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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 #10 of 46 activities in Bristol
Type: Tours
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English first
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

Sunny day in early spring spent a really pleasant 45 minutes on the harbour tour. Nice way way to get your bearings from the water and the commentary from somebody proud of Bristol gave a glimpse of the history of the city.

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Somerset
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014 via mobile

Decided on boat trip on a rainy Sunday afternoon as boats were enclosed but with good views through glass sides and roof. Good value trip and driver gave great commentry with lots of facts/ stories about the docks. Would like to try some of other trips offered.

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Chichester, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Regular trips around the harbour with factual and interesting commentary. Nothing to dislike and good value at £5.50 for the 45 minute cruise.

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Northern Ireland
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14 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

We were very lucky with the weather & this was a relaxing and fun way to see the canals. They were kept very busy so didn't give us a lot of information on what were were seeing but we didn't care- it wasn't expensive & the sun was shining!

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

Shame about the weather - it rained but we loved the red blankets and the steaming hot chocolate with a tipple from the bar. When the sun came out it was lovely and we will be back again!

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Maidehead UK
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62 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

My first visit to Bristol and went with a friend at her suggestion for one of the tours. The boat was not busy and we had a very pleasant trip around the docks. There was a lively and amusing commentary about the various places we passed and we got an insight into the history of the docks and the city.... More

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

For £5.50 you get a tour of the Docks. Great way to spend part of the afternoon. You also get to see A Banksie on the side of a boat. Money well spent

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Surrey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

We booked the packet boat trip private hire package for a hen this summer. The weather wasn't great so I was quite worried whether it was going to be a real damp squid. A big covered boat turned up complete with stocked and well priced bar, friendly and helpful crew and a good sound system. We had the best time... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

Im very sorry to say our last trip with this company wasnt at all what we expected. We have been on lots of trip with them before and they have been lovely and thought the Beeses cream tea trip one sunday afternoon would be lovely, it wasnt! First there was utter confusion as to which boat we should get on... More

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Bristol
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

we booked a lunch trip to Beeses tea gardens ,which left Bristol harbour at 11am we just trundled along the river passing fishermen and such,people waving and smiling as we passed bye, the crew which concisted of two people the skipper was a pleasent fellow and the younger lad who gave a running comentary about the local history of the... More

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