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Bristol Packet Boat Trips

SS Great Britain Car Park | Gas Ferry Road, Bristol BS1 6UN, England
44 117 926 8157
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Ranked #15 of 53 activities in Bristol
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
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Taunton, United Kingdom
16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
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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
15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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 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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40 reviews 40 reviews
23 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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Blaenavon, United Kingdom
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21 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

First class entertainment. Excellent informed commentary by a waterways expert. There were only four passengers initially but they ran the trip anyway. You see lots that you don't from the banks.

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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Went on one of these boat trips with friends and it was really good. Learnt lots about the historic Floating Harbour and the trade history of Bristol

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Cannock, United Kingdom
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24 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

This was a great boat trip, lasting around 45 minutes, and only £5.75 per adult!! The chap giving the commentary made it both informative and entertaining and we thoroughy enjoyed it. The boat gets very full, so a tip is to get there fairly early for the scheduled time to make sure you get a seat!

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131 reviews 131 reviews
61 attraction reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

An inexpensive way to see the floating harbour in Bristol. A concise and interesting commentary is given of the history of the area as well as of some of the ships which came to rest here among which Brunel's SS Great Britain. There are 2 hop on and off stops. We hopped off to visit the SS Great Britain (takes... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

Having arrived at the harbour in an impromptu visit to Bristol, we decided that we might as well jump in a boat and see the floating harbour, learn about the history of Bristol, docks and its maritime history. We arrived just a few minutes the tour was due to depart, its a young but knowledgeable guy sailing the boat which... More

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