Bath: 25-Minute City Boat Trip to Pulteney Bridge

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Bath: 25-Minute City Boat Trip to Pulteney Bridge

From $13.93 per person

Cruise down the River Avon on a traditional vessel. Enjoy all the canal-side highlights of this ancient city.

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Duration 30 minutes
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Small group
Limited to 10 participants


  • Enjoy a different perspective of Bath on a 1960’s traditional small-river cruiser
  • Take in the sights including Pulteney Bridge and Bath Abbey
  • Gain an overview of the city's rich history and attractions without the boring bits
Full description
Come aboard a short cruise down the River Avon, passing all the best sights and taking some time to relax along the way. On sunny days, the cockpit roof will be open to the sun, and on cooler days, the coal fire will keep the saloon toasty warm. As you glide through the water in an authentic and lovingly-restored 1960's cruiser, your skipper will point out key attractions. Pass the entrance to the Kennet and Avon Canal, which links London with the Bristol Channel, and cruise under the North Parade Bridge. Look out for nesting peregrine falcons at the 19th-century St. John's Church. Marvel at views of Pulteney Bridge, the rushing dam, and the architecture of the city center, including 17th-century Bath Abbey. There, the cruiser will pause to allow time to take in the view. From Pulteney Bridge, you'll then turn and head back downriver. Pass under the Halfpenny Bridge and see the spot where the old wharves used to stand, the central point of Bath's trading. Tea, coffee, Prosecco, beer, and other beverages can be purchased on board.
  • River cruise
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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    Meeting point

    The tour starts at Bath Quays Waterside. Avon Street carpark (BA1 1UF) is next to the departure point. Look out for the River Adventures sign near to the waterfront as you enter Bath Quays Waterside from the direction of the bus station.

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    Important information

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    • You may be seated inside or outside, dependent on your group size and Covid restrictions
    • Your own food and drinks may not be consumed onboard, but there is a bar available to buy drinks
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    4.4 / 5

    based on 72 reviews

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    Great activity with the kids. A short trip up the river and back. Just enough to see some of the wildlife (we saw a heron and a Peregrine falcon) and the famous Pulteney bridge and weir. A lovely perspective of the city from the river. The guide was very good with some interesting facts which kept the kids engaged. It is a small boat which made it feel quite special, we were the only people downstairs so it felt like a private tour!

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    October 28, 2020

    We booked for a group of 5 and shared the boat with just another couple because of covid but meant it almost felt like we had our own private boat. The smaller group sits up top so best that in mind if you want to be outside/inside. The tour guides were super lovely and knowledgeable. You get amazing views of the bridge and surrounding architecture- hugely recommend the experience!

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    September 14, 2020

    Excellent small trip with excellent commentary

    June 14, 2021

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