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Bristol Packet Boat Trips

Address: SS Great Britain Car Park | Gas Ferry Road, Bristol BS1 6UN, England
Phone Number: 44 117 926 8157
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Ranked #25 of 112 Activities in Bristol
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours, Adventure
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Type: Tours, Adventure
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
4 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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
29 reviews 29 reviews
20 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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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272 reviews 272 reviews
101 attraction reviews
114 helpful votes 114 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We were lucky to get a 241 voucher from firstgreatwestern.co.uk for this boat ride. However the operator had no knowledge of this offer! It was not an issue, and we got our 241. The boat tour is 45mins long, you get some interesting facts about the area. You can chose to get off at the 2nd stop (by SS Great... More 

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Taunton, United Kingdom
16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

A brilliant time had by all on the boat trip today, in beautiful weather. Learnt tonnes about bristol - really interesting and entertaining. Would recommend!

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Bristol, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 via mobile

Went today for the boat trip - phoned first asking if running today - leaving a message as no answer. After parking went to do the trip to find no boat arrived, so decided to go for lunch instead. Returned at 2.50 for the 3 pm trip - again no boat arrived. Called the office again to be now told... More 

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Minehead, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

My husband, small baby and I had a lovely relaxing 45 minute cruise around the harbour. The crew were extremely helpful and informative about the sights we passed. On a sunny day this is a great way to spend a bit of time in the heart of the city yet away from the hurly burly. The cafe/bar by the jetty... More 

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2 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

We went on the 45 minute round trip of the harbour on Sunday. We were unimpressed as it felt like we spent 15 of the 45 minutes just going to another terminal to pick up more customers. When the new customers got on the boat it was way too busy, there were just enough seats and that was with about... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
24 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

We had some people come in from overseas for a visit and we wanted to give them a fun way to see the city. We opted for the 3 hour boat trip starting from SS Great Britain and going all the way to Avonmouth. Luckily the weather was really lovely that day and we all had a wonderful time. The... More 

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