THIS  WEEKS  PUBLIC  TRIPS – Regularly updated

Information about Camboats public hop-on trips.   

  • This page is regularly updated and all trips are subject to change due to private bookings, weather and river conditions.*
  • Pre-booking seats on a standard public hop-on trip can be made to avoid disappointment, up to 48 hours in advance. 
  • Public Hop-on trips are limited to a maximum of 12 passengers per vessel.
  • Please note: None of the public trips go along the college ‘backs’ in the city centre

Public trips are seasonal and run primarily March to September.  For a full explanation of the various trip start points, routes and prices click here  ⇒ ⇒ ⇒ ⇒ ⇒ ⇒

SPECIAL NOTE: Summer 2022

We continue to conform to Covid19 Secure Venue guidelines, 

during July we only have a few adhoc public trips planned.  

Email to check availability of public trips for July –

Starting at Jesus Lock

Saturday 25th June –   12noon,  1pm,  2pm

Sunday 26th June –   12noon


Monday 27th to Friday 1st July    None these weekdays from Jesus Lock

Book seats in advance to avoid disappointment – call 07706 734763

Starting at The Plough Fen Ditton

Saturday 18th June –  11am,  12 noon, 1pm,  2pm,  3pm,  4pm,  5pm 

Sunday 19th June – 11am,  12 noon,  or  4.30pm


Monday 27th June to Friday 1st July   Possible adhoc trips *  

* Call for info 07706 734763 to double check availability before travelling

Book seats in advance to avoid disappointment – call 07706 734763

To reserve seats on a normal public trip due to run in the next 24-48 hours please call  07706 734763

To reserve seats on any extended public trip specials below, due to run beyond the next 72 hours please use the Contact us page.

 *This page is updated regularly, all hop-on public trips are subject to change due to official river events, private bookings, weather and river conditions.

Advance notice of public trip specials: *

Public Fish and Chip Lunch:  2 hour round trip.  To be advised.

Public Twilight Bat Tour:  2 hour round trip from The Plough Fen Ditton.  To be advised.

Bumps Spectator River Ferry (during the races only).  MAY BUMPS.    Saturday 18th June 2022      

River Crossing service throughout the day for spectators at The Plough Fen Ditton    First crossing  11am,the n all day until 30 mins after the last race ends at 6pm.  

Extended City and Shire Ely-Cambridge 5 hours one-way.    Just announced – public trip bookable Ely to Cambridge  Thursday 2nd June  Depart Ely at just after 3pm to arrive The Plough Fen Ditton around 8pm – Stunning afternoon/twilight trip.  Don’t miss out!  £45 per person special price for all seats (no child discounts)  Email to request seats      Fully booked !  More dates to be announced

Simply the best unique river boat trips on the River Cam, Cambridge and beyond !