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Bristol Ferry Boats

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Address: 44 The Grove, Bristol BS1 4SP, England
Phone Number: +44 117 927 3416
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Nice little trip

The ferry boats are a nice little trip across the harbour to the other side. Can get busy at certain times. Not very expensive, there are also trips around the harbour for... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
eddon1983
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Exmouth, United Kingdom
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Exmouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

The ferry boats are a nice little trip across the harbour to the other side. Can get busy at certain times. Not very expensive, there are also trips around the harbour for those interested.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

helpful staff when boarding and leaving, get great views of Bristol dock area no commentary but it is after all a proper ferry service but a round docks trip is well worth it + reasonable time schedule so can stop at places if wish suitable for families couples and individuals alike it is a boat ferry service which good weather... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
9 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

A terrific little service taking you across the river from the SS Great Britain. Allowed us to extend our walking to both banks and to see different parts of Bristol.

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Highbridge, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

Courteous crew and a nice relaxing way to view the city no commentary but then again it's a ferry service not a sightseeing tour!

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Reading, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Lovely and very helpful staff. Helped us have a great time and got us there and back on time. We would have missed a lot without their help. A credit to Bristol and what a great way of getting around Bristol.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Had an hour to spare so took the 4 year old and the 7 year old on one of the ferry's. Wasn't charged for the kids and 10.40 for 2 adults. Sailed up the river looking at all the different boats and saw swans and ducks which the kids loved and turned at the top and back down. Well worth... More 

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Booked one of their larger boats for a Booze Cruise. Everyone on the boat agreed it was a highlight of the weekend. Booking process was easy and the staff on board great fun. Lovely to see Bristol on the water whilst enjoying a beverage or two.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

When arriving at Temple Meads train station, the ferry terminal is about 3 mins walk and very well signposted. At the weekends in summer the boats into the city centre run every 15 mins or so, and take about that long to arrive but you will get a real flavour of the city's industrial past - and how this is... More 

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Bristol, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

The Ferry Boats are not only a way of getting around the central area of Bristol but also a different and unique way of viewing it. They offer a hop-on/hop-off service (which can also be combined with the open top bus tour, whose ticket can be used for 2 consecutive days). There are a number of harbour side pubs, restaurants... More 

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

lovely way to get around Bristol .very friendly staff on board nice to see all the old barges and other vessels on route .I could spend all day on there.

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