Swansea Community Boat Trust

Swansea Community Boat Trust

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River Tawe Cruises - Discover Swansea’s unique heritage - General public trips, corporate hospitality events, bookings for private functions. River trips include a “Floating Classroom” for schools and community use.

Telephone:
07785 347 549

River Tawe Cruises - Discover Swansea’s unique heritage - General public trips, corporate hospitality events, bookings for private functions. River trips include a “Floating Classroom” for schools and community use.

Sailing from the Swansea Museum Historic Vessels pontoon, passing through the Marina and swing bridge into Swansea Marina Lock. Once through the lock we proceed up river, passing Swansea Yacht and Sub Aqua Club and under the Sail Bridge opposite Sainsbury’s. Going under the two road bridges, we travel past the site of the Cambrian Pottery works and towards the scenic approach to the historic Copper Works site. Passing White Rock, the river changes directions and travels under the White Rock road bridge and Copper Quarter development.

Reaching the historic bascule bridge just before Morfa retail park and Liberty Stadium, we reach the limit of our navigation and start our return to Swansea Marina. Watch out for the varied wildlife that can be seen along the river, including; otters, foxes, salmon, sewin (sea trout), bass, mullet, gannets, herons, wagtails and kingfishers.

  • River trips include a “Floating Classroom” for schools and community use
  • Discover Swansea’s unique heritage
  • General public trips, corporate hospitality events, bookings for private functions
  • Licensed to carry 45 passengers
  • Public boat trips last between 1½ and 2 hours

For further details or to make a booking, contact the Boat Manager on 07785 347549 or by email: [email protected] - or visit www.scbt.org.uk

The Community Boat

The Swansea Community Boat is licensed to carry up to 45 passengers plus crew. It has disabled access (a wheelchair lift), bar, galley, toilets and washroom. The “floating classroom” is a resource for school pupils and for lifelong learning. In addition to volunteers, staff will be employed to manage the trips and events.

Based at the Swansea Marina, the Swansea Community Boat will operate on an existing waterway – the Tawe River Navigation – and the project will support the regeneration of local communities, through the rebirth of their historic waterway.

Floating Classroom

This innovative provision will offer study packages based on the biodiversity, industrial heritage and sustainability issues of the river corridor. A suite of computers will display animated recreations of historic landscapes as the Community Boat moves along the waterway. This “time travel experience” will motivate the young voyagers on the Floating Classroom.

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