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

The Shallows | Saltford, Bristol BS31 3EZ, England
+44 7905 802590
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Excellent trip today, Tim was so patient and helpful with Mum who has dementia, was not easy to get... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Sue L
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Anniversary boat trip

I booked captain Tim for a day out on the boat fishing and kayaking. Tim is laid back and good fun... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Nikki C
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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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“river life” (2 reviews)
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The Shallows | Saltford, Bristol BS31 3EZ, England
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+44 7905 802590
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Excellent trip today, Tim was so patient and helpful with Mum who has dementia, was not easy to get her on and off the boat. Lovely trip for her birthday, thank you very much.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I booked captain Tim for a day out on the boat fishing and kayaking. Tim is laid back and good fun and enjoys sharing his knowledge of the boating,the river and wildlife. We had such a great time and price was very reasonable. it was...More

Thank Nikki C
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Tim S, Owner at Escape to the River - Skippered boat trips in Bristol and Bath, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

I am pleased it was a memorable occasion for you both, and look forward to seeing you again. Regards Tim

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well we thought we were in for a good day but our expectations were surpassed . How lucky were we to have such great weather whilst cruising down the beautiful Avon valley up to Pultney Weir. Skipper Tim invited us to steer the boat and...More

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Tim S, Owner at Escape to the River - Skippered boat trips in Bristol and Bath, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

So pleased that you enjoyed your time on the River, there is no place that I would rather be with this fantastic weather! I look forward to seeing you again. Regards Tim

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had an amazing time on the boat with skipper Tim Got to drive the boat and relax also. Beautiful scenery lovely trip. Thank you.

Thank Katie S
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Tim S, Owner at Escape to the River - Skippered boat trips in Bristol and Bath, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

So glad you had a good time and enjoyed the opportunity of steering. Regards Tim

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Reviewed 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 25 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

Thank Charlie R
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Tim S, Owner at Escape to the River - Skippered boat trips in Bristol and Bath, responded to this reviewResponded 9 June 2018

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 14 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

Thank Chris B
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Tim S, Owner at Escape to the River - Skippered boat trips in Bristol and Bath, responded to this reviewResponded 9 June 2018

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 9 June 2018

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 9 June 2018

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

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Reviewed 27 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 9 June 2018

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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Sophie J
13 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
4 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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