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Bristol Packet Boat Trips

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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, 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.


Establishment Features

  • Cater for groups - Private hire available

Key Features

  • In town/city centre

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Guided Tours Available for Individuals

Map & Directions

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  • Certificate of Excellence 2018

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Recent Reviews:

  • Cassiebees
    Bristol, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Friends getaway
    Avon gorge cruise
    5 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 23rd September 2018
    We booked this trip for my father-in-law's & my mother's birthdays-both in their 80s. Ok the weather wasn't brilliant in fact it rained the whole trip. But lucky we were on the glass boat Bagheera so... Read full review
  • Wes_Charles
    London, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Very enjoyable with a great guide
    5 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 18th September 2018
    We had a lovely family day out on the Bristol Packet to celebrate my father's birthday. The boat was on time, clean, appeared to have a bar (but it was before lunch so didn't investigate properly... Read full review
  • Eric H
    Dover, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Ahoy Matey
    5 of 5 stars
    Friday, 14th September 2018
    We took and boat trip as a rest from the Great Britain, (still had the museum to do) we needed a sit down. It was a great boat, and the two crew were very good. We are both disabled but we were... Read full review
Ticket Office
Gas Ferry Road

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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