Bristol Packet Boat Trips

Ticket Office, Gas Ferry Road, Bristol, BS1 6UN

Tel: +44 (0)117 926 8157

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Bristol Packet Boat Trips

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Bristol Packet Boat Trips are currently running a revised timetable of 45 minute trips from the Queens Steps at Brunel's SS Great Britain with 2m spacing on the boat.

They are also offering small private parties where they ensure social distancing between household groups.

Visit their website for more information and to book these services.

Bristol Packet Boat Trips offer harbour tours and river cruises with award winning commentaries.

A 45-minute tour of the Harbour is the perfect way to learn about Bristol’s fascinating history. Alternatively take a two hour cream tea cruise of the harbour.

Upstream trips include afternoon trips to Beeses Tea Gardens, lunch trips to Hanham, Lunch trips to Beeses and day trips to Bath.

An Avon Gorge Cruise takes you downstream, sailing through the floating harbour into the Junction Lock where you will lock down onto the tidal part of the Avon. Enjoy spectacular views of the Gorge and Brunel’s Suspension Bridge.

Bristol Packet run four boats - the famous Tower Belle, Bagheera, Redshank and Flower of Bristol and each boat has fully stocked bar providing hot and cold drinks and W.C. facilities.

Bristol Packet Boat Trips can carry private charters between 20 and 100 passengers, which are available all year.

General public trips operate every weekend and daily during Bristol’s school holidays. The boats depart from ss Great Britain, Watershed and Welsh Back.

Dog-friendly for some trips, please call before hand to check.

 

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Opening Times

Open (1 Jan 2020 - 31 Dec 2020)

* Please check details of public sailing times and contact us for private hire

The above times should be used as an indicator during the recovery phase from the global pandemic.

Please double-check details by visiting the website via the link above before you visit

Further Information

Establishment Features

  • Cater for groups - Private hire available

Key Features

  • In town/city centre

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Guided Tours Available for Individuals

TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

4.5 of 5 stars
  • Travelers Choice 2020
  • Excellent
    181
  • Very Good
    64
  • Average
    15
  • Poor
    12
  • Terrible
    8

Recent Reviews:

  • H1072PG
    Nottingham, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Family
    A lovely trip on the 100 year old Tower Belle
    5 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 27th October 2020
    We booked ahead by phone for the 1130 City Dock tour. A very welcoming team guided us on board to socially distanced seating. The 45 minute tour from SS Great Britain in the October sunshine was a... Read full review
  • MTMHampshire
    Trip Type:
    Family
    Lovely 45 min tour
    5 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 28th October 2020
    Lovely way to spend 45 min with great views including ones of SS Great Britain. There is a bar on board for hot drinks and beers etc. Definitely recommend Read full review
  • JTJD
    United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Great! Don’t miss this tour....
    5 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 10th November 2020
    We took the 45 min harbour tour on the Tower Belle & loved every minute of it! The boat was busy with tourists but adequate social distancing was maintained. Hot & cold drinks, including alcoholic... Read full review

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