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

Classic Gorge Trip


Avon 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.


River Avon New Cut (July 13th & August 27th)


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. To book this trip follow the link.


Waterside Wildlife Trips (April 12th & September 26th)

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


Children under 5 years old do not require a ticket however attendance needs to be recorded in "Order Notes"
Concession tickets are for students, or senior citizens who are 65 years old or more.
Family Tickets are for 2 x Adults and up to 3 x children only.

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  • Sunday
    06th October
    10:00 - 13:30

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