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Bristol Packet Boat Trips

Gas Ferry Road | SS Great Britain Car Park, Bristol BS1 6UN, England
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Wonderful

All the boats are lovely but Tower Bell is the best looker. Round the harbour, down the Avon or up... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
RobininBRISTOL
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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Glad i booked with this company

I d originally booked a trip along the gorge to the channel however the weather forecast on the day... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Lynette H
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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Bristol Packet Boat Trips provide Harbour Tours, River Cruises and Boat Parties. We also provide special educational trips with commentary's that can be adapted to suit the requirements of the group.
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good27%
  • Average4%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“minute tour” (11 reviews)
“harbour tour” (8 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Gas Ferry Road | SS Great Britain Car Park, Bristol BS1 6UN, England
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"minute tour"
in 11 reviews
"harbour tour"
in 8 reviews
"running commentary"
in 5 reviews
"informative commentary"
in 5 reviews
"lovely trip"
in 9 reviews
"ss great britain"
in 21 reviews
"riverside bar"
in 2 reviews
"sliding glass"
in 2 reviews
"floating harbour"
in 10 reviews
"hour cruise"
in 2 reviews
"enjoyable trip"
in 4 reviews
"bristol harbour"
in 8 reviews
"cream tea"
in 5 reviews
"avon gorge"
in 9 reviews
"excellent value for money"
in 5 reviews
"fascinating tour"
in 2 reviews
"different perspective"
in 3 reviews
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

All the boats are lovely but Tower Bell is the best looker. Round the harbour, down the Avon or up to Beeze for an outing. The helmsmen also give a well informed commentary.

Thank RobininBRISTOL
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I d originally booked a trip along the gorge to the channel however the weather forecast on the day our trip was booked said there would be thunder storms. As I d booked to take my elderly parents I contacted the company to ask if...More

Thank Lynette H
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice way to discover the harbour area of Bristol at a fair price. Takes you about 50min to do the tour. For non-english people it is difficult to understand the skipper / guide because of the strong accent. When rainy or cold, be well dressed.

Thank Pascal D
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I can really recommend the trip that we took to Beeser's. In that the the cruise was very well organised by Bristol Packet Boat Trips. My wife and I would have loved to have heard the commentary, but for the whole excursion a group of...More

Thank David C
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited today having previously done a 'reccy' for access purposes, 3 carers, 2 adults with learning disabilities. Waited patiently then we realised the boat didn't seem to be stopping at the ramp by the sign! We asked how we would get on the boat as...More

Thank VAUXHALL123
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Reviewed 7 May 2018

Took a 2 hour trip as part of a hen weekend, absolutely brilliant!!! The trip was all about us, the customers; tailored to what we wanted every step of the way. After a ‘lively’ Saturday night it was a lovely way to spend the early...More

Thank PODGE19
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Reviewed 2 May 2018

Our group of eight 70 year olds spent a weekend in Bristol. The Bristol Packet Sunday cruise to Beezes Tea Gardens was a pleasant way to spend an afternoon. Though a chilly April day, the boat enclosed boat kept us warm. A running commentary by...More

Thank Brian_StNeots
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Reviewed 29 April 2018

Went on a trip upriver to Beese's Riverside Bar that was organised to celebrate a friend's 70th. birthday. The weather was chilly for April but the boat was warm and comfortable inside. Having lived near Bristol for many years it was a real eye-opener to...More

Thank Anthony S
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Reviewed 13 April 2018 via mobile

You catch the boats on the City Dock. There are a variety of different tours starting at different times and taking from 45 minutes to six hours to suit everyone. We took the 45 minute city docks tour. The staff were very friendly and gave...More

Thank Nigel B
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Reviewed 26 February 2018

I got on the boat on a bit of a whim, I was just strolling by, but I am very happy I did as the tour was really good. A great way to get a handle on the harbour and the geography of the area...More

Thank matthow
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Luke D, Owner at Bristol Packet Boat Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 27 February 2018

Dear Matthow Thank you for your review. very pleased to hear you enjoyed the 'funny and informative commentary.' We always try our best to keep our boats shipshape and Bristol fashion with a regular maintenance program so very pleased to hear your feed. Kind Regards....More

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Charlotte C
14 January 2017|
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Response from Luke D | Property representative |
Hi. I would recommend a Tour Of Dockside Pubs. We can do smaller groups from £375. All our boats have bars onboard and you can play your own music through our sound system. Perfect for a hen do. Give us a call on 0117 926... More
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Rskinwill
20 December 2016|
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Response from Lakeland130 | Reviewed this property |
just checked website and it seems to be working. looks like they are closed for the rest of the year but running weekends after that.
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151roy
3 February 2016|
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Response from John C | Reviewed this property |
I do not, as I am a customer. They do have schedules on their website. Google bristolpacket and go to their website. I'd link it but TA does not allow hyperlinks.
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