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Bristol Packet Boat Trips

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Address: SS Great Britain Car Park | Gas Ferry Road, Bristol BS1 6UN, England
Phone Number: 44 117 926 8157
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A relaxing and informative afternoon

The boat trip was a wonderfully relaxing interlude in the middle of a busy day. It is a good way to see the harbour from the water, and the live commentary was super.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 13, 2015
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Winchester, United Kingdom
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Winchester, United Kingdom
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77 reviews 77 reviews
37 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

The boat trip was a wonderfully relaxing interlude in the middle of a busy day. It is a good way to see the harbour from the water, and the live commentary was super.

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Hornchurch, England, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Found the short tour very informative and interesting.The staff had good knowledge and answered passenger's questions in a very efficient manner. Well worth the money!

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
3 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

We did the 45 minute river tour and thoroughly enjoyed it. Not only was the commentary entertaining and interesting, it afforded a different perspective to see and admire the city from. It was well worth the cost and something I would highly recommend to others visiting the city.

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Dieren, The Netherlands
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31 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

We did a short trip, 45 minutes. It's nice to do the boattrip as a start as you can discover the harbourside from the water and later you can walk from the harbour into the city centre. They also give you comments and facts about history,...

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Great Christmas do on the boat with excellent pubs, and an interesting few stops at Dockside pubs. Well looked after by crew and the supplied catering was very good and reasonably priced

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Best boat trips ever! efficient, friendly and affordable service! I have thoroughly enjoyed every trip I have ever been on. The staff are great and very knowledgeable.

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
4 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

First time in Bristol, this 45min trip around the harbour was recommended to us by friends. It did not disappoint. Ben, the skipper, was extremely knowledgeable about the boats, wildlife and acthitecture in the port and his commentary was brilliant, with just the righ touch oh humour. Highly recommended.

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Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
22 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Weather was awful but this was a pleasant surprise and the kids 8 & 1 loved it. Takes you round the harbour side with good commentary and really made our afternoon especially when the weather is not so good.

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St. George, Bermuda
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

My cousin and my Aunt Mary along with my wife spent a lovely morning and afternoon cruising the Canal along the Avon river enjoying the history and ambience of the serene and peaceful setting as far as a place to have Lunch or afternoon tea, ones preference, in a setting depicting something out of a fairy tale called Beesie's.I will... More 

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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349 reviews 349 reviews
131 attraction reviews
152 helpful votes 152 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 via mobile

I loved the 45 minute boat trip around the harbour a very comfy boat the commentary was both informative and entertaining

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