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“Great Day Out”
Review of Dragonfly Cruises

Dragonfly Cruises
Ranked #1 of 6 Tours in Brecon
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Brecon, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Great Day Out”
Reviewed 12 August 2013

On Friday, 9th August, 2013 together with Partner Jannette and Grandchildren Kelsey (8)
and Charlie (6) I boarded the Dragonfly for what was to prove a thoroughly enjoyable Cruise on the Monmouth/Brecon Canal.

We were welcomed on board by Skipper David, his Wife Sharon and Sid the friendly "Jack Russell" The Dragonfly was full and it would appear that this is the case, this time of the year. The peaceful journey lasted over two hours and the highlights were negotiating the Brynach Lock and also the stunning view accross the River Usk when the Dragonfly turned around.

Indeed there was plenty to see, lot's of wildlife on and alongside the Canal, Thanks to the Skipper's navogation skills we comfortably passed all sorts of traffic and the friendliness of our own party and the response of other Canal users was evident for all to see.

Teas and snacks were available on the outward and return journey. (for a small fee) The children were also given a souvineer picture of the "Dragonfly" together with colouring crayons. A nice little touch, well appreciated!

All in all Great Day Out, well worth the £20-00 (family ticket)

Visited August 2013
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English first
Brecon, United Kingdom
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212 reviews
64 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
“Great Day Out”
Reviewed 29 July 2013

Had a great trip with Dragonfly Cruises - we had a special evening with a meal and loved it - will go again 100%

Visited August 2012
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Thank NicCJ
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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Another little wonder from Wales”
Reviewed 21 July 2013

I have often wished to have a sail on this canal, yesterday my wife & I did just that, I had rung on Friday & we managed to get the last two seats on the 12pm sailing, we have sailed on many canals & realy enjoyed this peacefull canal, the crew made us very welcome & the Teas were very welcome, on the return journey the crew gave out pictures of their boat for the children on board to colour in, also providing crayons to use. My only comment I would like to say is, that when the CD was put on, telling the passengers all about why the canal had been built, some passengers decided to talk louder, thus preventing the interested passengers from hearing the commentary, this was not the fault of the crew, but ignorance of the said passengers.

Visited July 2013
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Rochester, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Great trip”
Reviewed 14 July 2013

As a older group of 4 we really enjoyed a relaxing 2 hour trip along the Brecon canal way on the dragonfly. you pass through a lock, under several small bridges and some fabulous countryside and there is tea/coffee available at a modest £1 a cup. The staff were friendly and helpful and the whole trip was thoroughly enjoyable. Well worth booking and it has a roof if the weather's less than perfect.

Visited July 2013
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S Wales
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30 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Lovely day out!”
Reviewed 29 June 2013

Very welcoming and accommodating team of staff - especially Nigel who kept us entertained! Very reasonable indeed and we saw beautiful scenery! Really chilled us out!

Visited June 2013
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2 Thank Jillydee
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