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Bristol Packet Boat Trips

Gas Ferry Road | SS Great Britain Car Park, Bristol BS1 6UN, England
+44 117 926 8157
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Lovely informative boat tour

This was a thoroughly enjoyable tour that took us all around the harbour and the boat driver told... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Lmjc16
via mobile
Wonderful afternoon cruising the gorge

Spent a lovely afternoon on the tower belle with four friends cruising the Avon gorge, right out... read more

Reviewed 17 October 2017
BubblesnDancing
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Bristol Packet Boat Trips provide Harbour Tours, River Cruises and Boat Parties. We also provide special educational trips with commentary's that can be adapted to suit the requirements of the group.
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good28%
  • Average4%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“minute tour” (11 reviews)
“harbour tour” (8 reviews)
“lovely trip” (9 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Gas Ferry Road | SS Great Britain Car Park, Bristol BS1 6UN, England
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+44 117 926 8157
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"harbour tour"
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"lovely trip"
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"running commentary"
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"ss great britain"
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"informative commentary"
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"tea gardens"
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"floating harbour"
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"sliding glass"
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"longer trips"
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"bristol harbour"
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"hour cruise"
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"enjoyable trip"
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"cream tea"
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"recommend this trip"
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"avon gorge"
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"excellent value for money"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was a thoroughly enjoyable tour that took us all around the harbour and the boat driver told us all about the local history and local places that are of interest. Well worth doing and good in all weathers including a drizzly Sunday afternoon! Refreshments...More

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Luke D, Owner at Bristol Packet Boat Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review and very happy to hear you enjoyed the trip despite the gloomy January weather. Boat trips in any weather are always fun and we always try to make the most of every day by giving live informative and entertaining commentaries.

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Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

Spent a lovely afternoon on the tower belle with four friends cruising the Avon gorge, right out last the docks. Informative commentary and can take your own picnic. Will be doing this again and have already recommended to friends.

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Luke D, Owner at Bristol Packet Boat Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2017

Thank you for comments. It's great to hear feedback and especially when it's so positive. The Avon Gorge Cruise is always a great event for friends and family. We look forward to seeing you onboard again. Maybe an upstream trip next time.

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Reviewed 16 October 2017

We opted for the afternoon tea cruise, and were happy with the outcome. The trip up the river and back around the floating harbour was very restful after all our earlier driving, and the cream tea was perfect. Clare, the young lady who tended the...More

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Reviewed 27 September 2017

This 45 minute tour around the floating docks and inner waterways was a pleasant way to see some of the history of Bristol as a sea port.The commentary was informative and humorous and the seating comfortable.

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Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

We picked up the boat near SS Great Britain and opted for the 45 minutes tour of the Bristol docks. Less able people can join as we had an old lady who was in a wheelchair - we just helped her get in/out of the...More

Thank Quentin L
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Reviewed 10 September 2017

Loved our little trip with James and Hugh today on the Bristol packet dock tour, very reasonable prices, the boys were very friendly and professional, a lovely running commentary on the way. Yeah a great trip. Thanks lads.

Thank Lainey J
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Reviewed 1 September 2017

There is lots of Bristol to explore from the Bagheera with its glass top. This experience was enhanced by the knowledge of our "captain" in the waterway's geography and history, not to mention the folklore surrounding the area. A thoroughly enjoyable 3 hours no-one wanted...More

Thank Jill D
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Reviewed 29 August 2017

My friends and I opted for a quick tour around the harbour, and were delighted with the views and the commentary from the guide. We felt very safe, and were impressed with the agility of the young man who doubled as the bar man, the...More

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Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

We went on The Tower Belle and the guides were lovely, friendly and informative. It was a perfect length of tour but if you have the time, I'm sure their longer excursion to the Avon Gorge would most definitely be worth it. There are facilities...More

Thank Niki G
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Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

We booked the Tower Belle for friends and family, from the docks to the Old Lock and Weir in Hanam. 11:00 to 15:00. It was as fantastic as ever. The crew were fab and the scenery was outstanding. Seeing the west country from the river...More

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Luke D, Owner at Bristol Packet Boat Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 13 September 2017

Thank you for your lovely message. You cant beat a Riverside Pub Lunch Cruise. It is certainly beautiful on the upper reaches of the Avon. Inspiring to read your positive comments.

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Charlotte C
14 January 2017|
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Response from Luke D | Property representative |
Hi. I would recommend a Tour Of Dockside Pubs. We can do smaller groups from £375. All our boats have bars onboard and you can play your own music through our sound system. Perfect for a hen do. Give us a call on 0117 926... More
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Rskinwill
20 December 2016|
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Response from Lakeland130 | Reviewed this property |
just checked website and it seems to be working. looks like they are closed for the rest of the year but running weekends after that.
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151roy
4 February 2016|
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Response from John C | Reviewed this property |
I do not, as I am a customer. They do have schedules on their website. Google bristolpacket and go to their website. I'd link it but TA does not allow hyperlinks.
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