Private Boat Hire

Boats & Bubbles

Set sail on a private cruise with the Hydrogenesis and our exclusive “Boats & Bubbles” package, tailored for groups of up to 12. Navigate through the bustling Bristol docks at your leisure, choosing the sights and sounds of your voyage.
The captain is at your disposal to take you anywhere within the docks, making each journey uniquely yours.
Complemented by two chilled bottles of Prosecco and carefully selected nibbles, your cruise is guaranteed to be a memorable experience.

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1-3 hours

Licensed Bar Onboard

Two Bottle Prosecco Included

Play Your Own Music

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Create your perfect Trip

Our packages are designed to offer you the most flexibility and customisation, ensuring your boat trip is tailor-made for you.

To create your perfect boat trip follow these steps and then complete the enquiry form:

  • Decide on the duration of your trip to ensure it fits perfectly with your plans.
  • This trip can depart from any public landing stage in the Floating Harbour
  • Lastly, let us know your preferred dates.

Please note: During ‘Spring Tides’ access to the river may be restricted. Call our office or submit an enquiry to check availability and tides for your preferred date.

Prices are calculated based on your chosen boat, the duration of your trip, and the final number of passengers.

A deposit of £150 is required to secure your booking in the diary. The remaining balance will then be due on the day of the trip.




Cruise Duration
Package with Prosecco,
& Nibbles
1hr Cruise
1.5hr Cruise
2hr Cruise
3hr Cruise

Send Enquiry

Enquiries made through our form are viewed every day and we will respond as quickly as possible

Or if you prefer contact us directly to discuss your options, check availability or make a booking.

Catering Required


7 May 2024
Great for special occasions, lots of fun! We had such a fabulous time on the Bagheera boat! There were 21 of us for a Hen Party, and it was a blast. The bar was well stocked, the crew were friendly, there was a microphone for us to use for games, and we could play our own music. Perfect! Booking was really simple, and communication great. Thank you!
3 February 2024
Do it! The boat trip was fabulous, thank you to Jude. There were only five of us for my sister’s hen do. We got to play our own music, chill have fun and not worry about anyone or anything else
18 December 2023
Excellent views of the city I went on one of these boats at the end of a self-guided tour of the harbourside. It was absolutely lovely. I'm not great with mobility, but I was helped onto and off the boat. What a good way to see the city!
David P
David P
8 September 2023
Must do trip when in Bristol We went on the Avon Gorge tour today 8th September. With Will as our guide,Steve the driver and Joe doing everything else. They were all fabulous and the trip well worth the money. Will was balanced giving out really good information through the trip with humour. The views were fabulous and we were very lucky with weather. Would recommend the trip
Esther W
Esther W
28 August 2023
fun fact after fun fact! lovely lil float around the dock learning a lot about the city! went on the 45 min boat ride and it was indeed fun fact after fun fact, cheers jude!
anthony w
anthony w
14 August 2023
Well worth going to the sites from the river and for Neville's commentry The weather was poor but it did not spoil the pleasure of this trip from SS Great Britain to the Bristol Channel. We were treated to an interesting and entertaining commentary from Neville. His knowledge of facts and noteworthy events was superb. But he did not lecture us, it was a delightful 3hrs, thank you Neville.
26 June 2023
Cracking Cream Tea We met friends for the 2 hour cream tea cruise. The scones were delicious and quite possibly the best I have ever had. The lemon drizzle cake and chocolate brownie were also full of flavour. It was a great sightseeing tour and a perfect way to spend a Sunday afternoon, seeing parts of Bristol we may never have see on foot. Our guide was very knowledgeable and engaged well with the passengers. She was interesting, friendly and funny and pointed out many of the moored boats and their history along the way. This trip made our weekend in Bristol even more memorable.
4 June 2023
Highly recommend… Wanted to do a boat trip around the harbour with my 8 year old Son and saw the good reviews. So glad we chose this trip- 45 mins around the harbour. Only £15 for both of us. Very interesting and enjoyable. Lovely comfortable boat, friendly crew. Would highly recommend and would do this again.
Karen P
Karen P
3 June 2023
Fabulous Evening I arranged a 3 hour boat trip for 30+ work colleagues. The crew were excellent: friendly, helpful and fun. We had 2 pub stops to the Grain Barge and Kings Road where we did not feel rushed in any way to get back to the boat. There was plenty of room onboard and plenty of choice at the bar. Everyone had a fantastic time and I’m sure we will have other trips in future. Thank you Bristol Packet Tours!
tracy s
tracy s
1 June 2023
A perfect afternoon on the water. This 45 minute boat trip is a perfect way to explore Bristol's beautiful and historic harbour. Our hosts George and Archie were fantastic, engaging and knowledgeable. They delivered a perfect tour with great facts and were able to answer our questions and provide a lovely glass of wine. Will definitely be booking the longer pub lunch trip next time we are in Bristol.