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City Dock Tour more_vert

Learn about Bristol's rich maritime history


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Discover the fascinating history and contemporary culture of Bristol’s Floating Harbour.

  • Every Weekend, Daily During Summerdate_range
  • Subject to Weatherfilter_drama
  • Bristol Packet Office, BS1 6UNlocation_on
  • Watershed Pontoon, BS1 5TXlocation_on
  • Various - See Detailsaccess_time
  • Duration: 45 Minutesav_timer
  • Live Commentarymic
Avon Gorge Cruise more_vert

Cruise under Clifton Suspension Bridge


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Hear about the origins of the Floating Harbour and Brunel's famous Bridge as you cruise underneath.

  • Various - Mar to Nov date_range
  • Bristol Packet Office, BS1 6UNlocation_on
  • Subject to Tidewaves
  • Duration: 3.5 hoursav_timer
  • Live Commentarymic
  • Not Recommended for Under 6 Yrschild_care
Beese's Friday Lunch more_vert

Stop for lunch at a riverside bar & garden


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Head through the Floating Harbour and up the Avon to Beese's for lunch on the banks of the river.

  • Fri (Apr to Sept)date_range
  • Bristol Packet Office, BS1 6UNlocation_on
  • 10:45 am - 2:45 pmaccess_time
  • Duration: 4 hoursav_timer
  • Live Commentarymic
  • Stop for Lunchdeck
Beese's Sunday Drinks more_vert

Relaxing cruise with a riverside drink stop


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Escape the city and unwind with a cup of tea or a G&T overlooking the water.

  • Sun (Apr to Sept)date_range
  • Bristol Packet Office, BS1 6UN location_on
  • 4:30 pm - 7:30 pmaccess_time
  • Duration: 3 hours av_timer
  • Live Commentarymic
  • Stop for Drinksdeck
Bristol to Bath more_vert

One-way cruise to the iconic City of Bath


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Experience the beauty of the rural Avon on this six hour one-way trip to Bath.

  • Sun (Monthly, May to Sept)date_range
  • Bristol Packet Office, BS1 6UN location_on
  • 9:30 am - 3:30 pmaccess_time
  • Duration: Approx 6 hoursav_timer
  • Live Commentarymic
  • Stop for Lunchdeck
  • Not Recommended for Under 8 Yrschild_care
Cream Tea Cruise more_vert

Enjoy a Cream Tea on this leisurely cruise


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Learn about the origins of the Harbour and relax with a delicious homemade cream tea on the water.

  • Sun, Wed & Bank Holiday (Mar to Oct)    date_range
  • Bristol Packet Office, BS1 6UN location_on
  • 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm access_time
  • Duration: 2 hours av_timer
  • Live Commentarymic
  • Cream Tea Included in Ticket Priceemoji_food_beverage
Pub Lunch Cruise more_vert

Cruise up the Avon for a riverside pub lunch


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Cruise up the beautiful Avon and through a working lock before stopping for lunch at Hanham Mills.

  • Tues & Thur (Jun to Sept) date_range
  • Bristol Packet Office, BS1 6UN location_on
  • 10:45 am - 3:45 pm access_time
  • Duration: 5 hours av_timer
  • Live Commentarymic
  • Stop for Lunchdeck
Tour of Dockside Pubs more_vert

Visit some of Bristol’s best known pubs


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Experience Bristol from the water as you enjoy a drink on-board and stop at two harbourside pubs.

  • Every Tuesday (Jun to Sept) date_range
  • Watershed Pontoon, BS1 5TX location_on
  • 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm access_time
  • Duration: 2.5 hours av_timer
  • Pub Stops local_drink
  • Over 18 Years Only contact_mail
Weddings & Parties more_vert

Private Hire options for larger groups


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Exclusive boat hire options for your celebration, family gathering or corporate event.

  • Available All Yeardate_range
  • Any Harbourside Landing location_on
  • Duration: 1, 2 or 3 hours av_timer
  • Bar on Board local_bar
  • Catering by Arrangement restaurant
  • Play Your Own Music music_video