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Number Seven Boat Trips

The Old Bridge Master Cabin, Prince Street, Bristol, BS1 4RH

Tel: +44 (0)117 929 3659

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Number Seven


Number Seven Boat Trips was established in 1999 as a passenger boat company providing public ferry services and private charter trips around Bristol and on the River Avon.

Number Seven Boat Trips operate a fleet of four boats, offering passenger capacities of fifty, thirty-six and twenty-eight. Each of them is available for private river cruises, as well providing regular public ferry services around Bristol's historic Floating Harbour. All the boats are crewed by qualified boatmasters and mates.

You can enjoy a leisurely cruise through the Floating Harbour and onto the River Avon. Daytime trips are available from March to October (weather permitting), with the changing seasons showing the river and surrounding countryside.

The four-hour Avon Gorge trip starts in the Floating Harbour. Number Seven Boat Trips make their way into the Cumberland Basin, arriving three hours before high water. Here the team enter the lock, and after the water level is lowered, join the River Avon some two and a half hours before high water.

Number Seven Boat Trips also operate the cross harbour ferry from Brunel's ss Great Britain to the Harbourside (Hotwells). This is a council subsidised service.

Opening Times

Open (1 Jan 2020 - 31 Dec 2020)

* Please see website for full timetable details.

The above times should be used as an indicator during the recovery phase from the global pandemic.

Please double-check details by visiting the website via the link above before you visit

Further Information


  • Guide Dogs Permitted

Establishment Features

  • Dogs Accepted
  • Event Venue
  • Toilets

Key Features

  • In town/city centre
  • Outdoor Attraction
  • Smoking Some Areas

Languages spoken

  • Spanish spoken

Payment Methods

  • Special group rates

Specialist Features

  • Family Fun
  • Marketed towards children
  • Marketed towards families
  • Marketed towards senior citizens
  • Marketed towards student/youth

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Demonstrations Given
  • Educational Visits Accepted
  • Guided Tours Available for Groups
  • Guided Tours Available for Individuals

Venue Facilities

  • Groups Accepted



TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

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    Recent Reviews:

    • Cle0me
      Chepstow, United Kingdom
      Lovely Afternoon
      4 of 5 stars
      Wednesday, 21st August 2019
      The staff were great and our group of 28 fitted into the social space perfectly. The cruise was delightful. although the buffet sandwiches were disappointing, but the scones lovely. Bar good value... Read full review
    • RobininBRISTOL
      Bristol, United Kingdom
      Great service - if it is not raining
      4 of 5 stars
      Thursday, 22nd August 2019
      These colourful boats and interesting teams are a fine way around the harbour but - not ideal if it is raining! Also run the cross harbour ferry from the SS Great Britain - shame it doesn't run a... Read full review
    • 4567TR
      Fantastic afternoon on the Silver Salmon
      5 of 5 stars
      Monday, 2nd September 2019
      We couldn't have been more delighted with our hen party cruise down the Avon on the Silver Salmon. We were a group of 30 people, and cruised for two hours. The boat was extremely comfortable and... Read full review

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