A great way to hear about the history of the river and see parts of the city from the water. The guides are helpful and informative, and on one of the boats they provide tea service. The boats also dock at S.S Greta Britain and will pick you up at a later time if required.
We had only 8 hours in Bristol and were so glad we used the Water Ferry to make our way from the train station to the ss Great Britan and on to Clifton Village. I think kids will love this method of transport too. You can sit inside or outside and the drivers are very friendly.
The boat trip is a nice add-on to the Bristol Insight bus tour, taking routes A and B along the Avon river. However, they really need to include a guide, to explain the significance of the buildings. Visitors don't know this information.
We took various different ferries whilst we were in Bristol. Service is always very careful, polite & safe.
But there is no fare card posted anywhere on any of the boats, plus they only take cash, and do not issue tickets or receipts. A very strange system - but prices seemed fair. Good way to see Bristol.
You can go on short or long trips and the description of the water way when on board is really excellent. We have been in a large party with food as well and it is an excellent way to see another side of Bristol. Obviously in the good weather it is nicer still.
We hired the Brigantia for the evening as a birthday celebration with about 20 guests, aged from over 60s to a babe in arms. Very helpful and pleasant crew. Small but well stocked bar on board and the crew will walk with you to your chosen pub stops and come and collect (along with plastic glasses to bring back any...