May Update

Posted on 28/05/21 by The Matthew of Bristol

We're pleased to announce our next batch of confirmed trips for this summer – scroll down for all the details and to book your tickets. We're currently taking bookings for trips up to mid-July and will be announcing more dates as the season progresses, so do subscribe to our email newsletters or keep an eye on the booking page on our website.


Book yourself a place on an Avon Gorge cruise, on one of our popular Fish & Chips trips, or looking further ahead to August, on a very special Fish & Chips trip accompanied by local pirate band, Piratitude – we can't wait for that one!


If you're wandering around the harbourside, do pop on board and say hello! We are now open to visitors throughout the summer, from 10am to 4pm, Tuesday–Sunday. Entrance is free and our knowledgeable guides are always up for a chat!


We look forward to welcoming you aboard soon.

Stay safe,

The Matthew Team


Currently confirmed dates for June and July 2021

(All information is correct at the time of posting.)


Avon Gorge Cruise

A three to four hour trip down the River Avon, under the Clifton Suspension Bridge and along the Avon Gorge towards Pill and back.

  • 05 June 2021 (SOLD OUT)
  • 06 June 2021 (SOLD OUT)
  • 19 June 2021 (SOLD OUT)
  • 20 June 2021 (SOLD OUT)
  • 03 July 2021
  • 04 July 2021
  • 17 July 2021
  • 18 July 2021

Buy Avon Gorge Cruise tickets →


Fish & Chips Trip

Enjoy a relaxing cruise with fish and chips on board The Matthew as she sails around Bristol’s historic Floating Harbour.

  • 02 June 2021 (only 1 ticket remaining)
  • 11 June 2021 (last few tickets)
  • 16 June 2021 (only 1 ticket remaining)
  • 02 July 2021
  • 07 July 2021
  • 09 July 2021

Buy Fish & Chips Trip tickets →


Fish & Chips Trip with Pirate Folk Music

Enjoy a fun cruise on The Matthew as she sails around Bristol’s historic Floating Harbour, with fish & chips and live music from Piratitude!

  •  18 August 2021

Buy Fish & Chips Trip w/ Piratitude tickets →


*These are all of our confirmed trips and dates at the moment – more dates for the summer season will be announced as soon as they are confirmed.*


You can also read all about how we're operating under the COVID-19 guidelines on our COVID-19 Procedures page. This has been updated to include the latest government advice about Test and Trace requirements.

The Matthew at her mooring outside M Shed photo by Robert Coyne

Photo credit: Robert Coyne, Bristol Headshots