Onboard Catering

Food and Drink

Choose one of the below catering menus to be laid out or delivered for your guests on your private cruise. We are happy to provide vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free alternatives wherever possible.

Let us know your preferred menu 30 days in advance so we can book in with our suppliers.

Final numbers must then be confirmed 10 days before your trip.

Onboard Bar

  • Every boat has a fully licensed bar on board.
  • Arrange a free bar, or purchase drinks individually.
  • Cash and card payments are accepted on board.

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Welcome Prosecco

£5.75 Per Glass

  • A glass of chilled Prosecco ready for your guests as you board.

Savoury Nibbles


Cream Tea

£8.75 Per Person

  • A freshly baked scone
  • Selection of mini cakes or tarts
  • Cornish clotted cream
  • Strawberry jam
  • Cup of tea or coffee

Afternoon Tea

£15.00 Per Person

  • Sandwich Platters with Various Fillings
  • Hand Cooked Crisps
  • Freshly Baked Scone
  • Cornish Clotted Cream
  • Strawberry Jam
  • Selection of Mini Cakes or Tarts
  • Tea or Coffee

Wood-Fired Pizzas

£15.00 Per Person

  • Perfect for sharing
  • Collected from a local company at the start of your boat trip.
  • GLUTEN FREE base available, but not suitable for coeliacs.
    V = vegetarian
  • Vegan options are available on request for pizzas marked Vgn

Menu options include:

  • Margherita (V or Vgn) – Tomato sauce, Glastonbury Fior Di Latte mozzarella, parmesan & fresh basil
  • Classic Pepperoni – English Cobble Lane pepperoni, Tomato sauce & Glastonbury Fior Di Latte mozzarella
  • Hawaiian Five-Oh – Ham, fresh pineapple, Glastonbury mozzarella & crushed red chillis
  • Feelin’ Clucky – barbecue sauce base with chipotle chicken, roasted red peppers, sweetcorn & red onion
  • G.O.A.T (V) – Goat’s cheese, mozzarella, roasted garlic mushrooms, pine nuts, spinach & caramelised onion
  • Aubergine Kenobi (V or VGn) – roast aubergine, sunblush tomatoes, Glastonbury mozzarella, Parmesan, spinach, roast pumpkin seeds, chilli flakes, chilli oil & basil

Fish & Chips

£13.75 Per Person

  • Freshly prepared and delivered to the boat ready for departure.
  • Ketchup, salt & vinegar are provided free of charge.
  • Minimum order 15 portions. Available Tues-Sat only.
  • Due to frying methods, our suppliers are not able to provide any Gluten Free Options.

Menu options include:

  • Cod & Chips
  • Haddock & Chips
  • Sausage & Chips
  • Battered Sausage & Chips
  • Vegetable Spring Roll & Chips (VGn)
  • Veggie Burger & Chips (V)

Please note:
Our supplier uses the same oil and fryers to cook all of their products. For this reason, this option is not suitable for allergen sufferers, including those with nut allergies or Coeliac disease. Additionally, this option may not be prefereable for vegans and vegetarians.

Boathouse Buffet

£19.50 Per Person

Classic self-serve buffet prepared using the best fresh local ingredients.
Laid out on board, ready to eat whenever you choose.

Minimum order 15 people.

Menu options include:

  • Cheese board with 3 Local Cheeses, Grapes & Chutney (GF)(V)
  • Deli Meats & Pickles platters (GF)
  • Homemade Miso Barley Mushroom Rolls (VGn)
  • Homemade Pork & Apple Sausage Rolls
  • Roasted Courgette, Potato & Ricotta Frittata (GF)(V)
  • Red Cabbage & Carrot Slaw (GF)(VGn)
  • Baby New Potato Salad (GF)(V)
  • Bristol Loaf Sourdough, Hummus (VGn) & Butter (V)
  • Fruity Flapjack & Chocolatey Cake Bites with Strawberries (GF / VGn available on request)

Please note:
Let us know your preferred menu 30 days in advance so we can book in with our suppliers.
Final numbers must then be confirmed 10 days before your trip.

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.