Educational & School Trips

Educational Cruises and Tours for Schools and Colleges

We've been running educational cruises and tours for over 40 years

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Commentary Themes

Every trip includes a live commentary tailored to suit the age of the students.
The below themes have been designed to fit with the National Curriculum and can be adapted to suit your needs.

  • Origins of the City
  • Trade and Shipping
  • Transatlantic Slave Trade
  • Leisure and Tourism
  • SS Great Britain
  • Harbour Engineering
  • Great Western Railway
  • Clifton Suspension Bridge
  • City Regeneration
  • Urban Development
  • Changes in Land Use
  • Economic and Social Impact
  • Tidal Energy
  • Rising Water Levels
  • Investment and Environmental Impact
  • Current Development Projects
City Dock Tour more_vert

Fascinating for its rich maritime history, industrial archaeology, Brunel association & urban regeneration

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This five mile cruise around Bristol's Floating Harbour in the heart of the City can be adapted to your needs and works well with a visit to other local venues such as the MShed, We The Curious and Underfall Yard.

  • 60 minutesschedule
  • All Time Favouritestar
  • Historical Landmarkslocation_city
  • Tailored Commentarymic
  • Recommended for All Key Stagesschool
Avon Gorge Cruise more_vert

Cruise down the tidal Avon in the wake of a 1000 years of shipping and beneath Clifton Suspension Bridge

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Lock out of the Floating Harbour at Cumberland Basin as you learn about Brunel's iconic bridge and explore the history of the Avon Gorge and the importance of other riverside locations along the way.

  • 2.5 hoursschedule
  • Subject to Tidewaves
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  • Tailored Commentarymic
  • Recommended for Key Stage 2-5school
River Cruise more_vert

Travel through the City and cruise upstream onto rural stretches of the Avon keeping an eye out for wildlife

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Cruise through the Harbour and upstream onto rural stretches of the Avon. See herons, kingfishers and other wildlife. A three hour trip can include a stop for games or a picnic at Eastwood Farm Nature Reserve.

  • 2 or 3 Hoursschedule
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  • Historical Landmarkslocation_city
  • Tailored Commentarymic
  • Recommended for Key Stage 1 and 2school


We hope the below links will be useful in planning your next field trip or for use in your classroom.
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Availability and Booking

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