FAQ - How do I get to Copper Jack?

Where is the departure and return point for boat trips?

The boat (Copper Jack / Jac Copr) is moored in the Tawe Basin alongside Victoria Quay/Anchor Court, Swansea Maritime Quarter.

Close to LC2 and the new Swansea Arena and next to the National Waterfront Museum and Gigi Gao’s Chinese restaurant, Copper Jack is moored next to the Trinity House Lightship 91 – Helwick.

Postcode SA1 3RD

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I will be travelling by car. Where are the nearest car parks?

Being located in the centre of Swansea, there are many car parks within easy walking distance.

The closest being the Copr Bay South multi storey car park (part of new Swansea Arena) – Oystermouth Road, Swansea SA1 3BX.

Walking from the Copr Bay car park to Copper Jack takes approximately 5 minutes. From the ground floor of the car park, take the rear exit, from where you can see the marina. Walking towards the marina, from the quayside, Copper Jack can be seen approximately 200m to the left (next to Red Lightship – Helwick).

Further details can be found here.

For those using Three Little Words it can be found here.

For registered disabled access, there is limited parking at the end of Anchor Court (Maritime Quarter, Swansea SA1 3RD). The disabled parking spaces are approximately 50 meters from the quayside for accessing the boat. Please note this road is otherwise restricted to residents only (so don’t risk picking up a parking fine!)

I will be travelling by bus. Where is the nearest bus stop?

Swansea Bus and Coach Station is approximately 5 minutes walk from the departure point.

The bus and coach station is the main arrival / departure point for both local and national bus and coach routes.

Further details including opening times and timetables can be found here.


I will be travelling by train. How do I get from the train station to the boat?

Swansea Train Station is approximately 15 minutes walk (0.7 miles) from the departure point.

Alternatively there is a taxi rank outside the station to take you directly to the Maritime Quarter and a bus stop which can take you to Swansea Bus Station (which is then a 5 minute walk to the departure point.

Where is the nearest drop-off / pick-up point?

For disabled access, there is limited parking at the end of Anchor Court (Maritime Quarter, Swansea SA1 3RD). Anchor Court is otherwise a restricted road for residents only.

For all other drop offs, there are a small number of roads that are within a couple of minutes walk to the departure point. These include; Burrows Close, Maritime Quarter, Swansea SA1 3RD and Gloucester Pl, Maritime Quarter, Swansea SA1 1TT.

I am a coach operator. Where is the nearest coach park?

The closest drop off and collect location is

Next to Swansea Museum (not the National Waterfront Museum). This is located on Burrows Place, SA1 1SN (https://what3words.com/flown.cloth.most).

Once the coach has dropped off, there is a coach park by Fabrian Way Park and Ride

What time should I arrive for my pre-booked trip?

If you have pre-booked your trip, you should arrive approximately 15 minutes before the scheduled departure time.

Please note we do not preallocate seats, and although you will have a seat for a pre-booked ticket, seating is taken on a first come, first served basis.

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