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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.


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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:

  • JSDC1958
    Haywards Heath, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Great for private hire
    5 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 19th March 2019
    We booked the Flower of Bristol for three hours for a 90th birthday celebration. Booking was easy and everyone I dealt with was helpful, which carried on in the same vein throughout the trip. Two of... Read full review
  • lyninchelt
    Cheltenham, Australia
    Trip Type:
    A good 3 hour trip - pity about the overcrowding and "non" refreshments
    3 of 5 stars
    Monday, 1st April 2019
    Had a 3 hour trip on this boat. Skipper was lovely and very informative. We were so lucky with the weather which helped. For me there were too many people on the boat. I had to move every time... Read full review
  • Travelandrunning
    Trip Type:
    Friends getaway
    Great private lunch cruise
    5 of 5 stars
    Monday, 8th April 2019
    We took 50 guests on a three hour lunchtime cruise on Bagheera to celebrate our Golden Wedding. The staff were all very friendly and helpful, including helping to bring in our multi-tier cake from... Read full review
Ticket Office
Gas Ferry Road

Tel: +44 (0)117 926 8157

Opening Times

Open (1 Jan 2019 - 31 Dec 2019)

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

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Saturday, 2nd March 2019 - Saturday, 7th December 2019

Avon Gorge Cruise with Bristol Packet Boat Trips
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Tuesday, 4th June 2019 - Thursday, 26th September 2019

Riverside Pub Lunch Cruise with Bristol Packet Boat Trips
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Sunday, 21st April 2019 - Sunday, 15th September 2019

Sunday Drinks at Beese's Bar and Garden with Bristol Packet Boat Trips
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Sunday, 26th May 2019 - Sunday, 8th September 2019

Bristol to Bath with Bristol Packet Boat Trips
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Saturday, 12th January 2019 - Sunday, 3rd November 2019

City Dock Tours with Bristol Packet Boat Trips
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Tuesday, 7th May 2019 - Tuesday, 24th September 2019

Evening Tour of Dockside Pubs with Bristol Packet Boat Trips
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