The Matthew along the Avon Gorge

Avon Gorge Cruise

A three to four hour trip down the River Avon, under the Clifton Suspension Bridge and along the Avon Gorge to Pill and back. Look out into the river through one of the deepest locks in the world!


As these trips are tide-dependent, we can only offer a limited number of trips – early booking is very strongly advised!


Booking your ticket

Please select your preferred date and time. Once you have booked and your payment has gone through, you will receive a booking confirmation via email almost immediately. You don't need to bring this with you – we generate a passenger list so you just need to state your name on arrival.

If you haven't received your booking confirmation email, please check your junk/spam email folder. Please get in touch with us as soon as possible if you still don't see it – email the office at info@matthew.co.uk.


Got a voucher?

You can input your code when you buy your tickets. This step will appear once you have inserted the names of your guests. If you have two or more voucher codes, please call the office on 0117 927 6868 to book.


Planning your visit

Please arrive around 15 minutes before your trip start time to allow for boarding. The ship leaves promptly – we cannot wait for latecomers. Bearing in mind we are in central Bristol, you will need to allow plenty of time for your journey, and to find suitable parking if you are driving.

We cannot give refunds or change your tickets to another trip if you arrive late and miss your sailing.

Click here for more information about the ship and facilities, how to get here, plus details on the COVID-19 procedures we have in place to keep you and our volunteer crew safe.


Group bookings

We allow group bookings of up to 15 people on this trip. For the exclusive use of The Matthew for groups of 16 or more people (up to a maximum of 40), please see our private hire section.


Other information

  • The bar is CASH ONLY and will be open for alcoholic and soft drinks, teas and coffees.
  • We are using disposable cups for drinks at the moment due to COVID-19. If you would like to bring your own flask for a hot drink or your own cup to use with drinks purchased from the bar, then please do.
  • Alcoholic drinks must be purchased from our bar and not brought with you. 
  • We don't serve food on this trip, but you are very welcome to bring your own. 
  • The toilets on board are below deck, down some very steep steps. Visitors may consider using the toilets at M Shed before boarding the ship.
  • This trip is not suitable for very young children. If you are planning to bring young children, do think carefully about whether they can handle such a long trip – it can last up to four hours.
  • Check out our FAQ page for more information on what to expect.
  • Visit our COVID-19 Procedures page for further information about how we're operating under the COVID-19 guidelines.

Please subscribe to our newsletter to be informed when new dates are announced.

Avon Gorge Cruise

Prices and Booking

A three to four hour trip down the River Avon, under the Clifton Suspension Bridge and along the Avon Gorge to Pill and back. Look out into the river through one of the deepest locks in the world!


As these trips are tide-dependent, we can only offer a limited number of trips – early booking is very strongly advised!


Booking your ticket

Please select your preferred date and time. Once you have booked and your payment has gone through, you will receive a booking confirmation via email almost immediately. You don't need to bring this with you – we generate a passenger list so you just need to state your name on arrival.

If you haven't received your booking confirmation email, please check your junk/spam email folder. Please get in touch with us as soon as possible if you still don't see it – email the office at info@matthew.co.uk.


Got a voucher?

You can input your code when you buy your tickets. This step will appear once you have inserted the names of your guests. If you have two or more voucher codes, please call the office on 0117 927 6868 to book.


Planning your visit

Please arrive around 15 minutes before your trip start time to allow for boarding. The ship leaves promptly – we cannot wait for latecomers. Bearing in mind we are in central Bristol, you will need to allow plenty of time for your journey, and to find suitable parking if you are driving.

We cannot give refunds or change your tickets to another trip if you arrive late and miss your sailing.

Click here for more information about the ship and facilities, how to get here, plus details on the COVID-19 procedures we have in place to keep you and our volunteer crew safe.


Group bookings

We allow group bookings of up to 15 people on this trip. For the exclusive use of The Matthew for groups of 16 or more people (up to a maximum of 40), please see our private hire section.


Other information

  • The bar is CASH ONLY and will be open for alcoholic and soft drinks, teas and coffees.
  • We are using disposable cups for drinks at the moment due to COVID-19. If you would like to bring your own flask for a hot drink or your own cup to use with drinks purchased from the bar, then please do.
  • Alcoholic drinks must be purchased from our bar and not brought with you. 
  • We don't serve food on this trip, but you are very welcome to bring your own. 
  • The toilets on board are below deck, down some very steep steps. Visitors may consider using the toilets at M Shed before boarding the ship.
  • This trip is not suitable for very young children. If you are planning to bring young children, do think carefully about whether they can handle such a long trip – it can last up to four hours.
  • Check out our FAQ page for more information on what to expect.
  • Visit our COVID-19 Procedures page for further information about how we're operating under the COVID-19 guidelines.

Please subscribe to our newsletter to be informed when new dates are announced.

Entry titlePrice
Babe-in-arms£0.00
Child (0–16)£10.00
Concessions (65+, disabled, carers)£30.00
Adult (17–64)£40.00

Do I need to buy a ticket for my baby? If you are able to carry your baby, they would qualify as 'babe in arms' ( (i.e. a very young child or a baby who is not yet able to walk or crawl, and so must be carried in someone’s arms) and you don't need to buy a ticket for them.

Check out our FAQ page for more information on what to expect.

Dates and availability
DateTimeTickets

No trips currently scheduled - we will be back with new dates in 2022!


Please note:

  • If the booking system only allows you to book one ticket, it does mean there is only one ticket left.
  • Group bookings – up to 15 people per trip.
  • Booking will close up to two days before the event. Email the office at info@matthew.co.uk to be added to the waiting list if the event is sold out.
  • Arrival: Please arrive for boarding 15 minutes before the trip start time. The ship will leave promptly, so allow plenty of time for your journey, and for parking if you are arriving by car. We cannot wait for latecomers. 
  • We cannot give refunds or change your tickets to another trip if you arrive late and miss your sailing.
  • See our booking terms and conditions for more information.
  • For your comfort, please wear weather-appropriate clothes.

Choose your tickets

Saturday 9th April at 12:00

Group booking max 15

Ticket types and Price
TypePriceQtyTotal
Babe-in-arms£0.00£0.00
Child (0–16)£10.00£0.00
Concessions (65+, disabled, carers)£30.00£0.00
Adult (17–64)£40.00£0.00

Total to pay: £0.00

Options

Please confirm your trip options.

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