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The Open Boat

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Incredible Value, Great Laughs

Me and my girlfriend decided to take a boat trip while visiting Cardiff bay, great decision! The... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Callum W
via mobile
Boat trip with our granddaughter

As we were in Cardiff Bay quite early we were very lucky to have the boat to ourselves. We all... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
sparrowhawk2017
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The Open Boat 'Daffodil' sails from the Cardiff Waterfront throughout the year weather Permitting (Check the Facebook page "The Open Boat" for the latest information about sailing times) Carrying up to a maximum of 12 passengers per trip it's the...more
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Me and my girlfriend decided to take a boat trip while visiting Cardiff bay, great decision! The skipper was very funny, friendly and had great knowledge of the surrounding landmarks. Even helped us with directions to get to the city centre! Would 100% recommend this...More

Thank Callum W
B_Salter, Owner at The Open Boat, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Cheers Callum! So glad you had a good time! :-)

Reviewed 6 days ago

As we were in Cardiff Bay quite early we were very lucky to have the boat to ourselves. We all thoroughly enjoyed the 20 minute trip which was very informative of local landmarks. Thanks to the friendly skipper who was interested in us and very...More

Thank sparrowhawk2017
B_Salter, Owner at The Open Boat, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you Sparrowhawk! See you again one day! :-)

Reviewed 1 week ago

Informative, amusing and entertaining...what's not to like for that cost. Simply brilliant value. Thanks Skipper.

Thank markeS9810MH
B_Salter, Owner at The Open Boat, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Cheers Marke, yep not much you can do for three quid these days, but glad you enjoyed my trip though! :-)

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

20 minutes of entertainment from the best of captains. Excellent commentary, good trip, excellent value for little money

Thank Derek A
B_Salter, Owner at The Open Boat, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you Derek! Glad you enjoyed my tour :-)

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Down Cardiff Bay for the day with the boyfriend. Thought a boat trip was something different and something to pass time. I was really anxious as never done anything like this. But with my boyfriend by my side and the 'Captain' making jokes to ease...More

Thank leasha94
B_Salter, Owner at The Open Boat, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you Leasha! I hope I've cured you of your fear of small boats! :-) x

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great, value for money trip round the Bay with lots of interesting info from the entertaining skipper.

Thank tonybuffalo2015
B_Salter, Owner at The Open Boat, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Cheers Tony!! :-D

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

For just £3 you can have a very entertaining little trip around Cardiff Bay. It is only 20 mins but the skipper is informative and very funny. We have done this a few times now, once for my Dads 90th and we took on our...More

Thank Pagey63
B_Salter, Owner at The Open Boat, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for the great comments. Yes a Private Charter is always a fun thing to do! Cheers :-)

Reviewed 14 August 2018

Today, I took a open sided, canopied boat trip around Cardiff Bay. We passed the St Davids Hotel,the Wetlands Nature Reserve and the Norwegian Church, amongst other waterfront buildings. Exihilarating trip having fresh air in my face and wind in my hair, along with engaging...More

Thank joseph19562017
B_Salter, Owner at The Open Boat, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you Joseph :-)

Reviewed 7 August 2018

Have done this trip a few times with my better half and young son...fun little trip for families with young children :)

Thank Mac T
B_Salter, Owner at The Open Boat, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2018

Thanks Mac T, looking forward to next time! :-)

Reviewed 4 August 2018

I was very early for work, found the captain who was willing to take me out all on my own, was a fantastic experience going round the bay with a personal tour. very knowledgeable and lots of fun if a little chilly.

1  Thank ellierose891
B_Salter, Owner at The Open Boat, responded to this reviewResponded 6 August 2018

Christmas! that was a while ago, but so glad you enjoyed it. Definitely not chilly now with temperatures up in the high 20's!! Thank you :-)

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Jackie M
2 August 2018|
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Response from B_Salter | Property representative |
Hello there, yes as the previous comment has said, we normally leave walking frames/wheelchairs with the pushchairs on the pontoons which are locked or watched over whilst the boat is on the trip. If the boat is fairly quiet... More
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Sophiemoggy
18 June 2017|
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Response from B_Salter | Property representative |
No need to book just turn up. Trips run every 25 mins or so. But do check the Facebook page 'THE OPEN BOAT' before travelling. It's updated daily by 10am stating whether the boat is operating or not that day.
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_clarke_susan
20 May 2015|
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Response from B_Salter | Property representative |
Hello there, it's an old boat so there are a few steps. However we have carried many wheelchair users without problems in the past. If you are able to stand, then with a couple of strong arms nearby we can usually get you on... More
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