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


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 and Cream Tea Cruises.

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.

Other trips include the City Docks Tour (daily in summer) and Pub Lunch Cruise.

Bristol Packet run five boats - the famous Tower Belle, Bagheera, Redshank, Flower of Bristol and Hydrogenesis (Our zero emissions party boat!). Each boat has fully stocked bar providing hot and cold drinks and W.C. facilities.

Bristol Packet Boat Trips can carry private charters up to 95 passengers, which are available all year.

General public trips operate every weekend and daily during Bristol’s school holidays. The public tours depart from the Bristol Packet office which can be found next to the SS Great Britain.

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


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Opening Times

Open (21 Apr 2022 - 12 Dec 2022)
Bank HolidayOpen

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

Further Information

Establishment Features

  • Cater for groups - Private hire available

Key Features

  • In town/city centre

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Guided Tours Available for Individuals



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Recent Reviews:

  • JessieR02
    Bristol, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Friends getaway
    Perfect booze cruise experience
    5 of 5 stars
    Thursday, 2nd June 2022
    Very helpful staff, could not do enough to help. We were able to move the dates multiple times due to covid. Staff are nice on the day, full access to speaker and playing own music. Lovely tour... Read full review
  • Asia S
    Trip Type:
    Friends getaway
    Incredibly disappointing mismanagement from head office
    1 of 5 stars
    Saturday, 11th June 2022
    I had an awful experience with this company - I hired a boat for my 21st birthday and paid a certain amount extra to put behind the bar so my friends couple enjoy free drinks. Apparently this caused... Read full review
  • ZSRedRock
    Great Booze Cruise
    5 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 21st June 2022
    Booked the Bagheera for a 3 hour tour of Dockside Pubs for a work event with 29 people and had an amazing time! We were ordinally worried that it would be too hot on the boat as it doesn't have an... Read full review

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