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Bristol Packet Boat Trips

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Address: Gas Ferry Road | SS Great Britain Car Park, Bristol BS1 6UN, England
Phone Number: +44 117 926 8157
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9:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Description: Bristol Packet Boat Trips provide Harbour Tours, River Cruises and Boat...
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.
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Bristol from a new viewpoint

Enjoyed a great trip down the river to Hanham lock for lunch. Interesting commentary about the harbour. So different view from water - beautiful even in the rain

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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Bristol, England, United Kingdom
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Bristol, England, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Enjoyed a great trip down the river to Hanham lock for lunch. Interesting commentary about the harbour. So different view from water - beautiful even in the rain

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Crawley, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
22 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

The tour lasted 45 mins and was pleasant enough. It was hard to hear the commentary and hence made the trip less enjoyable. It is something to do, but I wouldn't put it on a must do list

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Trowbridge, England, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Great experience.learnt things about Bristol I never new after living there for 23 years.very reasonably priced at £ 6 or family concessions. Great views of the places along the river/ cut/ harbour ?45 minute trip,a pleasure especially if the sun shines

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Perth, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

A pleasant boat ride lasting 45 minutes for £6pp. Commentary was provided and was very entertaining and informative but it was hard to hear all of it at times. Maybe it's time for an upgraded sound system.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Great, relaxing trip along the Avon Gorge with fab views, especially of the Suspension Bridge. We went with friends who had visited Bristol on several previous occasions and we all spent a wonderful afternoon. Crew great and commentary very informative.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Great tour of the dock. We did the 45 minute tour. Really informative and a good way to see the river and all the boats.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

We recently enjoyed a very enjoyable evening 3 hr trip on the tower bell. It had a well stocked bar on board although I think the drinks were expensive, £14 for a round of drinks, we had the same round of drinks in a local pub before getting on for £8 ! The boat was very clean and the toilets... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

This was a very relaxing way to spend 45 minutes, and see parts of Bristol that you wouldn't normally see. Had a commentary as we went to learnt about Bristol's history. Thoroughly recommended. Only thing wrong with it, was that the trip wasn't long enough.

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Dublin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

We booked well in advance for this trip which is really popular and it's not hard to see why. It was so relaxing and the skippers were brilliant - really informative and interesting to listen to. We got to go through the lock with The Matthew which was so interesting and we enjoyed seeing the bridge being lifted as we... More 

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27 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

They ran on time and it was a very pleasant tour of the harbour. The commentary was reasonably audible (I'm deaf with hearing aids) and humorous. The only problem was that Charlie actually asked if I wanted a concession! (I think I look young for my age - what a cheek!) all in good humour. Do it, you'll enjoy it!

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