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Bristol Ferry Boats

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Bristol Ferry Boats

About

Bristol Ferry Boats provide a scheduled waterbus service around Bristol’s unique Floating Harbour 364 days of the year come rain or shine and have done for 40 years (it is their 40th birthday this year)! Visitors and locals alike can hop on and off their boats at any of their 17 stops.

Arriving by train at Temple Meads station? Hop on a ferry (the stop is just a couple of minutes walk from the station) and take a leisurely trip to Bristol’s Shopping Quarter, The City Centre, At-Bristol, The Aquarium and of course what better way to arrive at Brunel’s SS Great Britain than by water? The Harbour offers a huge range of bars, restaurants, markets and cafes too as well as the bigger attractions.

Why not stay on board the heated covered boats for a forty minute round trip and take in the sights and sounds of the vibrant City Centre? It is a fascinating way to see the city from a completely different perspective.

Starting in spring Bristol Ferry Boats offer public trips up the Avon Gorge and under the Clifton Suspension Bridge, lovely river trips to Beeses Bar & Tea Gardens for Sunday roast, Riverside picnics and even a fascinating trip up the New Cut. Have you ever wondered what wildlife lies in the Avon Gorge? On their Gorge Wildlife cruises local naturalist Ed Drewitt will open your eyes to things you would not usually notice and his enthusiasm will be sure to keep you thoroughly entertained! See this year's dates on their website and be sure to call and book your place.

New for 2017 - Bands at Beeses

What better way to kick start your weekend than an evening boat-trip to this legendary riverside venue. Sit back with a beer or a cheeky G&T and their lovely boat will transport you through the tranquil, leafy,waterways to Beeses. Here you can hop off the boat and soak up the beautiful surroundings whilst enjoying a delicious hog roast, quaffIing a pint of fine ale and of course the ineffable entertainment of a great live band.

The boats are also all available to hire for private trips from educational tours, corporate events, birthdays, weddings, hen dos, river cruises, vintage tea parties, bucks fizz breakfasts, transfers and of course the classic booze cruise. Just give our friendly staff a call and start planning your special event.

Extras

Venue Facilities

  • Groups Accepted

Key Features

  • Film or TV location
  • In town/city centre - Based in the historic Harbour area.

Accessibility

  • Guide Dogs Permitted

Children & Infants

  • Facilities for children

Parking & Transport

  • On Bus Route

Payment Methods

  • Booking essential
  • Euros accepted
  • Special group rates

Establishment Features

  • Audio Commentary in Foreign Languages
  • Available for wedding receptions
  • Cater for groups
  • Dogs Accepted
  • Event Venue
  • Open all year
  • Toilets - On all covered Boats, not on open Boats

Specialist Features

  • Family Fun
  • Marketed towards children
  • Marketed towards families
  • Marketed towards senior citizens
  • Marketed towards student/youth

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Educational Visits Accepted
  • Guided Tours Available for Groups

Video

  • Ferry Boats - Heading Home Video
  • Ferry Boats - Nightrush Video
  • Ferry Boats - Matilda
  • How to get to the Temple Meads landing stage.

Map & Directions

Road Directions

Many landing stages accessible by public transport - see website for more information

TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor
  • Certificate of Excellence 2017

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

  • Excellent
    732
  • Very Good
    289
  • Average
    38
  • Poor
    7
  • Terrible
    6

Recent Reviews:

  • ottopoppy
    Bristol, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Friends getaway
    Xmas trip
    5 of 5 stars
    Thursday, 17th August 2017
    Took the grand kids along with their mum and dad to see father Xmas,he was picked up from a point in the socks along with a sach of presents for the kids,sherry and mince pies for every one else,A1... Read full review
  • Lin201
    Hull
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Lovely river boat ride
    5 of 5 stars
    Thursday, 17th August 2017
    The ferries run all the time, the staff are helpful and friendly. It is a very good way of getting around and seeing sights from the river. Read full review
  • mjr0108
    Houston, Texas
    Trip Type:
    Family
    Nothing Special but great to have available
    4 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 16th August 2017
    We walked from one end of the dock area to the other and then took the ferry back. Clean, pleasant staff and nice to see the dock from a different vantage point. Read full review
44 The Grove
Bristol
BS1 4RB

Tel: +44 (0)117 927 3416

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Awards

  • Bristol Tourism & Hospitality AwardSmall Attraction of the Year Winner 2013 Small Attraction of the Year Winner 2013 2014

Opening Times

Operates all year (1 Jan 2017 - 31 Dec 2017)

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