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City Boats

Highcraft Marina | Griffin Lane, Thorpe St Andrew, Norwich NR7 0SL, England
44 (0) 1603 701701
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Owner description: Relax Afloat A City Boat. We offer many ways to enjoy the Southern Norfolk Broads; why not be your own skipper for the day and hire one of our picnic... more » Owner description: Relax Afloat A City Boat. We offer many ways to enjoy the Southern Norfolk Broads; why not be your own skipper for the day and hire one of our picnic boats? During the summer months our scheduled river trips operate every Friday, Saturday and Sunday (7 days per week during the school holidays) and relax whilst our skipper gives a live commentary. Refreshments available and cream teas can be ordered in advance, toilets also on-board. We offer private charter cruises for special events, eg. birthday celebrations, corporate events and wedding events. For those of you wishing to spend a relaxing few days or a week on the Broads we offer classic Broads cruisers. « less
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Warrnambool
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187 reviews 187 reviews
107 attraction reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

We booked Camero 2 for 4 nights knowing it was an older style boat that fitted our budget. The cooker works well, water is hot for the shower over the bath, the boat starts the minute you turn the key (if you warm the coil for the required 25 seconds). The bed is OK the pillows good. The broads are... More

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Reading, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

My wife and I read the latest reviews on this boat and to be honest we were apprehensive about going on the trip so much so that we called the company to express our worries. We were assured by Richard that the boat was fine and not to worry. We arrived early to be met by Richard and he gave... More

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

We hired this boat September 2014. We previously read the reviews and had concerns so emailed Waterways Holidays. They reassured us that all the problems and faults had now been dealt with....No they hadn't!! Henry (who was like our best friend when we arrived but ignored my partner when she said good morning to him on our return at the... More

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Diss, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Took the 13:15 boat from Norwich Station Quay for a 3.75 hours trip to the broads and back. The boat was so crammed we immediately regretted getting on. Of our party of 6, only 3 of us managed to get a seat. The rest of us had to sit on steps (probably illegal since we were blocking the exits) or... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014 via mobile

Firstly, I would like you to compare this boat with other similar size/berth boats. Then consider how much cheaper this one is and why? The boat is quite old and could do with some repairs but is also a fine boat. It is spacious, has a bath, flushing WC, sinks x2 (bathroom/kitchen), cooker, microwave, small fridge, TV/DVD, radio/spkrs, 240V plugs... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Had guests in town from Germany so I call to reserve a 6 seater boat and was told to come on down as 'there are loads available' - we arrive a half hour later to find only 4 seaters and end up having to drop off two of our party (by car) at a local riverside pub and then joining... More

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King's Lynn, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Commentary was very good and the sights along he way were very interesting; but nearly four hours on a hard seat did not help with the backache. The vessel was `tired` in appearance, and in need of a re-fit. The catering service by the female assistant could have been better, as her attitude was somewhat rude to me whilst serving... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

I and a friend arrived at riverside in sufficient time to take the 13:15 river trip to Surlingham and back. There were 5 other people waiting to take the same trip, however the boat arrived and we were told that the 13:15 trip was cancelled as they had a bigger party to cater for. Attempts had been made to contact... More

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Grays Thurrock, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

A lovely trip up and down the river. We were a mixed group of 16, ageing from 20's to 90's and mixed mobility, very helpful and patient with boarding and disembarkation. Friendly, helpful crew in general. Lady in the cabin answered questions we put to her, and pointed out some landmarks. I was videoing, you're in the wrong place -... More

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York, United Kingdom
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Camero 2, Glad we read the review before setting off in the boat. The boat was built in 1997, which if it was a car would make it an R reg. We could also add a couple of other comments. When it rains hard a couple of the windows in the lounge have a small leak, and if your going... More

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