The RNLI lifeboat station at Criccieth stands on Lôn Felin and was built in 1854. The crew of seventeen are all volunteers. The station has been in existence since 1853.The current lifeboat, an Atlantic 85, is named the Doris Joan. which was placed on service at the station on 6 November 2007. An Arrancia Inshore Rescue Boat Margaret and Nantw(A-76) which arrived on 16 June 2011 also operates from the station. The IRB is primarily used for work in the shallow waters of the Glaslyn and Dwyryd estuaries.