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Escape to the River - Skippered boat trips in Bristol and Bath

The Shallows | Saltford, Bristol BS31 3EZ, England
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A lovely ride up the river at a calm pace. Relaxing, close to nature and informative.

We were taken out to Bath for the afternoon. Tim was welcoming as soon as we arrived and once on... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
pippagreenwood2002
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Giverny, France
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Beautiful Boat Trip!

We had a wonderful day cruising down the Avon into the centre of Bath and got up close to the... read more

Reviewed 26 August 2017
Charlie R
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River cruises to suit your occasion. Relax, sit back and enjoy the beautiful river scenery and wildlife along the River Avon, or take a turn at the helm, the choice is yours!
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“captain tim” (5 reviews)
“pultney” (3 reviews)
“wildlife” (2 reviews)
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The Shallows | Saltford, Bristol BS31 3EZ, England
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We were taken out to Bath for the afternoon. Tim was welcoming as soon as we arrived and once on board, we were soon out on the river experiencing the joys of a peaceful relaxing environment away from roads and noise. We were given the...More

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Tim S, Owner at Escape to the River - Skippered boat trips in Bristol and Bath, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your engaging review. I'm pleased you both enjoyed the range of opportunities available. Being on the river does seem to have a calming effect, helping people to take a break and enjoy a different experience.

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Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

We had a wonderful day cruising down the Avon into the centre of Bath and got up close to the famous Pulteney Weir. Our trip was full of fun, wildlife and amazing sights and Captain Tim was entertaining and informative throughout. We would most definitely...More

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Tim S, Owner at Escape to the River - Skippered boat trips in Bristol and Bath, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Charlie, I am very pleased you enjoyed your time on the River, you are welcome back anytime. Regards Tim

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Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

Whilst we were blessed by good weather, the day was made by Tim and the boat trip. My kids loved the way that he invited them to help operate the locks, as a parent I was confident in Tim's approach to water safety and happy...More

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Tim S, Owner at Escape to the River - Skippered boat trips in Bristol and Bath, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Chris I am so pleased that the kids got so much from the trip, it is always a pleasure to pass on knowledge of the River. I hope to see you again. Regards Time

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Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

With the Sun shining we set off towards Bath knowing a lovely day was coming. Tim is a very knowledgeable skipper and answered all my questions however silly. We stopped at various places along the way to just relax and graze on our picnic which...More

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Tim S, Owner at Escape to the River - Skippered boat trips in Bristol and Bath, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Sara Thank you so much for your lovely review. The weather has been great for cruising recently and I look forward to seeing you again. Regards Tim

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Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

Captain Tim provided us with an absolutely unforgettable day , nothing was to much bother and he could tailor make the day making it so special . We will definitely be coming back I felt like a big kid again !! A must for anyone

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Tim S, Owner at Escape to the River - Skippered boat trips in Bristol and Bath, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Gracie Thank you so much for your kind review, you are welcome back anytime. Regards Tim

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Reviewed 28 July 2016

A fantastic afternoon for my wife and little boy out on the river with Captain Tim! He was knowledgeable and accommodating and at times it was like it was just the three of us, pure magic! We cruised up the Avon river through a lock...More

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Tim S, Owner at Escape to the River - Skippered boat trips in Bristol and Bath, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Steve, Colette and Finley, Thank you for adding such lovely photos, the weather has been great for cruising recently, you are welcome back anytime. Regards Tim

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Reviewed 4 July 2016 via mobile

Just Brilliant. Perfect day! Tim is an excellent host who will out of his way to make sure you are having a great time. The only bad thing was that it was all over too soon!

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Tim S, Owner at Escape to the River - Skippered boat trips in Bristol and Bath, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Shaun So glad you enjoyed your day on the river, you are welcome back anytime. Regards Tim

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Reviewed 28 March 2016

The weather wasn't great but Tim, our skipper, made sure this was a very enjoyable experience for me and my boyfriend. We took it in turns to steer the boat and we helped with the one lock we had to navigate. Tim explained everything to...More

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Tim S, Owner at Escape to the River - Skippered boat trips in Bristol and Bath, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Lindy So pleased that you enjoyed your day, and hope that you have now been on a narrow boat holiday. You are welcome back on Evensong at any time. Regards Tim

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Reviewed 27 March 2016

We took a short trip for our son's 3rd birthday. We all loved it! The weather was shockingly bad, but it didn't matter at all, and the nice warm cabin was perfect for babies and cups of tea to warm up. Tim made the trip...More

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Tim S, Owner at Escape to the River - Skippered boat trips in Bristol and Bath, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your kind review. The weather has been fantastic for cruising recently, you are welcome back anytime. Regards Time

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Reviewed 12 November 2015

Thought id have a little trip during the summer in one of these as my sister and her kids said they had a good time the other week and i was pleasantly surprised how fun it was, would definitely recommend

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Tim S, Owner at Escape to the River - Skippered boat trips in Bristol and Bath, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Many thanks for your review Danny, you are welcome back anytime. Regards Tim

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Sophie J
14 April 2018|
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Response from Tim S | Property representative |
The cost is £40 per hour to carry a maximum of 5 passengers. Trips start from where the boat is moored at Saltford, a return trip to Bath would be 3-4 hours. It takes longer to get to Bristol as there are more locks, a... More
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Catherine B
5 January 2018|
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Response from Tim S | Property representative |
Please phone 07905 802590 with further details of your itinerary.
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