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Beccles Lido-Geldeston Locks, Beccles NR34 0HT, England
+44 7532 072761
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All reviews lovely trip the pub return journey lock inn wildlife including fellow passengers couple of hours skipper otters river wherry navigable waterway lido buzzards lifeboat
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Reviewed 21 July 2018

Wonderful trip, hot sunny day with slight breeze. Didn't see much wildlife however loads of dragonflies and one heron. Access on and off boat difficult for one of our party who has knee problems. Boatman very friendly, helpful and had answers for any queries. Geldeston...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank susanbarrett842
Reviewed 13 July 2018

We were staying at the Three Rivers campsite and used the Ferry to take us from Beccles to Geldeston Lock, Trip is approx 45 minutes and you book by calling ahead. The Scenery is lovely and well worth the trip.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank PaulKettless
Reviewed 11 July 2018 via mobile

Went on the Big Dog Ferry from Beccles to Geldeston today with our three dogs. What a lovely trip out! So relaxing and scenic. My husband took lots of photos on the ride. The dogs were well behaved looking at the view! Our boatman was...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Carole M
Reviewed 30 June 2018 via mobile

Cycled to Beccles and bought a return ticket. What a delight. So relaxing and calming. The skipper was very good offering advice on local pubs and farm shops. We sneaked a quick pint at Locks Inn before the return to Beccles. Money well spent.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank N9353OEsteveb
Reviewed 21 June 2018

Lovely boat ride, our captain was very informative and friendly. We took the boat from Beccles (next to the Lido which we unfortunately didn't have time to visit), to The Wherry Inn. After a lovely lunch we walked back. The path was very easy to...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Clair L
Reviewed 31 May 2018

A very relaxing 45 minute cruise to Geldeston lock (the furthest point navigable on the river) on this little 12 person 100 year old all-metal ex lifeboat! A knowledgeable 'captain' and lifejackets supplied. We stayed and ate at the pub there for a couple of...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank Andy-S60
Reviewed 13 May 2018

Wonderful boat ride with friendly, interesting people... along with three lovely dogs! we were lucky enough to see a kingfisher on the way, also, a cormorant Stopped for food and drink at the Wherry and caught the boat back again. We will most certainly be...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Gemima V
Reviewed 24 November 2017 via mobile

1st time on the ferry and such a lovely trip, a pretty river and lots of history from our captain and guide.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Annette R
Reviewed 4 October 2017

The majority of patrons travel from Beccles to Geldeston, but we decided to do it in the opposite direction, as it is easier to leave a car there all day, rather than in Beccles ! The boat only carries about ten passengers maximum, but the...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank MartinDNorwich
Reviewed 19 August 2017

This is a trip not to be missed. Lovely staff, very professional safe and caring. Plenty to see on the river and The Locks Inn at the end of the trip is well worth a visit with live music in the garden.'we had a lovely...More

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank _blackberry213
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16 April 2017|
Response from AliH8691 | Reviewed this property |
Hi there I would call him on 07532 072761 I found him easy to get hold of when we booked a trip last year and very helpful Website seems v up to date as well
21 October 2015|
Response from McKenzie303 | Reviewed this property |
It wasn't operational for a while. It's a voulnteer-run charity concern, that relies upon donations to stay afloat. I believe their outboard blew-up. They're back in the water now for 2016, after some serious local... More
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11 October 2015|
Response from McKenzie303 | Reviewed this property |
They run up until dusk. And the end of October