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

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 £6.75 Senior £6.25 Child £4.50 Family £19.50

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 1st April to end of September) Also every Friday during School Holidays.
Refreshments at Beese's are not included in ticket price.

Advanced booking recommended.

June 17th FULL June 24th FULL July 1st FULL July 8th FULL July 15th FULL
July 22nd July 27th July 29th Aug 3rd Aug 5th
Aug 10th Aug 12th Aug 17th Aug 19th Aug 24th
Aug 26th Aug 27th Aug 31st Sep 2nd Sep 9th
Sep 16th        
Departure Departs Returns Adult Senior Child
ss Great Britain 2:00 pm 5:50 pm £14.00 £12.00 £9.00
Bristol Packet Pontoon Watershed 2:15 pm 5:35 pm

Family Tickets (2 Adults 2 Children): £39


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 4th May 11th May 18th FULL May 25th June 1st June 8th
June 15th June 22nd June 29th July 6th July 13th July 20th
July 27th Aug 3rd Aug 10th Aug 17th Aug 24th Aug 31st
Sep 7th Sep 14th Sep 21st FULL Sep 28th    
Departure Departs Returns Adult Senior Child
ss Great Britain 10:45 am 3:00 pm £14.00 £12.00 £9.00
Bristol Packet Pontoon Watershed 11.00 am 2:45 pm

Family Tickets (2 Adults 2 Children): £39


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.

June 6th FULL June 13th FULL June 20th FULL June 27th July 4th July 11th
July 18th July 25th Aug 1st Aug 8th Aug 15th Aug 22nd
Aug 29th Sep 5th Sep 12th Sep 19th Sep 26th  
Departure Departs Returns Adult Senior Child
ss Great Britain 2:30 pm 4:15 pm £16.00 £14.50 £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 £17.50 Senior £15.50 Child £13.50

Date Departs Returns
June 21st Thur FULL 11:15am 2:45pm
June 24th Sun FULL 2:25pm 5:55pm
July 7th Sat 10:55am 2:25pm
July 8th Sun 12:10pm 3:40pm
July 19th Thur 9:45am 1:15pm
July 20th Fri 10:30am 2:00pm
July 23rd Mon 1:45pm 5:15pm
July 24th Tue 2:45pm 6:15pm
Aug 4th Sat 9:30am 1:00pm
Aug 5th Sun 10:20am 1:50pm
Aug 6th Mon 11:15am 2:45pm
Aug 7th Tue 12:50pm 4:20pm
Aug 8th Wed 2:10pm 5:40pm
Aug 9th Thurs 3:20pm 6:50pm
Aug 17th Fri 9:05am 12:35pm
Aug 18th Sat 9:45am 1:15pm
Aug 19th Sun 10:30am 2:00pm
Aug 20th Mon 11:50am 3:20pm
Aug 21st Tue 1:10pm 4:40pm
Aug 22nd Wed FULL 2:15pm 5:45pm
Aug 23rd Thurs 3:10pm 6:40pm
Sep 5th Wed 12:30pm 4:00pm
Sep 19th Wed 12:35pm 4:05pm
Sep 22nd Sat 3:30pm 7:00pm
Oct 6th Sat 2:55pm 6:25pm
Oct 20th Sat 2:05pm 5:35pm
Nov 3rd Sat 12:30pm 4:00pm
Nov 17th Sat 11:05am 2:35pm
Dec 1st Sat 10:45am 2:15pm

Riverside Pub Lunch Cruise

Travel upstream on the beautiful rural 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.

7th June 14th June 21st June 28th June 5th July 12th July 19th July July 24th
July 26th July 31st Aug 2nd Aug 7th Aug 9th Aug 14th Aug 16th Aug 21st
Aug 23rd Aug 28th Aug 30th Sep 4th Sep 6th Sep 20th    

Departure Departs Returns Adult Senior Child
ss Great Britain 11:00 am 4:00 pm £16.00 £14.00 £9.50
Bristol Packet Pontoon Watershed 11:15 am 3:45 pm

Family Tickets (2 Adults 2 Children): £45


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 £31.50 Senior £29 Child £24

Date
May 20th Sun
June 24th Sun FULL
July 29th Sun
Aug 19th Sun
Sept 16th Sun

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


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