Educational Trips

River Cruise

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

River Cruise

Travel through the City past famous Harbourside landmarks and upstream onto rural stretches of the Avon keeping an eye out for herons, kingfishers and other wildlife.

Perfect for primary school summer outings, this three hour trip can include a one hour stop for games or a picnic on the riverbank at Eastwood Farm Nature Reserve.

This trip can depart from any public landing stage in the Floating Harbour. 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.

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

We have four boats available with a combined capacity of 245 passengers. The below rates are for each boat at the stated capacity, but it is possible to book multiple boats for larger groups.

Our two heated and covered boats; the Flower of Bristol and Bagheera are available for hire all year round, however we are only able to stop at Eastwood Farm between April and September and there is limited access to the river from October to March.

(55 max)
Flower of Bristol
(50 max)
(45 max)
Tower Belle
(95 max)
2hr Cruise £ 275.00 £ 275.00 £ 275.00 £ 375.00
3hr Cruise £ 375.00 £ 375.00 £ 375.00 £ 475.00

Availability and Booking

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