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Bristol Packet Boat Trips offer a range of public sailings complimented by award winning, live commentary. This year they’re celebrating their 50th anniversary so why not join in their celebrations and book a cruise!

Whether you want to discover the fascinating history of Bristol’s floating harbour, cruise under Brunel’s iconic Clifton Suspension bridge or head upriver whilst tucking into their legendary Cream Tea Bristol Packet has trips to suit the whole family and any occasion.

Bristol Packet run five unique boats each with its own fully stocked bar providing hot and cold drinks and W.C. facilities. All public sailings depart from Bristol Packet office (BS1 6UN) which can be found next to the SS Great Britain. For further information on their Public Sailings please see Bristol Packet Website.

In addition to their public sailing Bristol Packet can also provide private charters for groups of up to 95 passengers. From baby showers to Weddings and Birthdays Bristol Packet has hosted some great parties over the years!

General Public Sailings 

City Dock Tour

Cream Tea Cruise

Avon Gorge Cruise (under Bristol Suspension Bridge)

Lunch Trip to Beese’s

Evening Cruise to Beese’s

Pub Lunch Cruise to Hanham Mills

Dog-friendly for some trips, please call beforehand to check.

Guide Prices

Please contact us for more details of private hire


Establishment Features

  • Cater for groups - Private hire available

Key Features

  • In town/city centre

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Guided Tours Available for Individuals

Map & Directions

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Public Transport Directions

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Bristol Packet Boat Trips

Type:Boat Trip

Ticket Office, Gas Ferry Road, Bristol, BS1 6UN
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Tel+44 (0)117 926 8157

Opening Times

Open (21 Apr 2024 - 12 Dec 2024)
Monday - SundayOpen
Bank HolidayOpen

* Please check details of public sailing times and contact us for private hire

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