Swansea Community Boat - "Copper Jack"

River Tawe Boat Trips

River Trips

On our gentle 90-minute boat trip, sit back and relax to discover Swansea’s historic, industrial heritage and how it became known as Copperopolis, while viewing the passing scenery and river bank wildlife.

Public Sailing

Copper Jack

Our boat, “Copper Jack” can carry up to 40 passengers for Public Sailings and is available to hire for celebrations, parties, corporate and group bookings as Private Charters.

A selection of coffees, teas, soft drinks, and snacks are available as well as a fully licensed bar to sell alcohol. Copper Jack is fully accessible with a wheelchair lift and accessible toilet.

Floating Classroom for Schools

As a Floating Classroom we welcome schools from around the area at hugely discounted prices for an enlightening educational experience.

Click HERE to make a provisional booking for a school.

Musicians collage

Live Music

If you enjoy live music, why not join us on one of our fabulous live music events in a venue that is unique to Swansea.

A 90-minute cruise on the River Tawe with our well stocked bar serving tea, coffees, soft and alcoholic beverages and snacks.

Whichever music event you chose, you are guaranteed an absolutely brilliant time on “Copper Jack”.

Our next live music event is shown below, for future confirmed music events, click on the “Music” link on the menu, or click HERE.

Saturday 27th July 2024

Crab Island

Continuing our season of music, in a unique venue in Swansea, with a fun session of upbeat popular songs from a really talented duo

Phil Myles and Al Pritchard

A fun trip guaranteed!

4:00 – 5:30 pm (boarding at 3:45 pm)
Tickets £15
Crab Island
Cuppa & A Chat

In conjunction with, and through the support of Swansea Council Shared Prosperity Fund COAST funding and the “Ageing Well” initiative, we are delighted to offer a series of FREE 90 minute boat trips on Copper Jack between 28th August and 19th September 2024.

On the trip, enjoy a free cup of tea, coffee or soft drink, accompanied by an illustrated talk on Swansea’s rich industrial history, while the lovely riverside scenery gently passes by.

Trips are open to individuals or groups of people who are Swansea residents and are aged 50 or over.


All trips are limited to a maximum of 40 places and must be pre-booked.

Boarding commences 20 minutes before departure, and will depart punctually at the published sailing time.

For passenger comfort and enjoyment, we allow two spaces for wheelchair users.


Public Sailings & Music Events

Please check the calendar below for available Public Sailings and Music Events from where you can book directly.

Private Charters

Corporate, organizations or individuals requiring exclusive access to “Copper Jack” can book directly from one of the available Private Charter sailings on the calender below or by clicking the Book Now button. If you want a Private Charter at any other day/time, click HERE to complete a provisional booking form. Further details regarding Private Charters can be found on our FAQ page

For other enquiries, email us on enquiries@scbt.org.uk or telephone us on 07785 347 549.

Further information is available on our Facebook page (Copper Jack Tawe River Cruises).

You will also find answers to many frequently asked questions on our FAQ page.

2024 Ticket/Charter Prices

Public sailings: Adults: £12 | Concessions: £10 | Child (5-16): £6 | Child (under 5): Free | Family (2+2): £30

Primary/Secondary Schools: £75

Music Events: £15

Private boat charters: Weekdays: from £250/£300 | Weekends: from £300



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