Sabrina Boat 2016 cruise ideas unveiled

Sabrina Boat has revealed its themed cruises for the next year in Shrewsbury.

The Charles Darwin Cruise offers a historic twist to the original boat trip. Visitors will hear more about the famous Charles Darwin who was born in Shrewsbury, and see some spots where he experimented.

The church where he was baptised and the school which he attended growing up will also be viewable from the river on this tour. The live commentary will be provided by a town guide and tea, coffee and biscuits will be available on board.

For hot food on board, there’s the One Pot Dish & Cruise, which includes a choice of one pot dish (traditional chilli con carne served with sour cream and fresh coriander, Darwin original real ale stew with local root vegetables, Moroccan lam with chickpeas seasoned with coriander and cumin or meatballs in a tomato sauce) and a rustic bread role. This is an extended two hour cruise.

Special events

Sabrina boat will also host a range of special event cruises in 2016, including special Easter weekend tours (including a traditional hot cross bun), and Patron Days on board the boat.

St David’s Day cruises, meanwhile, include a traditional two course Welsh meal at a restaurant in the town centre, whereas any St Patrick’s Day extended cruise offers an Irish Stew and bread roll on board.

About Sabrina Boat

Sabrina Boat runs trips seven days a week around the River Severn Loop in Shrewsbury, catering for up to 60 guests among its three decks.

The Original Cruise is a 45 minute journey, including live commentary, table service and tea and coffee with biscuits. Running on the hour from 11am through to 4pm, it shows visitors a variety of sights along the river, such as Shrewsbury Castle, The Boat House Inn, St Chads, The Dingle, St Mary’s and The Abbey.

Groups of 35 to 60 guests can also hop on board for some of the boat’s themed evening events such as Mamma Mia, Ghost Cruise, Wine Tasting with Tanners and Casino Evenings among others.

Sabrina Boat runs between 1st March – 31st October and is also available for private hire.

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