Bakers Dolphin Coach Travel, Weston-super-Mare
Bakers Dolphin is an award winning coach operator that has been providing transport in the area since 1889 when the Baker family began providing a pony chair service along the Sea Front at Weston-super-Mare.
Today it operates a fleet of the most modern coaches from its base in Locking Road, Weston-super-Mare. These include the top-of-the-range gold coaches that provide continental travel across Europe for customers from Cornwall through to Gloucestershire. Overseas tours take in most countries of Europe.
With 130 employees Bakers Dolphin is also a vital part of the community of North Somerset. It’s distinctive blue, yellow and green coaches are a familiar site providing school travel services in rural locations and it operates two major North Somerset bus links; the 66 Hopper and the Buzz 121 that provide services to towns and villages.
The area’s clubs and businesses can also hire vehicles for their own events and special occasions and there is a daily link to the capital through the London Flyer, used by commuters, shoppers and those wanting to visit the capital for recreation.
In 2012 the company was voted as having the best holiday tour programme of any coach operator in the country in the Coach Tourism Awards but that was just the latest in a string of awards Bakers Dolphin has won through the years.
Although over 100 years old Bakers Dolphin is constantly innovating and in recent years has introduced home pick-ups throughout the region, expanded its service into Cornwall, introduced online booking and invested in its Gold Coach Service, which provides a luxury, top of the range product recognised as the best in the industry.
Max Fletcher, Managing Director of Bakers Dolphin said: “Our customers are the people and businesses of North Somerset and it is the community spirit in the area that makes it a great place to do business. We have a fantastically loyal customer base of people that come back time and time again to buy from us. Often whole families have connections with Bakers Dolphin from the grand-children being picked up for school, mum going shopping on the bus, Dad’s golf club booking a coach for their annual tour and the grand-parents off on a Christmas break on one of our tours.
“Although our service has now expanded out of North Somerset it is still our core place to do business and we can think of nowhere better to be based to serve the West Country.”