PUBLIC TRIPS – Itineraries and prices
Remember you can always book private tours anytime, with upgrades to add food and drink: Cream Tea, Afternoon Tea, Fish and Chips or ‘Cruise & Dine’
Camboat’s Award Winning Cambridge River Boat Cruise Tours.
Private tour of 1, 1½, 2, 2½ hours or longer can be booked all year round: morning, afternoon & evenings. We can take bookings for private group/family trips any day of the week.
* Public timetable can alter at short notice if the boats are in use for private groups. Pre-booking up to 48 hours ahead is available for public hop-on trips to avoid disappointment.
Main Departure Points
Fen Ditton Moorings, The Plough, Green End, Fen Ditton, Cambridge, CB5 8SX
Jesus Lock, Jesus Green, Chesterton Road, Cambridge, CB4 3AN
Some weekdays & most weekends (planned for Spring/Summer 2023)
aboard ‘Princess Charlotte’ Camboats Eco-Solar Electric Catamaran.
If the weather is nice there can be hop-on public round trips of either 30 or 45 mins from The Plough Fen Ditton, running throughout the day potentially between 11am and 5.30pm. Please note these round trips do not reach the city centre. For full details of the routes see below.*
Some weekdays and most weekends (planned for Spring/Summer 2023)
Primarily aboard ‘Rosie’ Camboats traditional narrowboat.
- The Plough 45 min trip to Jesus Lock one-way 10am
- Jesus Lock 45 min round trips at 11am, 12 noon, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm
- Jesus Lock to The Plough 45 min one-way 5pm
Or make a day of it and park at The Plough, go into the city on the 10am tour, then return from the city at Jesus Lock at 5pm trip arriving back at The Plough just before 6pm, just in time for a meal – Pre-booking a table direct with the pub is required if eating or drinking.
Planned Route Itineraries for 2023 *
45 minute round-trip cruises – Jesus Lock Route AA
From Jesus Green Lock – Route goes downstream past the historic college boathouses, Midsummer Common and Riverside. Check above for daily updates of exact times and days. Pre-booking available up to 2 days in advance. Price A
30 minute round-trip cruises at The Plough Fen Ditton. Route BB
From The Plough Fen Ditton – Route goes downstream along the rowing race ‘bumps’ part of the river and the A14 bridge, or upstream towards Chesterton and the railway bridge. Pre-booking sometimes available up to 2 days in advance. Price B
45 minute round-trip cruises at The Plough Fen Ditton Route CC
Slightly longer version of the above trips. From The Plough Fen Ditton – Route goes downstream along the rowing race ‘bumps’ part of the river to Baits Bite Lock, or upstream towards Chesterton and Stourbridge Common. Pre-booking sometimes available up to 2 days in advance. Price A
45 minute one-way cruises starting at Jesus Lock or The Plough
From Jesus Green Lock or The Plough Fen Ditton – Route includes the historic college boathouses, Midsummer Common and Riverside, past Chesterton and Ditton Meadows. Bolt together the one-way trip into the city for shopping and return late afternoon out to The Plough for a drink or meal. Price D Alternative just the one-way to The Plough at 5pm. Price C Pre-booking sometimes available up to 2 days in advance.
Approx 1½ hour split trip route (2 x 45 mins)
From The Plough Fen Ditton – Route includes the historic college boathouses, Midsummer Common and Riverside, Chesterton and Ditton Meadows. Bolt together the one-way trips into the city for shopping, then back out at the end of the day to The Plough for a drink/meal. Subject to availability. Price D
Public Trip Prices
- Adult = 16 years old and over
- Child = Under 16
- Family = Up to 2 Adults, Up to 3 children, (Babies under 18 months free)
A. 45 min round trips Adult £12.50, Children £8, Family Ticket £30
B. 30 min round trips Adult £10, Children £7, Family Ticket £25
C. 45 min one-way trips Adult £12.50, Children £8, Family Ticket £30
D. Split trips Adult £20, Children £15, Family Ticket £45
Extended and Special Public Trips - Routes and Prices *
Sunday Lunch – NEW for 2023 Public Cruise then Dine 45 minute special cruise 11am Departs from The Plough Fen Ditton. Prior booking essential. Pre-Booking a table direct with The Plough for 12noon essential £12.50 Adults £8 under 16s, Family ticket (up to 2 adults and up to 3 under 16s) £30. Cost of meal at the pub not included.
Public Fish and Chips – 1.5 hour round trip – NEW FOR 2023. Round trip from Jesus Lock. Price includes Fish’n’Chips and drink aboard the boat £29.50 per person.
Ely-Cambridge – Public tickets – these are run adhoc throughout the peak season. 4-5 hours one-way trip on this superb stretch of UK waterway £49.50 per person. Alternatively get a family/group of friends together and book this as a private tour, on a date to suit you.