Anglesey Boat Trips

Anglesey Boat Trips

The Team


Duncan Gilroy

Duncan is responsible for the administration of the school. He is a Powerboat Instructor and an Advanced Power boater. His license is commercially endorsed so he gets out on the water whenever he can! Being a family man with three children of his own, he is keen to make Anglesey Boat Trips family friendly. When not on a boat or with his family, Duncan does a lot of voluntary work with various charities including skiing for the disabled.


Jason Zalot

Jason brought a wealth of experience and knowledge to the team when he joined the team in 2015. Having been a commercial skipper for over 30 years he has worked across many different sectors of the marine industry.

As well as being an advanced powerboat instructor Jason also has his 60 mile off shore yacht masters commercially endorsed certificate and has a certificate of dispensation for his Master’s ticket, all of this experience combined with Jason's passion for the local environment and local history makes him a great asset to the team and one that is always keen to share his knowledge with others when taking customers out on RIB RIDE trips along the Menai Straits.

He is very much into the outdoors and sails his own racing yacht, when not out on the water he is often found out on his bike or down the allotment!


Ian Thomas

Ian is an RYA Qualified Yachtmaster for power and sail and is a very experienced sailor having been involved with the sea most of his life. He is also an Advanced Power Boat Instructor. He spent 11 years as a marine engineering officer in the Merchant Navy and followed that with a career as a Police Officer with North Wales Police.

In 2005 he started to work full time as a sailing instructor and has since taught hundreds of people on many courses, both practical and shore based. He is also a powerboat instructor.

He has sailed the Irish Sea extensively in all weathers with regular trips around Anglesey, to the Isle of Man, the West coast of Scotland, Ireland and, of course, exploring the beautiful North Wales coastline.

When not sailing his interests include sport, cooking and anything to do with outdoors and adventure.


Richard Williams

Richard is an Advanced Power Boat Instructor with Seawake. We are delighted to have Kawasaki (as he likes to be known) as part of our team as he has a wealth of knowledge, not only Power boating, but also the Menai Straits. Rich began boating on the straits in 1984 and is greatly experienced in navigating this notoriously challenging stretch of water and delighted to pass on his skills and knowledge to others.


Dave Manning

Dave is an Advanced Power Instructor and Commercial Skipper. He also had a long career with the NHS Ambulance services working as a Paramedic which is why he can usually be found teaching our Marine First Aid courses.


Dave Roberts

This is one of our very experienced and qualified skippers we have working for anglesey boat trips.

Dave started with us last summer after a very long career on large superyachts travelling the globe. Born and bred in anglesey coming from a family of bakers from Beaumaris. David's real passion was being out on the water from a very early age which led him to being where he is now.

He prides himself in giving you the punters the best possible experience along with his knowledge developed over his lifetime in North wales and his friendly attitude ensures you really do get the very best day out visiting one of the most beautiful places in the world and you will be sure to make some incredible memories on the Beast with Dave.


Chris Hill

Chris is an advanced instructor and has a wealth of experience gained in the marine and water sports sector. He has been driving power boats since 1994 and is an experienced IKO Kite surf instructor as well as holding the RYA Power Boat level 2 instructor certificates. Chris works as a freelance commercial skipper.


Pete Green

Pete has been a commercial powerboat skipper since 2006 and spent more than 12 years taking tourists out on wildlife and whirlpool trips on the west coast of Scotland. He has also spent time working on the industrial side of power boating in Norfolk, the west and east coast of Scotland and on the west coast of France.
During his Fire Service career he qualified both as an RYA Advanced Powerboat instructor and also a Rescue 3 Swift Water Rescue Boat Instructor.