Boat trips are not to be confused with goat trips, which can be embarrassing for stiletto-sporting barnyard critters. Stay on gentle flats with today’s Groupon: £9.95 for two tickets for a River Avon cruise with Bath City Boat Trips.
Navigating the waterways for the past ten years, Bath City Boat Trips makes waves with sightseeing voyages and private charter parties on the River Avon. Moored under Pulteney Bridge, the duo of vessels are commandeered by an experienced crew of qualified Blue Badge tourist guides, each anchored with knowledge of Bath’s city history.
Launching off the banks, the 40-minute cruise begins, departing at regular intervals between 11am and 5pm. Sightseers can sit back on a bench and watch the world go by while the on-board guide presents a full commentary on the historic sights of the city. Plenty a photo opportunity is also up for snaps and eyes can be kept peeled for waterside wildlife such as swans, kingfishers and - one of the world's fastest living creatures - the Peregrene Falcon.
While yet to be widely reviewed, Bath City Boat Trips has attracted a 4/5 star review from one Yelperwho praises their calming, fun and informative excursion.
We saw the first corset factory in England, the lowest bridge in Bath and everything in between. An informative and fun way to spend an hour for locals and tourists alike!
– Jenni D, Yelp, Jan 2010