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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
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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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BRILLIANT CRUISE!

Cruised up the river Avon under Clifton Suspension Bridge for three hours on Bagheera, an Amsterdam style canal boat with perfect viewing all around through its sliding glass... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
joolia
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Grantham, United Kingdom

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Grantham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 273 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Cruised up the river Avon under Clifton Suspension Bridge for three hours on Bagheera, an Amsterdam style canal boat with perfect viewing all around through its sliding glass canopies. We made our way right up to the Bristol Channel, passing lots of interesting sights on the way. The captain gave us a very funny and witty running commentary which everyone... More 

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Bristol, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Delightful ride (only available certain times) down canal to Hanham Locks for lunch. Informative commentary, helped spotting Peregrine Falcon, plus info about Bristol history. Very relaxing trip, helped by sunshine. Coffee and bar on board at reasonable prices made it a great day out

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Thank Mary H
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had such a lovely treat to celebrate my birthday. Good value and lots of fun. Staff friendly and efficient. Thankyou

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Thank paulacooper
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a wonderful hen do on the Flower had by all! We all contributed toward the hiring of this boat for our friends hen do! With our own infamous DJ and food supplied on board was a treat! We stopped off at Beeses for a hour interval, just another hidden treasure along the canal which is a must even doing... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An interesting and relaxing way to see another view of Bristol. An informative 45 minute tour. Plenty of photo opportunities.

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A relaxing and informative river trip, worth a go!! Trips every 45 minutes and are reasonably priced at £6.25 per adult.

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Thank Michael T
Bristol, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a great trip with all my friends. Champagne and strawberries and a boat trip what more could you want? The crew were amazing and really made it a special time. Highly recommended

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St. Neots, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 201 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Cheap, entertaining, and great way to see a bit of Bristol. Crew is very safety focused and still managed to be entertaining, pointing out some of the historic boats that were about for the Bristol Fest. My wife had a sore foot and we were able to get from point and to B considerably closer to our hotel via this... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Website advertises that there are afternoon trips to Beese's tea rooms but when I called these are only during school holidays...not ideal when you have planned your day for the afternoon trip! See image:

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

We had the last boat of the day. The captain was very friendly and informative. As we were the only people left on the boat, the Captain asked if the children would like to drive the boat - absolute highlight for my son aged 10. Only negative would be that it would be great if the tour continued a bit... More 

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