The “Balmoral” offers various Day Trips to Ilfracombe and Lundy Island from Swansea, Porthcawl and Briton Ferry. Other ports occasionally served include Minehead, Watchet, Bideford and Padstow.
Where does she go? The “Balmoral” offers various Day Trips to Ilfracombe and Lundy Island from Swansea, Porthcawl and Briton Ferry. Other ports occasionally served include Minehead, Watchet, Bideford and Padstow.
How long does it take? Only 2 hours to Ilfracombe! Stay aboard for 2 more hours to Lundy Island if you wish.
When does she sail? Sailings in the Bristol Channel are usually in the Spring and Summer. Please see website for latest details; www.whitefunnel.co.uk.
How much does it cost? Prices start at £27 return, depending on the destination. There are reductions for Seniors, Children, Families, and Groups.
What's aboard the Ship? Although an historic vessel, the ship is provided with a comfortable lounge, bar, restaurant, a shop and deck seating.
How is the Ship Historic? The “Balmoral” was built in 1949 and has been carefully and lovingly maintained ever since. She is now owned by the M.V.”Balmoral” Trust and relies on dedicated volunteers to support her. You can join them on their website: http://www.heritagesteamers.co.uk/balmoral/.
What are her recent achievements? In 2016, she was named the National Historic Ships Flagship of the Year. She has also achieved Visit Wales Quality Assurance as a Visitor Attraction.