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Bristol Packet Boat Trips

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Bristol Packet Boat Trips

About

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.

Extras

Key Features

  • In town/city centre

Establishment Features

  • Cater for groups - Private hire available

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Guided Tours Available for Individuals

Map & Directions

Road Directions

Find out about the latest on the roads and get travel directions from TravelWest.info

Public Transport Directions

For comprehensive information about getting here by public transport, please visit TravelWest.info

TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor
  • Certificate of Excellence 2017

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

  • Excellent
    115
  • Very Good
    53
  • Average
    8
  • Poor
    6
  • Terrible
    4

Recent Reviews:

  • BubblesnDancing
    Trip Type:
    Friends getaway
    Wonderful afternoon cruising the gorge
    5 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 17th October 2017
    Spent a lovely afternoon on the tower belle with four friends cruising the Avon gorge, right out last the docks. Informative commentary and can take your own picnic. Will be doing this again and have... Read full review
  • RustyBrit
    Pickering, Canada
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Afternoon Cream tea and a pleasant jaunt up the river
    4 of 5 stars
    Monday, 16th October 2017
    We opted for the afternoon tea cruise, and were happy with the outcome. The trip up the river and back around the floating harbour was very restful after all our earlier driving, and the cream tea... Read full review
  • pbhPlymouth
    plymouth
    Trip Type:
    Solo travel
    Bristol from the water
    4 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 26th September 2017
    This 45 minute tour around the floating docks and inner waterways was a pleasant way to see some of the history of Bristol as a sea port.The commentary was informative and humorous and the seating... Read full review
Ticket Office
Gas Ferry Road
Bristol
BS1 6UN

Tel: +44 (0)117 926 8157

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Opening Times

Bristol Packet (1 Jan 2018 - 31 Dec 2018)

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

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