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Address: Canal Wharf
Brecon
Powys
Wales
LD3 7EW
Telephone: 07831 685 222

Dragonfly Cruises overview

Dragonfly Cruises are based on the 200-year old Canal Wharf in Brecon. Visitors will experience a two and half hour journey on an authentic canal boat, which sails down the Brecon Canal. The canal is host to a variety of bird life, which users of the Dragonfly Cruises can feed and the boat also sails through a number of tunnels, aqueducts, a lock and the magnificent scenery of the Brecon Beacons ... National Park. Facilities on the Dragonfly Cruises boat include tables and seating for fifty people, refreshments, a toilet and it is also undercover so it is suitable for all weather. The staff on the boat are also happy to warm your babies milk if required. Visitors can bring pushchairs onto the boat but this is limited to two per sailing due to space restrictions. The Dragonfly cruise boat sails most of the week at 11:30 in the morning but there are also sailings at 14:30 during weekends and peak periods. Visitors are advised to book in advance to avoid disappointment.
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A lazy day

21 May 2010
Visited with: Infant
We were in the town of Brecon and were looking for something to do as we were being subjected to typical Welsh wet weather. The Canal boat seemed to fit the bill but we were a little wary of taking our nine month old on the canal boat, as she gets easily bored. The Boat was very beautiful to look at and the staff were extremely friendly, We spent most of the trip chatting to a lady who worked on the boat as she had recently had a baby and we were made to feel very welcome. The baby enjoyed watching the water and looking at the ducks, but we wish we had taken some bread to feed them. The journey was very sedate and I was suprised that the baby seemed to enjoy it so much. She also enjoyed watching the little dog that came on the boat with us as he was constantly jumping on and off! We really enjoyed the scenery, with stunning views of Pen Y Fan and going through the lock which was quite exciting. We didn't need to worry about her falling in as the water was only waist deep which was a relief. The toilet facilities on board were very cramped which made changing the baby very difficult but due to the size of the canal boat, this was to be expected. I would recommend that you take food on board with you as the canal boat only served crisps, biscuits and drinks. We decided to carry the baby on, but the captain said we could have brought the pushchair on if we wanted which is very convienient. The whole journey took two and half hours and we really enjoyed it. I would recommend you book in advance as if they do not have enough bookings they will sometimes cancel the trip. Usual sailings are twice daily.