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Narrowboat and Eco Electric 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...more
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The gentle river cruise was very relaxing. We were on a private tour as a small group. It was a great way to spend time together enjoying the scenery and feeding the ducks. The skipper, Peter, told us about the boathouses and rowers over the...More

Thank BeginsInWonder
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We took this cruise from Jesus Lock to The Ploughing and back last year and enjoyed it very much. This year we got two friends to join us on the same cruise and again enjoyed a lovely afternoon on the river on a beautiful, sunny...More

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Reviewed 2 October 2018

The afternoon tea cruise on 12th September 2018 was a birthday gift. A pleasant sail with a friendly skipper and a lovely afternoon tea. Peaceful and relaxing and would strongly recommend. Camboats do a variety of cruises for all occasions.More

Thank Brian L
Camboats, Owner at Camboats, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2018

Thank you for taking the time to give us this positive review. As a family business we pride ourselves in giving the highest standard of customer service The river, although running through one of the major cities in the UK, always surprises people with it...More

Reviewed 1 September 2018

My wife and i have spent 1 hour and 30 min private tour down to Jesus Green and it was absolutly fabulous and relaxing... We very strongly recommend it !More

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Camboats, Owner at Camboats, responded to this reviewResponded 3 September 2018

Thank you for taking the time to gives us a glowing review. As a family business we try out best to meet the needs of all of our guests. The route from The Plough at Fen Ditton into the city is delightful - a mixture...More

Reviewed 3 July 2018

A gentle, relaxing cruise on the Rosie from Jesus Lock to the Plough at Fen Ditton and back again, with plenty of wildlife on view and interesting comments from the captain. It made a delightful change from the mad bustle of tourist-crammed Cambridge on a...More

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Camboats, Owner at Camboats, responded to this reviewResponded 4 July 2018

Thanks for taking the time to give us such a lovely review. As a small family business we pride ourselves in delivering exceptional customer service and the opportunity to enjoy the river and all it has to offer.

Reviewed 8 June 2018

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

Thank birarang
Camboats, Owner at Camboats, responded to this reviewResponded 8 June 2018

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

Reviewed 29 May 2018

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 30 May 2018

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

Reviewed 20 May 2018

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

Thank Alan2114
Peter W, Owner at Camboats, responded to this reviewResponded 22 May 2018

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

Reviewed 16 May 2018

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 24 May 2018

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

Reviewed 2 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 3 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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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
7 August 2016|
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