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The Open Boat

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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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Hours Today: 10:30 AM - 3:00 PM
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The Waterfront | Lower Boardwalk, In front of The Pierhead Building, Cardiff CF10 5BZ, Wales
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Most Helpful Review
Reviewed 1 July 2015

You think your on a deck chair of the sea & the open boat experience enhanced by Captain Ben's old world charm is nothing if not nostalgic. A great way to view the whole Cardiff Bay experience from Mermaid Quay with its multitude of bars...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

During the warner weather for a trip on this boat.Nothing unusual you would say.Well my wife is disabled and either rides a disability scooter or wheelchair and I was worried that they could get her onboard. NOTHING WAS A BOTHER TO THEM.What wonderfull people, they...More

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

Thank you for the great review!! Yes always check the Facebook page before travelling to see us "The Open Boat" Cardiff

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went out on the Daffodil today with Captain Ben. Unplanned, just heard him do a last minute call for the few remaining spaces. I was so glad we did. My children thoroughly enjoyed the trip. Ben was great with them, really lovely. He was...More

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

Thanks for your lovely review! Yes the children always enjoy a trip on Daffodil, see you again one day :-)

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went on this boat tour as it was a beautiful autumn day and for the 4 of us it cost just £12. The boat captain was very entertaining and engaging, giving us information as we went along. The ride only lasts 20 minutes and...More

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

Cheers Matt, looking forward to next time!!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely trip to see Cardiff Bay, the sailor was very helpful and knowledgeable. Good value for money,

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

Thank you Deborah :-)

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Would really recommend this trip. Excellent trip around Cardiff bay. We had a party of 11 so had a private tour! Really good value for money. Had a great trip around the bay with a funny excellent and knowledgeable Captain. Would highly recommend this trip....More

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

Thanks for the fab review Steve!! :-)

Reviewed 9 October 2018 via mobile

Me, my mum and her friends had an absolutely lovely trip around the bay, led by a very enthusiastic and engaging captain. It is a fantastic and friendly little business, the boat is suitable for all and the bay is a beautiful place. I would...More

Thank hslocombe33
B_Salter, Owner at The Open Boat, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for the great review, I feel very flattered :-D

Reviewed 9 October 2018 via mobile

Open Boat was just what we wanted. A quick tour of the bay at an excellent price .. Captain was friendly and gave a good overview of the bay and answered all of our questions !! Well worth it !

Thank 26yankees26
B_Salter, Owner at The Open Boat, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Cheers! Thanks for the nice little review! :-)

Reviewed 5 October 2018

Sun was shining, water was sparkling, boat was just leaving for the trip and we were glad we took the decision to jump on board. At only £3 each we, and our 3 friends enjoyed a 20 minute trip with an informative and amusing commentary...More

Thank Bill P
B_Salter, Owner at The Open Boat, responded to this reviewResponded 6 October 2018

Cheers Bill. thanks for the fab review! :-)

Reviewed 5 October 2018

Whilst visiting Cardiff Bay during the National Eisteddfod week my husband and I were wanting a quiet trip around the bay and came across this little boat with its very happy skipper. We were thoroughly entertained and will certainly take another trip next time we...More

Thank toetaperific
B_Salter, Owner at The Open Boat, responded to this reviewResponded 6 October 2018

I'm so glad you enjoyed my little boat trip, see you next time!

Reviewed 3 October 2018

Took grandsons on a trip around Cardiff bay.the kids enjoyed it .very cheerful captain.would go again on a nice sunny afternoon

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B_Salter, Owner at The Open Boat, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2018

Thank you Richard, hope to see you all again one day :-)

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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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