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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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40th Celebrations!

This was a girls only celebration for my good friend's 40th. What an afternoon we had, great crew on board very helpful with a fully stocked bar. The sun was shining the music was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Niki Y
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This was a girls only celebration for my good friend's 40th. What an afternoon we had, great crew on board very helpful with a fully stocked bar. The sun was shining the music was playing, the wine was flowing what more could you want. This is a must for any celebration. Thank you.

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Thank Niki Y
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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767 reviews
494 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 347 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

There are different boat trips like Sail to London or Bath or Cardiff or tour around the city and more. The lady who sold to the ticket & the old man with her were nice and they had nice chat with my little angel Tammy. The tour was amazing & we learn a lot about Bristol history.my Kids is have... More 

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Rural Belgium
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193 reviews
72 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Unfortunately we were too late to take a tour that includes Brunell's suspension bridge, so we did a "City Docks Tour" and thoroughly enjoyed it. Good way to see the city from the water, with interesting explanations given on the way.

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Thank Nossi
Colchester, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This trip on narrow boat, Redshank, was bought for my husband and I as a gift, and what a wonderful gift it was. The journey was so interesting, taking in history, architecture, wildlife and the natural beauty of the river Avon. The crew were friendly, helpful and extremely competent, giving an interesting but not intrusive commentary on all aspects of... More 

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Luke D, Manager at Bristol Packet Boat Trips, responded to this review

We are very happy that you had such a great day out with us on your trip to Bath. The Trip to Bath really is a special day out. Thank you for your review. More 

Ashburton, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I purchased a ticket for a 45 minute trip around the harbour area. The lady who sold it to me was surly and fairly disinterested. So disinterested in fact, that when the small narrowboat arrived, it assumed there were no passengers and quickly departed leaving me waving my ticket on the quay. The captain's assistant was helpful and tried to... More 

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bristol
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32 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely trip on Flower of Bristol from city centre to Hanham. Very good lunch at Lock and Weir. Would definitely recommend this trip.

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Taunton, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The best value for money I have experienced in a long time.. The Tour Guide / Skipper was brilliant. He kept us entertained for the duration of the wonderful cruise. The weather was lovely and we even enjoyed a glass of wine on board. Will definitely be back and I recommend this to anyone visiting Bristol. Just make sure you... More 

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Thank sandra y
Luke D, Manager at Bristol Packet Boat Trips, responded to this review

Dear Sandra. We really appreciate feedback and it really makes us happy when it's so positive. Our Tour Guides all develop their own style of commentating which we believe makes for a more 'entertaining' trip. Thank you for comment :) More 

Tarporley, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went on an hour cruise around the harbour which was very reasonablu priced. The man giving the information was very interesting and added little bits of humour in (I thought he was a brilliant guide). On board is a bar which has a wide variety of drinks. There was plenty to see but short enough to keep younger children... More 

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Dublin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A 45 minute spin around the beautiful river around Bristol city centre. Boat is excellent, driver and guide is knowledgeable - I thoroughly enjoyed it. Not sure if the other boats on the river do the commentary

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Thank fintyflanagan
Luke D, Manager at Bristol Packet Boat Trips, responded to this review

Hi Finty. Thank you for your review and glad you enjoyed your tour. Bristol Packet are the only boat trip operator in Bristol to offer commentaries with their boat trips. More 

Chorley, Lancashire
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338 reviews
89 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 168 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A 45 minute cruise along the harbour with commentary for £6.50 isn't to be sniffed at. The boat was beautifully maintained, the commentary was excellent and the weather glorious. There were only about 20 passengers on board which was great as it meant we could shuffle about to get a good view of things. I'd highly recommend it. If I... More 

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