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 offer a range of public sailings complimented by award winning, live commentary. This year they’re celebrating their 50th anniversary so why not join in their celebrations and book a cruise!

Whether you want to discover the fascinating history of Bristol’s floating harbour, cruise under Brunel’s iconic Clifton Suspension bridge or head upriver whilst tucking into their legendary Cream Tea Bristol Packet has trips to suit the whole family and any occasion.

Bristol Packet run five unique boats each with its own fully stocked bar providing hot and cold drinks and W.C. facilities. All public sailings depart from Bristol Packet office (BS1 6UN) which can be found next to the SS Great Britain. For further information on their Public Sailings please see Bristol Packet Website.

In addition to their public sailing Bristol Packet can also provide private charters for groups of up to 95 passengers. From baby showers to Weddings and Birthdays Bristol Packet has hosted some great parties over the years!

General Public Sailings 

City Dock Tour

Cream Tea Cruise

Avon Gorge Cruise (under Bristol Suspension Bridge)

Lunch Trip to Beese’s

Evening Cruise to Beese’s

Pub Lunch Cruise to Hanham Mills

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


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Opening Times

Open (21 Apr 2024 - 12 Dec 2024)
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:

    • David P
      Trip Type:
      Must do trip when in Bristol
      5 of 5 stars
      Friday, 8th September 2023
      We went on the Avon Gorge tour today 8th September. With Will as our guide,Steve the driver and Joe doing everything else. They were all fabulous and the trip well worth the money. Will was balanced... Read full review
    • S S
      London, United Kingdom
      Excellent views of the city
      5 of 5 stars
      Monday, 18th December 2023
      I went on one of these boats at the end of a self-guided tour of the harbourside. It was absolutely lovely. I'm not great with mobility, but I was helped onto and off the boat. What a good way to see... Read full review
    • Lynds78
      Trip Type:
      Friends getaway
      Do it!
      5 of 5 stars
      Saturday, 3rd February 2024
      The boat trip was fabulous, thank you to Jude. There were only five of us for my sister’s hen do. We got to play our own music, chill have fun and not worry about anyone or anything else Read full review

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