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Bristol Packet Boat Trips

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Address: Gas Ferry Road | SS Great Britain Car Park, Bristol BS1 6UN, England
Phone Number:
+44 117 926 8157
09:30 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:30 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

Bristol Packet Boat Trips provide Harbour Tours, River Cruises and Boat...

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.

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45 minute tour

Went on the 45 minute harbour tour yesterday which is £6.50 for an adult. Although it was quite a short boat trip, it was very informative and showed a nice section of Bristol to... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went on the 45 minute harbour tour yesterday which is £6.50 for an adult. Although it was quite a short boat trip, it was very informative and showed a nice section of Bristol to us as first time visitors. The boat we went on was completely covered which was great as it was tipping it down, however the windows were... More 

Thank GraceeeeBrown
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017

Booked a private boat for 19 women to celebrate a birthday. Superb fun experience. Would highly recommend any party to do the same. It was a surprise for all the women and they loved it, great staff, friendly and allowed us to have fun. Awesome!!!!!!!!

Thank debbieperr0tt
Luke D, Manager at Bristol Packet Boat Trips, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. It's fantastic to hear feed back from our customers and we are so please you had a great time on your trip. Thank you. Luke More 

Llawhaden, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

Really enjoyed the 45min trip packed with information and quirky facts. Well worth doing. Will be back next year 5o do the 5hr trip from Bristol to Bath by barge

Thank Les H
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141 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

The Bristol Packet company provides a variety of boat trips commencing at Bristol Harbour. We chose the trip down the Avon to Avonmouth and back. I am a Bristolian but still learnt new facts from the informative on-board commentary. A cold day but warm inside; on hot days the roof can be opened. The highlight of the trip was passing... More 

Thank Cranside
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13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

We had the Bagheera pick us up from Mud Docks Cafe and take 50 wedding guests to Temple Meads, the journey was only 30minutes but it was 100% worth it. The children loved it, adults danced all the way there and it was an amazing part of the day which really did add a different element to the wedding. Definitely... More 

Thank Joseph B
Winchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

After a hard day as culture vultures on the Saturday, we needed and got a lovely interlude on the canals. With interesting and informative commentary, you get to find out about the canals and the land,arks of interest and significance. Can even squeak in a sneaky glass of wine if you want

Thank martin s
Bristol, United Kingdom
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91 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

whilst the weather was good this summer we treated ourselves to a trip down the river on the Bristol Packet which turned out to be thoroughly enjoyable experience. The on board commentary was interesting as well as informative and interesting it gave us a different angle to industrial Bristol from a boats view.

Thank webbscatering
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87 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

If you are looking for a leisurely cruise around Bristol harbour this is the one. We had a great water view of the ss Great Britain and could have gone to Clifton but we were time constrained. Crew were very informative giving historical facts about the waterways as we sat back and enjoyed a coffee as we headed under the... More 

Thank kentlad
Salisbury, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

We thoroughly enjoyed our trip in bright sun on a Sunday morning. The boat trip is just long enough, just the right amount of thoughtful chat and quite a historic spot. Very good. I think it complements a trip to the SS Great Britain that is 50 metres along the quay, as you get some of the context of Bristol... More 

Thank John F
Oxford, United Kingdom
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92 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

This was a girls only celebration for my good friend's 40th. What an afternoon we had, great crew on board very helpful with a fully stocked bar. The sun was shining the music was playing, the wine was flowing what more could you want. This is a must for any celebration. Thank you.

Thank Niki Y

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