Bristol Packet Boat Trips

Public Boat Trips

Times and dates of all our public boat trips. To book a trip call our office on 0117 926 8157
NB. Any Bristol Packet boat can and maybe be used for a public trip. Public Trips are subject to availability.

City Docks Tour - Every Day (subject to weather)

Discover the fascinating history and contemporary culture of Bristol’s Floating Harbour on this 45 min tour. Informative and entertaining commentary given on board. Departing from Wapping Wharf near SS Great Britain and Bristol Packet Pontoon Watershed. Every weekend throughout the year and daily during Summer and School Holidays (weather permitting). Please call 0117 926 8157 to check if running.

Fare: Adult £6.50 Senior £6.00 Child £4.25 Family £19

Departure Time
ss Great Britain
11:00 am 11:45 am 12:30 pm 2:15 pm 3:00 pm 3:45 pm
Packet Pontoon Watershed
11:15 am 12:00 noon 12:45 pm 2:30 pm 3:15 pm 4:00 pm

Tea Trip To Beese's Tea and Beer Gardens

Visit this popular riverside destination with an hour stop at Beese's for cream teas and other refreshments. Every Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday (Starting 14th April to end of September) Also every Friday during School Holidays.
Refreshments at Beese's are not included in ticket price.

Advanced booking recommended.

May 28th FULL May 29th June 4th June 11th June 18th
June 25th FULL July 2nd July 9th July 16th July 23th
July 28th July 30th Aug 4th Aug 6th Aug 11th
Aug 13th FULL Aug 18th Aug 20th Aug 25th Aug 27th
Aug 28th 1st Sep Sep 3rd Sep 10th FULL Sep 17th
Sep 24th        
Departure Departs Returns Adult Senior Child
ss Great Britain 2:00 pm 5:50 pm £13.00 £11.00 £8.00
Bristol Packet Pontoon Watershed 2:15 pm 5:35 pm

Family Tickets: £37

Lunch Trip to Beese's Tea and Beer Gardens

Cruise up the rural River Avon to Beese's with an hour stop for lunch. Available on Fridays May to mid-September.
Refreshments at Beese's not included in ticket price.

Advanced booking recommended.

May 5th May 12th May 19th May 26th June 2nd June 9th
June 16th June 23rd June 30th FULL July 7th July 14th July 21st
July 28th Aug 4th Aug 11th Aug 18th Aug 25th Sep 1st
Sep 8th FULL Sep 15th Sep 22nd Sep 29th    
Departure Departs Returns Adult Senior Child
ss Great Britain 11:00 am 2:45 pm £13.00 £11.00 £8.00
Bristol Packet Pontoon Watershed 11.15 am 2:30 pm

Family Tickets: £37

Cream Tea Cruise

One hour 45 minute cruise of the historic harbour with cream tea onboard. Cream tea is included in ticket price. Advanced booking recommended.

May 31st June 7th June 14th June 21st June 28th July 5th
July 12th July 19th July 26th Aug 2nd Aug 9th Aug 16th
Aug 23rd Aug 30th Sep 6th Sep 13th Sep 20th Sep 27th
Departure Departs Returns Adult Senior Child
ss Great Britain 2:30 pm 4:15 pm £15.50 £13.50 £11.00
Bristol Packet Pontoon Watershed 2:45 pm 4:30 pm

Avon Gorge Cruises

Spectacular views of Clifton Suspension Bridge and the Avon Gorge as you head downstream towards the
Bristol Channel. Passengers are welcome to bring their own picnic, tea, coffee, snacks and full bar on board.

Advanced booking essential.

