidence after years of illness. I have ME and so my level of fitness and energy are very low. Gaz, Al and especially Will were fantastic, supporting and enabling but but not pressuring and making sure we all got the most out our time with them. We all achieved more than we thought we could and with everyone’s support we had a great time with fun jumps and flips, my husband and 12 yr old son ran down and jumped off a sliding rock and then in the beautiful blue lagoon our son was the first off the second highest jump and I got my dream of jumping off the highest point (after lots of help with the climbing!) This really helped me feel like the real me and gave me such a buzz. Thanks again to everyone at Celtic Quest.”
Philippa L – May 2014 TripAdvisor
“Awesome Experience by Awesome Guide!
Absolutely fantastic experience. Family of five ranging from 9 – 50 yrs old. Gaz was a superb leader and made their experience totally awesome. If you don’t all fancy having a go it’s just as fun watching (from up high) – we could hear a lot of what was being said 🙂 Honestly Billy is still buzzing now and planning to go back when he’s old enough to do the BIG jump. He went as high as he was allowed and all the groups were so supportive cheering him on!
Cannot rate this high enough – have been on a few “experiences” now and this really has to be THE BEST! Well worth every penny and more. To be able to purchase a memory stick with videos and photos for £10 was amazing too. Most companies would charge you more than that for 1 photo!!! So many memories made that day! Thank you Gaz and all the team because we know that all the groups that afternoon had a fab time x”
wendyjvinson123 – July 2014 TripAdvisor
This was my third coasteering event and I have to say it was the best of the lot. I would like to thank Clio and Gaz for providing the right balance of safety advice coupled with some well judged banter for a group of 10 lads.
- The reasons for rating this event so highly.
- The location. We went straight from the changing area into the sea. On previous occasions there has been a 20 minute walk or a minibus ride to the start area.
- The kit. It may have been good fortune or good judgement from Clio but the wet suite actually fitted this time.
- The final jump. The reality it that with a group like ours it is all about how high the final jump is and the lagoon jump at the end was the highest jump I have done so far. It was high enough that the whole group fell silent as we prepared to make the final leap.
- The pictures and videos. Within 15 minutes of us getting back to the changing area we had a USB stick with all the pictures and some videos of the day at a price I would consider great value.
- On a few occasions when we were jumping off some of the lower levels we were encouraged to perform various poses when entering the water. When you see the pictures at the end you can see why. There are some stunning pictures.
IanH1973 – June 2014 TripAdvisor
“What a fantastic day….
We were on a summer holiday in West Wales and booked a coasteering day with Chloe and the team. We are a family of 5 with three kids aged 13, 11 and 9. Safe to say that it’s one of the best things we have ever done and that pitches it against a host of stuff in diverse adventure destinations such as New Zealand, SOuth Africa, Australia and of course Asia where we live. Chloe and Dave were fantastic and all 5 of us had a blast. not only was it an exhilarating experience with some vertigo causing heights involved but it was also instructive with a lot of local knowledge thrown in on the environment and so on. Safety was key and having seen some other companies who do the same stuff these guys are streets ahead. We’ll be back next summer – the kids fancy that red bull cliff dive in the quarry…”
Wyndows – July 2013 TripAdvisor
“5th year running!
CQC must be good because we keep on coming back!
As usual our trip on 27 July was well organised, plenty of good kit, sensible but fun safety precautions and 4 guides who know what they are doing and full of enthusiasm to share their knowledge with the visitors. Cleo, Will, Gaz and Dave surely have the best office space in the Universe and today the sun shone, the sea sparkled and the swell was enough to make the ‘washing machine’ a brine filled, disorientating and laugh racked experience!
These guys are the best. The demonstrate, encourage, persuade and laugh but they never force people to do anything that they don’t want to do. The whole spirit of the day is about enjoyment and just putting the odd toe outside the old comfort zone. They even have a lobster pot on the route that had two residents (no crustaceans were harmed during the making of this Coasteering odyssey …)
Thanks again guys! Rhys and and will be back!”
xpc687 – July 2013 TripAdvisor
“Coasteering – accessible for all!!!
Awesome experience – as a disabled person I found the ‘can do’ approach of Cleo & team was totally fantastic. Felt totally safe and confident with experienced guides. Never thought Coasteering would be accessible for me – how wrong I was! So liberating to be able to enjoy this extreme sport alongside my family rather than watching them from the sidelines. Even managed a few jumps myself which was a great achievement!!
