Shrewsbury is a wonderful place to spend time with your dog. There is an amazing park along with coffee shops, restaurants and boutique hotels that all welcome dogs (with well behaved owners), but our favourite dog friendly activity so far has to be the river cruise aboard 'Sabrina'!
Sabrina sails on the hour, every hour from 11.00am-4.00pm between the 1st March - 31st October, provided the river level is high enough. They also run themed cruises including a weekly 'Ghost Cruise'. Their website is updated daily - Click here to see if she is sailing today!
Tickets can be bought on board, over the phone, online or from the office in town. We just turned up on the day and still managed to get tickets on a Saturday afternoon, but priority is given to people with pre-booked tickets so we'd advise booking in advance...you might save some money too! Click here for more information about booking tickets.
There is no extra charge to bring your dog with you.
Elsa has already been on a couple of boats with us and she takes to the water very well. We settled her on my lap at first so that she could see what was happening as we set sail, but she wanted to be on the floor so we let her down to lie under the table. There was another dog sat nearby too but we didn't hear a peep out of either of them for the entire cruise!
There is a full bar on the boat and as soon as the cruise started a waiter took orders for drinks.
We spent the first part of the cruise taking in the scenery including the gorgeous dogs walking along the path next to the river.
I even caught my first glimpse of a kingfisher skimming along the surface of the water!
It's a great way to learn a bit about Shrewsbury's history too...
The crew are very informative; all the landmarks along the site are pointed out as you gently sail past.
When the boat reaches English Bridge it makes a u-turn and sails back along the river.
They also have a picnic boat that can be privately hired - a great idea if you want to have a relaxing lunch on the river with friends (and dogs)!
We love the fact that this boat is dog friendly and, since the cruise is so reasonably priced, this is definitely something we'll do again.
When we got back on dry land Elsa was eager to stretch her legs so we headed to Quarry Park.
Sabrina River Cruise | Shrewsbury
Sabrina Boat | Victoria Quay, Shrewsbury, Shropshire SY3 8LH
Office | 10 Roushill Bank, Shrewsbury, Shropshire SY1 1PN