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River Tawe Cruise Swansea

73 reviews
Swansea, United Kingdom
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About River Tawe Cruise Swansea
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 remnants of the huge and important copper industry in 19thC Swansea.
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have family ties to Swansea and have some knowledge of similar industry history (tin, canals, coal, steel) in PA USA . Had the crew and guide all to ourselves. Very informative, and great conversations and av program on the boat up the river and...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank lees704
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were on holiday in Llanelli and decided to travel via train to have a look around Swansea. So glad we decided to take the river cruise, Roger, our guide, made the commentary so interesting with his lively delivery and anecdotes. We learnt such a...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Lindylou129
Reviewed April 22, 2019

Strongly recommend - interesting and informative guided tour of the Tawe River highlighting the rich history of Swansea and contributions to the industrial revolution through coal and copper.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank AICinAbertawe
Reviewed April 22, 2019

I was dreading boarding the boat, Copper Jack, in my electric wheelchair but the whole process was easy for me as the extremely helpful crew were patient and kind in helping me aboard. It was wonderful to see the familiar sights of Swansea from a...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed April 16, 2019 via mobile

In our group we had someone in a wheelchair. There is an access lift on the boat and the chairs are movable to cater for all. This was easy and the volunteers/ staff were very helpful and accommodating at all times. We learnt all about...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Jo20501
Reviewed April 7, 2019

Fantastic 90 minute cruise up the river Tawe with a very informative and entertaining guide who didn't use a microphone because his voice had great clarity. A super way to spend an hour and a half whether sunny or rainy. Refreshments available on board, a...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed April 5, 2019 via mobile

Last Friday three of us took a trip on the Copperjack. The excursion consisted of a trip from Swansea Marina through the lock gates, past the river Tawe barrage up river as far as the old bridge by the Liberty stadium. Our guide for the...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank 32JeffB
Reviewed October 20, 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
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

Date of experience: August 2018
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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

Date of experience: August 2018
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ritajones1995
April 16, 2019|
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Response from Owain G | Property representative |
Hi There, Copper Jack is fully wheelchair accessible, make sure to give us a call prior to your trip to ensure no delays. Thanks, Owain
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ritajones1995
April 16, 2019|
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Response from Owain G | Property representative |
Hi There, We accept wheelchairs on the boat, with our wheelchair lift that comes flat with the pontoon. Best give us a call before you come down and let us know, so we have time to make space for his chair. Thanks, Owain
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Lianne M
January 19, 2018|
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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!)
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