Jonathan E – August 2013 TripAdvisor
Set the picture…dark grey ‘spring’ day, standing on a beach getting absolutely soaked as the rain drives in with the help of gales force winds….looking out with my fellow coasteerers at huuge waves there was mutterings of ‘it will probably be cancelled’ then Cleo and Gaz turned up from Celtic Quest with grins the size of the waves only saying a few words……’this is going to be awesome!’
They were not wrong, as the clouds gave way to blue skies and in there capable hands we scrambled, flopped, bombed, dove, swam, and thanks to one massive wave our 10 legged ninja crab wiped out….it was a great adventure and I would definitely recommend this to anybody. If your in Wales give these guys a call and go have some wet fun…you will not regret it!
Thanks guys…see you again soon I hope :)”
Vandyrocks – May 2013 TripAdvisor
There aren’t really words to describe how fantastic this was. Right from the initial contact email through to the actual day Cleo was fantastic and helpful and then on the actual day Cleo and Gaz were fab. We took my friend Charlie who has MND and can walk a bit but needs assistance. Cleo and Gaz were brilliant with helping her into the water and making her feel safe and at ease. When Charlie had to go back to shore and we carried on without her, Cleo made sure she was able to get to a good viewpoint to watch us carry on the coasteering – even to the point of pushing Charlie’s wheelchair to the top of the lagoon herself. The jumping off rocks, swimming into caves and then jumping from the bigger ledges of the Blue Lagoon were fantastic and the place is breathtaking. Cleo and Gaz have so much enthusiasm and are supportive and encouraging without being forceful. I was able to stop jumping at a height I was comfortable with whilst the other member of our group carried on to bigger leaps.
The photos they took during the activity are a fab memento too. This is simply awesome and cannot recommend these guys enough! I will be back to conquer the bigger heights!!”
Claire T – June 2014 TripAdvisor
“The stuff of lasting Holiday Memories – Fantastic Fun for the Whole Family
Last year the kids went with their Dad while I took the role of official photographer from a safe vantage point. It looked so fantastic and they were so hyped afterwards that I was sorry I didn’t go. So this year we all went and I wasn’t disappointed! Quite the opposite – thrilled, terrified, excited, exhilarated, proud, smug and because of the great kit they provide – comfortable and warm too!
Will, Gaz and Morgan took us out and they were great fun – always encouraging, ready with a helping hand and a little bit crazy (think you would have to be a little bit crazy to do that day in and day out). The jumps steadily got bigger and bigger culminating in the highest jump into the beautiful blue lagoon. What a spot!
Also, the instructors carry a little waterproof camera, taking photos and videos of your stunts which make a fabulous keepsake at the end at a very reasonable price. Great idea.
We were lucky with stunning sunny weather this year but this activity would be just as great if it were raining – after all you are going to get wet. Very wet!
Booking is easy over the phone, there are toilets and a tea van at Abereiddy. Parking is free.
I think this is probably the best activity in Pembrokeshire for the whole family to “play together” and I think this particular company does it best. We were repeat bookers, have recommended it to friends and family and wouldn’t book with anyone else. We will be back next year and wish them well for the rest of the season.
SomersetSarah – August 2013 TripAdvisor
“When my best ‘men’ told me we were going coasteering I thought to myself ‘what the hell is that!’
Unbelievable fun. When my best ‘men’ told me we were going coasteering I thought to myself ‘what the hell is that!’ but looking back, I cannot believe I didn’t know about this years ago… I am embarrassed that I am nearly 30 and I haven’t done this before! Everyone should go coasteering at some point in their lives. EPIC fun and a brilliant day out that I would recommend to anyone that wasn’t boring!
It wasn’t cold at all once you get all the gear on and then it was a great mix of cliff diving, swimming (floating), whirlpools, and rock climbing that really suits all levels. We had some crazy people and some not so crazy people in our group of friends but they all finished with a massive smile on their faces. There were 6 foot jumps and 45 foot jumps. Only one word of warning, the shoulders were stiff the next day! Thanks to Cleo, Gaz and Will who really made it worthwhile. Some of the stunts they did made us want to go back and do it all again…
P.s It is also a seriously good hangover cure!”
James F – April 2013 TripAdvisor