Pulteney Cruisers Ltd

Open Top Boat Tours of the River Avon at Bath

We are sailing again from Saturday 17th April 2021

No pre-bookings taken unless for private hire - just jump aboard and pay on the boat

Welcome to Pulteney Cruisers Ltd

Pulteney Cruisers are the longest established boat tour operator in Bath. We have been running boat trips from Pulteney weir in the centre of Bath for over 50 years.

Our boats each seat 70 people & have a cafe on board. There is a sundeck or heated cabin depending on the weather.

We offer a scenic hour’s cruise up the River Avon to the village of Bathampton on our twin decked boats. The trip passes under the historic Pulteney Bridge & out into the beautiful Avon valley. There is an abundance of wildlife to see on the river including swans, herons, kingfishers & for the lucky few, otters!

On the way upstream the crew serve hot & cold drinks from the galley & on the return journey of each cruise there is a fascinating live commentary on the history, architecture & points of interest on the Avon.

Currently we are stopping on the first trip of the day at(10.25) to collect passengers from Bathampton. Weare also stopping at Bathampton at 17.05 (departing from Bath Pulteney Weir at 16.40).

2021 Timetable

We are now running both the GREEN & GREY timetables

Times in GREEN run Easter – Last weekend in October

Times in GREY run Mid May – Last weekend in September

Departing Pulteney Weir
10.00
10.40
11.20
12.00
12.40
13.20
14.00
14.40
15.20
16.00
16.40
17.20
Departing Bathampton
10.25
17.05

Boat Departure Point

Pulteney Weir Bath, Bridge Street Bath BA2 4AT. Just below Pulteney Bridge, Bath.

Please Note

All trips are subject to river conditions, flooding, bad weather, busy traffic on the river.
If it is very busy in the height of the summer the boats might not be able to pull in at Bathampton.

To board at Bathampton please be on the pontoon on time, the boats cannot stop once they have passed & turned at the weir.

Prices for 2021

  • Adults
    £10.00
  • Children
    £5.00
    Aged 5 to 15
  • Adults
    £10.00
  • Students & OAPs
    £8.00
  • Single to or from Bathampton
    £6.00
  • Under 5's
    £Free

Private Hire

  • Private parties/weddings to the Boatman Restaurant
    £370.00
    A ¾ trip disembarking at the Restaurant on the way downstream.
    Drinks can be preordered and served onboard
  • Private hire for a one hour round trip
    £370.00
    Private hire is only available to parties wishing to board at Pulteney Bridge
  • Part Hire
    £140.00
    For the bow section of the Scenic 2. Seats 12

Please Note

No seats can be reserved in advance, we operate on a first come first served basis unless you are to hire the boat exclusively (bookable in advance).

The timetable stated is the times the boat departs.

The boat is ready for boarding 20 minutes before the departure time.

Those that are first in the queue will be able to board the boat first.

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