Classic Gorge Trips

Marvel at the stunning scenery on Bristol's doorstep...

Classic Gorge Trip

New dates just released, see below to book!


We offer private trips up the Gorge all year around, click here for further details.

You can purchase a Public Trip Gift Voucher for a friend or loved one before our trip dates are live, for more information call us on 0117 9273416



Classic Gorge Trip

Join us for this exciting cruise down the magnificent Avon Gorge. With an entertaining and informative commentary throughout, there's no better way to see this historic entrance into the city.

We take you down the harbour, starting at Brunel's SS Great Britain, through the historic gates and into the huge lock.

As we emerge into the Avon Gorge there is plenty to see: The Rocks Railway and the old steamship dock, we sail underneath the amazing Clifton Suspension Bridge, Horseshoe Bend (a favorite spot for herons in the winter) and the Old Powder House (where trade ships deposited there gun powder before entering the city).

You will pass the ancient port of Sea Mills and and the village of Pill, where our first ferryboat 'Margaret' worked.


Gorge and the New Cut

On these dates: April 7,  July 6, & August 4 

Your journey will take you down under the suspension bridge and towards the sea only to turn around, retrace your steps and take a detour to discover the unexplored New Cut, before returning to the harbour. A fascinating look behind the scenes. These trips are booked below!


Wildlife Gorge Trips

May 13 &22, and October 6

Spot Fox and Deer with BBC Naturalist Ed Drewitt. Additionally, May is often good for peregrines, ravens and fledged baby herons. In October look out for wading birds. To book this trip follow the link.


Tea, coffee, soft drinks and snacks are available on board,
but passengers are welcome to bring their own picnic.


WHERE: Boat trips start from the S.S. Great Britain. We travel as far as Pill or Avonmouth if the tide allows us.


WHAT TO BRING: Warm clothes as even on a sunny day there can be a cool river breeze.

WHEELCHAIR ACCESS:  Please note, this trip picks up at the SS Great Britain, if you have a wheelchair in your party and are unable to get out of your chair please give us a call in the office and we will organise a more appropriate pick up location for you!

For more details, don't hesitate to call us on 0117 927 3416

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  • Saturday
    10th March
    09:20 - 12:50
  • Sunday
    25th March
    10:40 - 14:10
  • Saturday
    07th April
    08:55 - 12:25
  • Saturday
    21st April
    08:40 - 12:10
  • Saturday
    26th May
    15:00 - 18:30
  • Wednesday
    06th June
    09:40 - 13:10
  • Monday
    11th June
    15:10 - 18:40
  • Friday
    22nd June
    12:25 - 15:55
  • Wednesday
    27th June
    16:45 - 20:15
  • Friday
    06th July
    10:00 - 13:30
  • Friday
    20th July
    10:35 - 14:05
  • Monday
    23rd July
    13:50 - 17:20
  • Friday
    27th July
    17:05 - 20:35
  • Saturday
    04th August
    09:30 - 13:00
  • Thursday
    09th August
    15:20 - 18:50
  • Friday
    17th August
    09:10 - 12:40
  • Thursday
    23rd August
    15:10 - 18:40
  • Thursday
    06th September
    14:05 - 17:35
  • Tuesday
    18th September
    10:45 - 14:15
  • Saturday
    22nd September
    15:30 - 19:00
  • Sunday
    21st October
    15:00 - 18:30

Map of pick up location, s.s. Great Britain Landing;