Departs and Returns: ss Great Britain

Fare: Adult £17.00 Senior £15.00 Child £13.00

Date Departs Returns
May  6th  (Sat)  2017 Fully Booked 2:00pm 5:30pm
May  7th  (Sun)  2017 Fully Booked 3:00pm 6:30pm
May 20th  (Sat)  2017 Fully Booked 11:30pm 3:00pm
May 21st  (Sun)  2017 Fully Booked 1:00pm 4:30pm
Jun  4th  (Sun)  2017 1:25pm 4:55pm
Jun 18th  (Sun)  2017 10:55am 2:30pm
Jun 21st  (Wed)  2017 2:40pm 6:10pm
Jul  1st  (Sat)  2017 10:30am 2:00pm
Jul  2nd  (Sun)  2017 11:30am 3:00pm
Jul 16th  (Sun)  2017 9:35am 1:05pm
Jul 20th  (Thu)  2017 Fully Booked 2:15pm 5:45pm
Jul 29th  (Sat)  2017 9:05am 12:35pm
Jul 30th  (Sun)  2017 9:40am 1:10pm
Jul 31st  (Mon)  2017 10:20am 1:50pm
Aug  1st  (Tue)  2017 11:25am 2:55pm
Aug  2nd  (Wed)  2017 12:45pm 4:15pm
Aug  3rd  (Thu)  2017 1:50pm 5:20pm
Aug  4th  (Fri)  2017 2:45pm 6:15pm
Aug  5th  (Sat)  2017 Fully Booked 3:40pm 7:10pm
Aug 14th  (Mon)  2017 9:15am 12:45pm
Aug 15th  (Tue)  2017 10:00am 1:30pm
Aug 16th  (Wed)  2017 11:05pm 2:35pm
Aug 17th  (Thu)  2017 12:30pm 4:00pm
Aug 18th  (Fri)  2017 2:00pm 5:30pm
Aug 19th  (Sat)  2017 3:10pm 6:35pm
Aug 29th  (Tue)  2017 9:30am 1:00pm
Aug 30th  (Wed)  2017 10:15am 1:45pm
Aug 31st  (Thu)  2017 11:45am 3:15pm
Sep  1st  (Fri)  2017 1:15pm 4:45pm
Sep  3rd  (Sun)  2017 3:15pm 6:45pm
Sep 16th  (Sat)  2017 Fully Booked 1:50pm 5:20pm
Sep 17th  (Sun)  2017 2:55pm 6:25pm
Sep 30th  (Sat)  2017 12:30pm 4:00pm
Oct  1st  (Sun)  2017 Fully Booked 1:45pm 5:15pm
Oct 14th  (Sat)  2017 12:15pm 3:45pm
Oct 15th  (Sun)  2017 1:30pm 5:00pm
Oct 28th  (Sat)  2017 9:45am 1:15pm
Oct 29th  (Sun)  2017 10:15am 2:45pm
Nov 11th  (Sat)  2017 9:20am 12:50pm
Dec 10th  (Sun)  2017 9:00am 12:30pm

Riverside Pub Lunch Cruise

Travel upstream on the beautiful rural River Avon and through Hanham Lock, with an hour stop at Hanham Weir for lunch at the Old Lock and Weir or Chequers Inn, or bring your own picnic.
Every Thursday from June to mid-September and every Tuesday & Thursday during Summer Holidays.

1st June 8th June 15th June 22nd June FULL 29th June 6th July 13th July 20th July
July 25th July 27th Aug 1st Aug 3rd Aug 8th Aug 10th Aug 15th Aug 17th
Aug 22nd Aug 24th Aug 29th Aug 31st Sep 7th Sep 14th    

Departure Departs Returns Adult Senior Child
ss Great Britain 11:00 am 4:00 pm £14.00 £13.00 £8.50
Bristol Packet Pontoon Watershed 11:15 am 3:45 pm

Family Tickets: £37.50

Day Trip To Bath

By popular request. One way five hour river cruise to Bath. Full bar on board, stop at riverside tavern for lunch or bring a picnic. Advanced booking essential.

Departing ss Great Britain 9:30am.

Fare: Adult £29 Senior £27 Child £22

May 14th Sun
June 11th Sun
July 9th Sun
Aug 13th Sun
Sept 3rd Sun

Child = 4 to 16 years old. Senior = over 60's.

Gift Vouchers Online

  • Gift Vouchers for boat trips are now available to buy online. Perfect for a Birthday present or celebration.