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Great Day on the River

Very easy to book a boat from here. We had a good safety briefing and short instruction on how to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jay M
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Canterbury, United Kingdom
What a lovely day

We had such a laugh on the Great Ouse having hired a boat from Purvis Marine. Great service, we had... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
monkeychop5
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London, United Kingdom
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We are a family run boat yard situated on the prettiest stretch of the river Great Ouse in Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire. The boatyard has been hiring and repairing boats since 1946. We have a wide range of boats to hire by the day or by the hour...more
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Hartford Road | The Riverside Car Park, Huntingdon PE29 3RP, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We didn't hire a boat with these boys, we hired one with a local boating establishment. We met Matt at a local pub, 15 minutes from where we were due to return the boat. He quickly took us down a peg when he told us...More

2  Thank Yatesj2
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very easy to book a boat from here. We had a good safety briefing and short instruction on how to use the locks before leaving. Our boat was speed limited (as they all are) so we didn't have to worry about that. We had a...More

3  Thank Jay M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had such a laugh on the Great Ouse having hired a boat from Purvis Marine. Great service, we had a mini training session before we set sail and one of the best days together as a family we have had in a long time.

4  Thank monkeychop5
Reviewed August 8, 2017

We had some visitors over from South Wales and decided to take them for a trip on the river from Huntingdon up to St Ives and back. Its a great trip just a couple of locks to deal with - they were easy thanks to...More

4  Thank dudley s
Reviewed July 2, 2017 via mobile

Last minute booking and what a fab day. Great owners who were really helpful in making sure you knew what you were doing. Lovely little boat for 6 so masses of room for the two of us to laze in the sun. Dog friendly and...More

2  Thank Sue F
Reviewed June 1, 2017 via mobile

We have booked a day boat once or twice a year for the last 10 or so. The owners are really nice people, at times a little scary, like the dogs, but they genuinely want you to have a nice trip, a safe trip. Lots...More

2  Thank Des8935
Reviewed September 6, 2016 via mobile

We hired Speedy. As there were 4 of us it worked out at only £25 each which was great value for money. It's best to hire the boat for a full day as there's no guarantee the boat will be returned in time if you're...More

1  Thank Emily K
Reviewed August 27, 2016

The Purvis Marine people are wonderful, the instruction simple and clear, off we went in self-hire Speedy, downstream, 3 locks to lunch at Holywell Ferry Inn. Locks were easy as always in company with other boaters so help each other out. Leave plenty of time...More

2  Thank Sue F
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Reviewed August 24, 2016 via mobile

Cannot recommend Purvis Marine enough! We had a fabulous full day out on the river in one of the many to choose from Purvis marine fleet. We received a friendly family welcome and full instructions and guidance of how to use the boat and navigate...More

2  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed May 22, 2016 via mobile

We were very pleased with our choice of boat hire. Having hired from somewhere along the river last year, Purvis blew them out of the water. The service and the boats were excellent. We felt very welcomed and nothing was too much. We couldn't have...More

2  Thank Winkle90
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