Bristol Packet Boat Trips

Public Boat Trips

Times and dates of all our public boat trips. To book a trip call our office on 0117 926 8157
NB. Any Bristol Packet boat can and maybe be used for a public trip. Public Trips are subject to availability.

City Docks Tour

Discover Bristol’s Floating Harbour, fascinating for its history and contemporary culture. Informative and entertaining commentary given on board. Departing from Wapping Wharf near SS Great Britain and Bristol Packet Pontoon Watershed. Every Weekend through out the year. Daily during Summer and School Holidays (weather permitting).

Fare: Adult £6.25 Senior £5.75 Child £4 Family £18

Departure Time
ss Great Britain
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

Afternoon Trip To Beese's Tea Gardens

Visit popular riverside destination. One hour stop for refreshments. Every Sunday and Bank Holiday Mondays (Starting 10th April to end of September) Also Friday during School Holidays. Refreshments not included in ticket price.

Advanced booking recommended.

Departure Departs Returns Adult Senior Child
ss Great Britain 2:00 pm 5:50 pm £12.50 £10.50 £8.00
Bristol Packet Pontoon Watershed 2:15 pm 5:35 pm £12.50 £10.50 £8.00
Bristol Bridge 2:35 pm 5:25 pm £11.50 £9.50 £7.50

Family Tickets: £36

Cream Tea Cruise - 2016

One hour 45 minute cruise of the historic harbour. Cream tea included in ticket price Advanced booking recommended. Every Wednesday from June 1st to September 14th.

June 1st June 8th June 15th June 22nd June 29th July 6th July 13th July 20th
July 27th Aug 3rd Aug 10th Aug 17th Aug 24th Aug 31st Sep 7th Sep 14th
Departure Departs Returns Adult Senior Child
ss Great Britain 2:30 pm 4:15 pm £15.25 £13.25 £11.00
Bristol Packet Pontoon Watershed 2:45 pm 4:30 pm £15.25 £13.25 £11.00

Lunch Trip to Beeses - 2016

Cruise up the Avon to Beeses for Lunch. Available on Fridays May to mid Spetmber. See dates below
May 6th May 13th May 20th May 27th June 3rd June 10th June 17th June 24th
July 1st July 8th July 15th July 22nd July 29th Aug 5th Aug 12th Aug 19th
Aug 26th Sep 2nd Sep 9th          
Departure Departs Returns Adult Senior Child
ss Great Britain 11:00 am 2:45 pm £12.50 £10.50 £8.00
Bristol Packet Pontoon Watershed 11.15 am 2:30 pm £12.50 £10.50 £8.50

Avon Gorge Cruises - 2016

Sailing through the Floating Harbour, locking out on to the tidal Avon and through the spectacular gorge. Sail under Brunel's Clifton Suspension Bridge and down the river to the Bristol Channel. Full bar serving hot and cold drinks, passengers are welcome to bring their own picnic.

Advanced booking essential.

Departs and Returns: ss Great Britain

Fare: Adult £16.75 Senior £14.75 Child £12.75

Date Departs Returns
June 19th Sun 4:35pm 8:00pm
July 10th Sun 9:00am 12:20pm
July 27th Wed 10:15am 1:45pm
July 28th Thu 11:15am 2:45pm
July 29th Fri 12:45pm 4:15pm
July 31st Sun 3:05pm 6:30pm
Aug 10th Wed 9:15am 12:45pm
Aug 11th Thur 10:00am 1:30pm
Aug 12th Fri 11:10am 2:35pm
Aug 13th Sat 12:40pm 4:10pm
Aug 14th Sun 1:45pm 5:15pm
Aug 15th Mon 2:50pm 6:15pm
Aug 16th Tue 3:50pm 7:15pm
Aug 24th Wed 9:00am 12:30pm
Aug 25th Wed 9:45am 1:15pm
Aug 26th Fri 11:05am 2:20pm
Aug 28th Sun 1:45pm 5:15pm
Aug 29th Mon 2:50pm 6:20pm
Sep 10th Sat 10:15am 1:35pm
Sep 11th Sun 11:35am 3:00pm
Sep 24th Sat 10:30am 2:00pm
Sep 25th Sun 12:15pm 3:40pm
Oct 9th Sun 9:30am 1:00pm
Oct 23rd Sun 10:15am 1:45pm
Nov 26th Sat 2:00pm 5:30pm
Dec 10th Sat 12:40pm 4:10pm

Lunchtime River Trip To Hanham

With one hour stop for pub lunch or bring your own picnic. Every Tuesday and Thursday during Summer Holidays

Departure Departs Returns Adult Senior Child
ss Great Britain 11.00 am 4 pm £13.50 £12.50 £8.50
Bristol Packet Pontoon Watershed 11.15 am 3.45 pm £13.50 £12.50 £8.50

Day Trip To Bath 2016

By popular request. One way five hour river cruise to Bath. Full bar on board, stop at riverside tavern for lunch or bring a picnic. Advanced booking essential.

Departing ss Great Britain 9:30am.

Fare: Adult £28 Senior £26 Child £21

May 29 Sun
June 19 Sun
July 10 Sun
Aug 14 Sun
Sept 11 Sun

Child = 4 to 16 years old. Senior = over 60's.

Gift Vouchers Online

  • Gift Vouchers for boat trips are now available to buy online. Perfect for a Birthday present or celebration.