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Great family trip

My two children (3 and 5), their grandparents and an elderly neighbour took a lovely trip from... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
birarang
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Cambridge
lovely boat trip with the family

We went together with a baby and a 3 years old boy on the ROSIE from Cambridge centre to the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
wzeyringer
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Vienna, Austria
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Narrowboat river trips on the River Cam in Cambridge. 45 minute and 1.5 hour Public Hop-on tours and Private Bespoke bookings from one hour to a whole day. Full up to date details of routes, times and availability at camboats website
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  • Average2%
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My two children (3 and 5), their grandparents and an elderly neighbour took a lovely trip from Midsummer Common to Fen Ditton and back. It went really well: despite the dreary weather the kids had a fantastic time spotting stuff and getting up close to...More

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Camboats, Owner at Camboats, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Many thanks for your time in giving us such a glowing review! As a small family business, we do our best to deliver a unique experience of Cambridge, beyond the iconic colleges and 'backs'. This applies both to our public hop-on trips and the longer...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went together with a baby and a 3 years old boy on the ROSIE from Cambridge centre to the Plough. It was a relaxing boat trip and we all enjoyed the personal care of the boatman. Maybe the next time a little longer excursion...More

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Peter W, Owner at Camboats, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to give us a review The stretch of river from the city cente (Jesus Lock) to The Plough is a lovely route. As well as a one-way we do it as a round trip in both directions.. Our longest...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really delightful cruise from the Plough at Fenn Dotton to Cambridge in the scorching sun yesterday afternoon. A relaxed trip in the smaller Ecoboat - a great trip with relaxed and informative commentary from the skipper and owner of the business. I would definitely recommend..More

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Peter W, Owner at Camboats, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to give us a positive review of the trip. The stretch of river from |The Plough pub towards the city is a lovely mix of meadows and wildlife, as well as part of the cityscape and the historic college...More

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A good 'old' fashioned river boat, what more could you want on a soggy afternoon in Cambridge?! The weather did not dampen our spirits or the Captain's (Peter), who pointed out interesting places along the way and was very accommodating. He provided us with a...More

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Peter W, Owner at Camboats, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for the glowing review here on Trip Advisor. As a small family business we pride ourselves in the personal touch, we know the river inside out and try to ensure our trips meet all the expectations of our passenger guests. More details of...More

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Reviewed 1 May 2018

Peter, the skipper boat owner was very helpful, and Rosie the boat was clean and comfortable. We had an interesting trip on the Cam and gave us a commentary covering the amazing boat houses of the Colleges, Pubs and other landmarks. Our trip was the...More

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Peter W, Owner at Camboats, responded to this reviewResponded 2 May 2018

Thank you for taking the time to give us a favourable review. Our trips cover the river down stream of Jesus Lock, passing the College and local boat clubs, Jesus Green, Midsummer Common, RIverside and Stourbrige Common towards Chesterton and Fen Ditton beyond the city...More

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Reviewed 15 April 2018

We parked up (free) at The Plough and chilled out on board Rosie. My family of 4 were the only passengers for the trip, and our captain, Peter, pointed out things to see and gave us some bird food to keep my daughters entertained en...More

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Peter W, Owner at Camboats, responded to this reviewResponded 16 April 2018

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. Being an outdoor river based service we are at the mercy of mother nature, so for safety we do have to stop trips when the river has a flood warning! Trips also run from...More

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Reviewed 21 March 2018

The Rosie is a lovely old (in a good way!) river cruiser. Peter, the skipper offers short tours (check Camboats website) and you can also book the boat (12 max) for a longer journey. The Rosie is a covered boat; the side panels unzip for...More

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Peter W, Owner at Camboats, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for the glowing review here on Trip Advisor. As a small family business we pride ourselves in the personal touch, we know the river inside out and try to ensure our trips meet all the expectations of our passenger guests. We hope to...More

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Reviewed 13 March 2018

Just a perfect little trip taking in the college boat houses and history of Cambridge . We had a relaxing little round trip , free feed for the ducks and just the perfect small trip to enhance the day out. We were on the Rosie...More

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Peter W, Owner at Camboats, responded to this reviewResponded 14 March 2018

Thank you for taking the time to give us a positive review. As a small family business we do our best to meet the needs of all of our visitors. From public hop-on trip to longer private tours - we make our passengers needs a...More

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Reviewed 8 March 2018 via mobile

Such a great trip along the river. More comfortable than a punt but a great way to see the river with little ones- 5,3 and1. Blankets provided (cold day we went) , colouring, duck food, info. Such a Cambridge day! Brilliant!More

Thank Claire D
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Peter W, Owner at Camboats, responded to this reviewResponded 11 March 2018

Thank you for taking the time to gives us a positive review. As a small family business, we try our best to meet the needs of all of our customers. It's sometimes those little things that make a difference. We hope you come back again...More

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Reviewed 12 November 2017

Took my partner away for her birthday (11/11/17) Whilst in Cambridge I took her and our two children out on the shorter cruise (45minutes) from Jesus Lock. Our Skipper Peter was very helpful and provided good local knowledge whilst on the cruise. The kids enjoyed...More

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Camboats, Owner at Camboats, responded to this reviewResponded 13 November 2017

Thank you for the positive review of the trip. We are pleased to be able to offer a range of tours both public hop-on timetabled tours and private cruises. As a family business we recognise the need to appeal to a wide range of passengers...More

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odelia830
6 December 2016|
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Response from Camboats | Property representative |
Thanks for the enquiry Up to date information about current public trips, times, routes and prices are on our website, also info on how to make a private booking. Peter Skipper camboats
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AngelRey98
7 August 2016|
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Response from Camboats | Property representative |
We can offer a reserved seat booking in advance, if you have a day and time to attend - you still pay as you board the boat
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