Bristol Packet Boat Trips

Public Boat Trips


City Docks Tour

Discover the fascinating history and contemporary culture of Bristol’s Floating Harbour on this 45 min tour. Informative and entertaining commentary given on board.

Runs every weekend throughout the year and daily during Summer and School Holidays (weather permitting). Please call 0117 926 8157 to check if running.

Spaces on these trips are not bookable in advance. Tickets can be purchased on the day from Bristol Packet office, on the boat or at Tourist Information Centre.

Fare: Adult £6.75 Senior £6.25 Child £4.75 Family £20

Departure Time
SS Great Britain, BS1 6UN
11:00 am 11:45 am 12:30 pm 2:15 pm 3:00 pm 3:45 pm
Packet Pontoon Watershed
11:15 am 12:00 noon 12:45 pm 2:30 pm 3:15 pm 4:00 pm

Cream Tea Cruise

Take in the sights and hear about Bristol’s rich maritime history as you cruise through the Floating Harbour and up onto rural stretches of the Avon. Freshly baked Cream Tea included in ticket price. Wed, Sun & Bank Holiday Mon from May to October.

Advanced booking essential.

Fare: Adult £16.00 Senior £14.50 Child £11.00 Concession £14.50
Departure Departs Returns
Bristol Packet Office (SS Great Britain), BS1 6UN 2:00 pm 4:00 pm


Lunch Trip to Beese's Bar and Garden

Leave the city behind and enjoy a leisurely cruise up the river with a 90min stop for lunch at this popular destination on the banks of the picturesque Avon.

Please note: Refreshments at Beese's are not included in ticket price.

Advanced booking highly recommended.

Fare: Adult £15.50 Senior £13.25 Child £9.00 Concession £13.25 Family £42.50

 

Departure Departs Returns
Bristol Packet Office (SS Great Britain), BS1 6UN 10:45 am 2:45 pm


Beese's Bar and Garden - Sunday Drinks

Escape the city and cruise upstream for a late afternoon drink at this popular destination on the picturesque banks of the Avon.

April - September

Ticket prices do not include drinks at Beese's. Please note that Beese's kitchen will be closed, so no Sunday Lunch or Cream Teas will be available during this trip.

Fare: Adult £14.00 Senior £12.00 Child £9.00 Concession £12.00 Family £42.50
Departure Departs Returns
Bristol Packet Office (SS Great Britain), BS1 6UN 4:30 pm 7:30 pm

 


Avon Gorge Cruises

Spectacular views of Clifton Suspension Bridge and the Avon Gorge as you head downstream towards the Bristol Channel. Passengers are welcome to bring their own picnic. Tea, coffee, snacks and fully licenced bar on board.

Advanced booking highly recommended.

Departs and Returns: Bristol Packet Office (SS Great Britain), BS1 6UN

Fare: Adult £17.75 Senior £15.50 Child £13.50 Concession £15.50


Riverside Pub Lunch Cruise

The perfect day out on the river. Cruise upstream along beautiful rural stretches of the Avon and enjoy the full 'riverboat experience' as you navigate through Hanham Lock before stopping for lunch.

Includes an hour stop at Hanham Mills for lunch - choose from The Old Lock and Weir or Chequers Inn, or bring your own picnic to eat on the way

Every Tuesday and Thursday from June to mid-September

Food and drinks at the pubs are not included in the ticket price. Advanced booking highly recommended.

Fare: Adult £16.50 Senior £14.25 Child £10.00 Concession £14.25 Family £47.00

Departure Departs Returns
Bristol Packet Office (SS Great Britain), BS1 6UN 10:45 am 3:30 pm


Evening Tour of Dockside Pubs

Perfect for individuals, couples and small groups. Cruise around the City in style as the sun goes down and see Bristol's harbourside attractions light up as you enjoy a drink on-board and stop at two harbourside pubs along the way. Strictly over 18s only.

Ticket prices do not include drinks on the boat or at the pub stops.

Range of alcoholic and soft drinks, tea and coffee available from the on-board bar.

Advanced booking essential.

Fare: Adult £14.50 Senior £12.00 Students £12.00

 

Departure Departs Returns
Bristol Packet Office (SS Great Britain), BS1 6UN 7:30 pm 10:00 pm

 


Bristol to Bath

Enjoy a whole day on the river as you travel between these two iconic Westcountry cities. This one way six hour trip rises through six locks as you cruise along beautiful stretches of the rural Avon. Includes a stop at The Jolly Sailor for lunch or bring your own picnic to eat on board.

Advanced booking essential.

Departure Departs Aprox Arrival Bath
Bristol Packet Office (SS Great Britain), BS1 6UN 10:45 am 3:30 pm / 4:00 pm

 

Fare: Adult £32.00 Senior £29.50 Child £24.00 Concession £29.50



Child = 5 to 16 years old. Senior = over 60's. Family = 2 Adults & 2 Children