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Bristol Packet Boat Trips

Gas Ferry Road | SS Great Britain Car Park, Bristol BS1 6UN, England
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Disabilities Awareness ZERO!!

Visited today having previously done a 'reccy' for access purposes, 3 carers, 2 adults with... read more

Reviewed yesterday
VAUXHALL123
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Bristol, United Kingdom
All about the customer 😊😊

Took a 2 hour trip as part of a hen weekend, absolutely brilliant!!! The trip was all about us, the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
PODGE19
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WEST MIDS
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good27%
  • Average4%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“minute tour”(11 reviews)
“harbour tour”(8 reviews)
“lovely trip”(9 reviews)
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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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Hours Today: 09:30 - 17:00
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Gas Ferry Road | SS Great Britain Car Park, Bristol BS1 6UN, England
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"minute tour"
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"harbour tour"
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"lovely trip"
in 9 reviews
"running commentary"
in 4 reviews
"ss great britain"
in 21 reviews
"informative commentary"
in 4 reviews
"sliding glass"
in 2 reviews
"floating harbour"
in 10 reviews
"hour cruise"
in 2 reviews
"bristol harbour"
in 8 reviews
"cream tea"
in 5 reviews
"enjoyable trip"
in 4 reviews
"avon gorge"
in 9 reviews
"excellent value for money"
in 5 reviews
"fascinating tour"
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"cafe bar"
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"different perspective"
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Reviewed yesterday

Visited today having previously done a 'reccy' for access purposes, 3 carers, 2 adults with learning disabilities. Waited patiently then we realised the boat didn't seem to be stopping at the ramp by the sign! We asked how we would get on the boat as...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took a 2 hour trip as part of a hen weekend, absolutely brilliant!!! The trip was all about us, the customers; tailored to what we wanted every step of the way. After a ‘lively’ Saturday night it was a lovely way to spend the early...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our group of eight 70 year olds spent a weekend in Bristol. The Bristol Packet Sunday cruise to Beezes Tea Gardens was a pleasant way to spend an afternoon. Though a chilly April day, the boat enclosed boat kept us warm. A running commentary by...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went on a trip upriver to Beese's Riverside Bar that was organised to celebrate a friend's 70th. birthday. The weather was chilly for April but the boat was warm and comfortable inside. Having lived near Bristol for many years it was a real eye-opener to...More

Thank Anthony S
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Reviewed 12 April 2018 via mobile

You catch the boats on the City Dock. There are a variety of different tours starting at different times and taking from 45 minutes to six hours to suit everyone. We took the 45 minute city docks tour. The staff were very friendly and gave...More

Thank Nigel B
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Reviewed 25 February 2018

I got on the boat on a bit of a whim, I was just strolling by, but I am very happy I did as the tour was really good. A great way to get a handle on the harbour and the geography of the area...More

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Luke D, Owner at Bristol Packet Boat Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 27 February 2018

Dear Matthow Thank you for your review. very pleased to hear you enjoyed the 'funny and informative commentary.' We always try our best to keep our boats shipshape and Bristol fashion with a regular maintenance program so very pleased to hear your feed. Kind Regards....More

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Reviewed 28 January 2018 via mobile

This was a thoroughly enjoyable tour that took us all around the harbour and the boat driver told us all about the local history and local places that are of interest. Well worth doing and good in all weathers including a drizzly Sunday afternoon! Refreshments...More

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Luke D, Owner at Bristol Packet Boat Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 30 January 2018

Thank you for your review and very happy to hear you enjoyed the trip despite the gloomy January weather. Boat trips in any weather are always fun and we always try to make the most of every day by giving live informative and entertaining commentaries.

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Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

Spent a lovely afternoon on the tower belle with four friends cruising the Avon gorge, right out last the docks. Informative commentary and can take your own picnic. Will be doing this again and have already recommended to friends.

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Luke D, Owner at Bristol Packet Boat Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2017

Thank you for comments. It's great to hear feedback and especially when it's so positive. The Avon Gorge Cruise is always a great event for friends and family. We look forward to seeing you onboard again. Maybe an upstream trip next time.

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Reviewed 16 October 2017

We opted for the afternoon tea cruise, and were happy with the outcome. The trip up the river and back around the floating harbour was very restful after all our earlier driving, and the cream tea was perfect. Clare, the young lady who tended the...More

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Reviewed 26 September 2017

This 45 minute tour around the floating docks and inner waterways was a pleasant way to see some of the history of Bristol as a sea port.The commentary was informative and humorous and the seating comfortable.

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Charlotte C
14 January 2017|
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Response from Luke D | Property representative |
Hi. I would recommend a Tour Of Dockside Pubs. We can do smaller groups from £375. All our boats have bars onboard and you can play your own music through our sound system. Perfect for a hen do. Give us a call on 0117 926... More
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Rskinwill
20 December 2016|
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Response from Lakeland130 | Reviewed this property |
just checked website and it seems to be working. looks like they are closed for the rest of the year but running weekends after that.
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151roy
3 February 2016|
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Response from John C | Reviewed this property |
I do not, as I am a customer. They do have schedules on their website. Google bristolpacket and go to their website. I'd link it but TA does not allow hyperlinks.
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