Aiming High is a powerboat which is completely wheelchair accessible, with her drop down front and comfortable cushions together with the wonderful all weather canopy (thanks to the Lady Taverners) she is ready to go at any time of the year. We are indebted to Bristol City Council through the Aiming High Initiative for the provision of this facility.
Please be aware that the maximum number of clients on the boat at any time is twelve. This may be lower if there are several wheelchairs to accomodate.
Come down to one of our Sailability sessions when you can access the boat for the usual sailability fee of £6. Please note that the time allocated to each individual on these sessions, depends on the number of people waiting to get on. We try our hardest to make sure that everyone who wants to can have a trip on the boat.
The boat leaves the wharf at 10.15am on Saturdays. Please note the time has changed to mornings.
We also run open Aiming High sessions (open to anyone) at 1pm and 2pm on Friday afternoons from April until October. These sessions must be booked in advance, so please contact the office for more information.
Alternatively the boat is very popular with special schools and recovery groups. If you would like to book your group onto a session on our boat, please contact us and we will be happy to discuss your requirements.
You will be taken aboard our vessel, Aiming High which is suitable for parties up to twelve people and is designed to welcome people who are wheelchair users or have a mobility impairment. With a drop down front and ramped access it is simple and straightforward to board and leave the vessel.
The tour will be led by author and local historian, Dr Brian Howell, a graduate of Bristol University, who will provide an interesting, informative and entertaining commentary on the history and development of the harbour from the middle ages to the present day.
The tour will start at the entrance lock in sight of Brunel’s famous suspension bridge and continues to the Feeder Canal. The commentary covers aspects of the development of the city and the personal stories of the people who have lived and worked in Bristol and have contributed to making it such an individual and multi-dimensional city.
We will tailor the tour to the requirements of your group, but typically a tour will last about two hours, with about one and a half hours on the water.
We have tours running several times a week during the summer, subject to weather conditions and we would be happy to welcome and accommodate your group.
Prices are available on request depending on your requirements.
Please give us a call 0117 929 08 01 to discuss details.