Educational Trips

City Docks Discovery

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

City Dock Tour

This five mile, 60 minute tour covers the whole of the Floating Harbour between Temple Meads Railway Station and the Cumberland Basin.

This trip is perfect as an introduction to the City of Bristol, or you can choose one of our themed commentaries which delve a bit deeper into a more focused set of subject areas and can be adpated to suit your needs.

This trip can depart from any public landing stage in the Harbour and is easily combined with a visit to other harbourside attractions such as the MShed Museum, We The Curious and Underfall Yard.

There is good access for coaches to drop off passengers at the Bristol Packet Office next to the SS Great Britain, and a limited amount of coach parking in the Maritime Heritage Centre (SS Great Britain) car park, or on Cumberland Road nearby.

Please note that we cannot guarantee that there will be space for your coach to park and all parking is subject to the standard tariffs set by Bristol City Council.

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Tour Rates

We have four boats available with a combined capacity of 245 passengers. Our two heated and covered boats; the Flower of Bristol and Bagheera are available for hire all year round. The below rates are for each boat at the stated capacity, but it is possible to book multiple boats for a larger group if you wish.

(55 max)
Flower of Bristol
(50 max)
(45 max)
Tower Belle
(95 max)
Price £ 200.00 £ 200.00 £ 200.00 £ 250.00

Availability and Booking

Contact us to discuss your options, check availability or make a booking.
Enquiries made through our enquiry form are viewed every day and we will respond as quickly as possible.