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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
  • matthew l
    Trip Type:
    Friends getaway
    Educational treat
    5 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 30th September 2018
    Took the Avon Gorge cruise - it was a surprise gift. 8 of us in total were thrilled to learn of the history surrounding Bristol's floating harbor, the locks and the gorge. There is a small bar on... Read full review
  • Vickytravelsaround
    Stafford, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Fun short trip
    4 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 17th February 2019
    We went on a 45min short trip around the harbour. It was very informative and lovely to hear tales from hundreds of years ago as well as see the buildings from another perspective. The guides were... Read full review
Ticket Office
Gas Ferry Road

Tel: +44 (0)117 926 8157

Opening Times

Bristol Packet (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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