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2019 Public Hop-On Trips Options *

The Plough   45 min trip to Jesus Lock  9.30am 

Jesus Lock 45 min round trips   11am   12 noon   1pm

Jesus Lock  45 min round trips  2.15pm   3.10pm     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 9.30am tour, then return from the city at Jesus Lock at 5pm trip arriving back at The Plough just before 6pm

* public trip availability subject to change, pre-booking up to 7 days in advance an option to avoid disappointment.

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Some weekdays and sunny weekends (Summer months only)

at The Plough, Fen Ditton

If the weather is nice there will be ad-hoc hop on public trips

between 11am and 4pm

check the right hand column for daily updates.*

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You can also book private tours too with upgrades to add catering: Cream Tea, Afternoon Tea, Fish and Chips or 'Cruise & Dine'

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More details of route itinerary below

  *  ALL TRIPS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE DUE TO AVAILABILITY, RIVER/WEATHER CONDITIONS AND OTHER FACTORS ALLOWING FOR SAFE CRUISING.

 Planned trips for 2019

45 minute round-trip cruises - Jesus Lock

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. Subject to availability, pre-booking available up to 7 days in advance. 

30 minute round-trip cruises - The Plough

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.  Check above for daily updates of exact times and days. Subject to availability, pre-booking sometimes available up to 4 days in advance. 

45 minute round-trip cruises - The Plough

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.  Check above for daily updates of exact times and days. Subject to availability, pre-booking sometimes available up to 4 days in advance. 

45 minute one-way cruises - Jesus Lock or The Plough 

From Jesus Green Lock or The Plough Fen Ditton – Route goes past the historic college boathouses, Midsummer Common and Riverside, then out past Chesterton and Ditton Meadows. Bolt together any of the one-way trips either into the city for shopping or out to The Plough for a drink or meal. Subject to availability, pre-booking available up to 7 days in advance. 

1½ hour - 2 hour round-trip/split trip cruises

From Jesus Green Lock or The Plough Fen Ditton – Route goes downstream past the historic college boathouses, Midsummer Common and Riverside, then out past Chesterton and Ditton Meadows. Bolt together any combination of the one-way trips either into the city for shopping or out to The Plough for a drink/meal.

Check above for daily updates of exact times and days. Subject to availability, pre-booking recommended. 


  Cambridge City Shopping/Sight-Seeing Park & Cruise

 9.30am  and 1.15pm (usually weekends and some weekdays)

From The Plough Fen Ditton to Cambridge City Centre – Route covers Ditton Meadows, Stourbridge Common, Chesterton, Riverside, past the historic college boathouses, Midsummer Common to Jesus Lock. Check above for daily updates of exact times and days. Subject to availability, pre-booking essential, limited places. Return leg from Jesus Lock 12 noon or 5pm 

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Cambridge City to The Plough Fen Ditton,

Cruise and Dine

 12noon 

From close to Cambridge City Centre at Jesus Lock – Route covers Ditton Meadows, Stourbridge Common, Chesterton, Riverside, past the historic college boathouses, Midsummer Common and Jesus Green. Check above for daily updates of exact times and days. Subject to availability, pre-booking essential to avoid disappointment, limited places.  To book a table at the village pub call direct 01223 293264.  Alternatively, if ordered in advance, we can have select items from the pub menu served aboard for the return leg of the trip at 1.15pm

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Other public cruises 2018

Extended City and Shire Cruise

Cambridge to Ely or Ely to Cambridge. Approx 4.5 hour trip one way, advance booking required.

Departs Cambridge 9am from The Plough, Fen Ditton (other start points available), arriving Ely approx 2pm.

Ely to Cambridge Departs 2pm to arrive Cambridge at The Plough Fen Ditton 7pm approx.

Beautiful scenic route  

Price includes Tea/Coffee and Cream Tea (Fresh Cream Cake/Scone). 

Also available as a Bespoke Private tour for Groups.

Time slots for private tours are still available throughout the Autumn and Winter.

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Current outline plan

for public tours 2019 

April to October

Check for public trip daily updates below

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 Remember  private  bookings  available  on  request  throughout  the  year 

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Today's public trips 

No public hop on trips today

Time slots for private tours are still available throughout the Autumn and Winter.

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Next planned public trips

2019 !

Time slots for private tours are still available throughout the Autumn and Winter.

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Main Cambridge Public trip season runs 

March through to 

October 2019

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 Private bookings and group tours available on request throughout the year

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Private tours available all year

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Check back here

for daily updates

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All public cruises can be customised as a Bespoke Private tour for Groups or Families. Use this link.  Groups

The Plough, Fen Ditton
Tel: 01223 293264

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Fort St George
Midsummer Common

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Swan and Duck wild bird feed available to purchase onboard.

Restricted toilet facilities available onboard Rosie and Ariana

Rosie and Princess Charlotte are open sided, so please dress as weather dictates.

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By popular demand, back for 2018

Advance booking for public Ely Cambridge route trips

Click  here  to see dates

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