Tuesday, 31 May 2011 19:34
Lovely Day out with Clyde ClippersWritten by Administrator
Today was the final day of the Scottish school holidays and I was having problems deciding what to do with the kids in and around the Glasgow area. Luckily, lovely Julie from Clyde Clippers had the answer - A Clyde Cruise between Braehead Shopping Centre and Broomilaw in the city centre.
Interview with Julie from Clyde Clippers, a ferry service on the clyde between Braehead and Glasgow.
We arrived at the Braehead Pontoon a little early but unfortunately due to a barrier which was closed, we missed the first trip. I called Clyde Clippers and they made sure that the next scheduled stop at Braehead would go ahead and made sure that the barrier was made open. It was quite misleading but at no fault of the skipper and his boat, more a lack of signage at the barrier. I would like to point out that if you are at the Braehead Pontoon and the barrier is up, you may go past it as long as you close it behind you as it is only there as a safety precaution. I was very impressed with the way Clyde Clippers responded to the criticism and they rectified the situation straight away, I was very impressed!
The boat trip itself was fantastic, especially for the kids. I thought previously that over an hour on a boat would become tedious but I was so wrong and I have a 5 year old and a 2 year old. Firstly the skipper was really friendly and knew the Clyde very well, so all questions were answered and we left the boat really informed while having a laugh at the same time. Secondly, even though there was a torrential shower on the departure journey, I had never seen the Clyde so alive. There were big foreign boats, jet skis, the Tall Ship Glenlee and plenty more to keep you occupied. It will be great when as of the 21st of June, the boat stops at the new Riverside Museum.
If we wanted to, we could have got off at the Glasgow Science centre and got back on the boat on the journey back. Unfortunately we didn't have time but it is definitely an option for the future. Look out for Clyde Clippers in our up and coming magazine, we were very impressed and will definitely be recommending them as a child friendly activity in the Glasgow area. Please see our photographs in the gallery to further illustrate the trip.
if you have an experience of cruising the Clyde, we would love to hear from you.
For more information on Clyde Clippers, see their website.
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Tuesday, 31 May 2011 20:36
posted by Ellen Arnison
Really pleased this is running. I must take my kids.
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