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River Tawe Cruise Swansea
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This is Swansea Community Boat trust, and operates out of the national waterfront museum in Swansea marina district. It is a great and little known, reasonably priced cruise up thr river tawe for two hours, looking at the beautiful landscape and the...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
National Waterfront Museum Oystermouth Road, Swansea SA1 3ST, Wales
+44 7785 347549
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed March 31, 2015

A really interesting and enjoyable 1.5 hours RIver Tawe boat trip upon the "Copper Jack" boat run by Swansea Community Boat Trust charity. Trips cost £8 and are good value. Trips start from outside the National Waterfront Museum in Swansea marina at 12 noon and...More

8  Thank FoodloverKaren
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed August 20, 2018

The trip is advertised as being disabled friendly, but one of our party had great difficulty navigating the steps down into the boat. The boat was clean with plenty of seats - may be too many seats as it got very hot and stuffy in...More

2  Thank blogger17
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a fabulous cruise on a nice sunny Autumn day. The journey was very interesting and the guide was fabulous. He was able to talk to both my 8 year son and the rest of the boat without losing anybody. As well as the...More

Thank DavidBending
Reviewed August 20, 2018

The trip is advertised as being disabled friendly, but one of our party had great difficulty navigating the steps down into the boat. The boat was clean with plenty of seats - may be too many seats as it got very hot and stuffy in...More

2  Thank blogger17
Reviewed August 10, 2018

we phoned the cruise people on the tuesday before and made abooking for the wednesday 14 00pm cruise when we arrived we were seen to immediately our booking was acknowledg ed and paid for there and then this was a first class start to what...More

Thank richard g
Reviewed July 31, 2018

Local to Swansea and this is the first time we've done this trip. The volunteers are lovely and couldn't do enough to help. However what spoilt it is was not being able to hear the commentary. The boat was quite full and we had young...More

1  Thank Tracy S
Reviewed July 11, 2018 via mobile

I took my 4 year old on the river cruise and there was enough to keep her occupied whilst I could listen to our guide. The boat is fully equipped for families with a good size toilet, a bar with plenty of drinks and a...More

Thank Nicola H
Reviewed June 29, 2018

We decided it would be a bit cooler on the river, and this boat trip offered to inform us of the history of copper production years ago. We were most impressed that the boat is accessible by wheelchair, and the staff were really helpful, on...More

Thank Maxine C
Reviewed June 27, 2018

Had a grand time on the Copper Jack as a party of 20 ladies recently. The boat was immaculate, nice and airy, and the little bar serving all types of drinks and snacks was great, and Owain serving us was a lovely young man. Our...More

Thank reeve793
Reviewed June 12, 2018

45 of us from Llanelli sailed on the 12th June at 12o'clock and were blessed with fine weather. The trip lasted for an hour and a half. We were pleasantly surprised as the boat was very clean, comfortable seating and an excellent informative power point...More

Thank franwyn2018
Reviewed May 21, 2018

An excellent peaceful very well informed trip along the river Tawe. The boat is exceptionally clean with very nice helpful staff. Drinks supplied were cheap enough and served to you. Lots of information as you go along. Ok for wheelchairs too.

Thank David W
Reviewed May 16, 2018

A peaceful one and a half hour trip up and down the River Tawe to see and learn all about Swansea's history. Plenty of Powerpoint screens throughout the boat so everyone can see what the talk is about. Very courteous staff, £7 for OAPs, £9...More

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Lianne M
January 19, 2018|
Response from Andrew G |
Every day of the week 12: and 14:00 with an increase to adding a 16:00 trip in the summer holidays We operate from in front of the water front Museum just in front of the Hellwick light ship (very large and very red!)
October 23, 2017|
Response from MikeMason | Reviewed this property |
Sorry can’t help you there. Best to call them direct.
June 22, 2017|
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Response from louiseSwansea | Reviewed this property |
You can just turn up,but there may not be any spaces left.