Escape to the River Boat Trips, Saltford, Bristol, Somerset

Escape to the River Boat Trips is a family run business offering skippered cruises along the River Avon, picking up in Saltford at The Riverside Inn and The Jolly Sailor. The good thing is you needn’t be tied as they are able to offer a relaxed service that suits you, so cruises are to the greater extent, flexible. If you’re early birds set off not long after sunrise and make a day of it; otherwise have a lie-in, leave a little later and providing the weather’s behaving itself, take in the charm of sunset from the river.

Whole Day Hire offers the best value for groups of 4+; they also do 3 hour trips and 2 hour cruises, though these are more governed by times. If someone in your group has a birthday or anniversary coming up, this is a fantastic way to mark it – light refreshments can be provided and you can opt for a hands-on boating experience that involves jumping out and handling the locks and learning to tie some very useful knots. Otherwise, just sit back, relax and enjoy the happy chit-chat and gorgeous scenery. Look out for the wildlife that has made its home on the river – you might see ducks dabbing, swans sliding gracefully along, the blue-green flash of a kingfisher as it darts across the water. A very enjoyable activity, especially if you’re blessed with beautiful weather.

T: 07905 802590       All information correct at the time of writing

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