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The Open Boat

Lower Boardwalk | Cardiff Bay, Cardiff CF10 5BZ, Wales
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Good service! Enjoyed it!

Good service and a good trip! Thoroughly enjoyed it. Nice place to go when visiting cardiff in the... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Lekan A
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Perfect boat trip

What a gem. What a great way to see the bay and the sights around the harbour. Would definitley... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
dairule2018
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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 best way to see Cardiff bay. A full commentary is given, and there is a lively, fun and friendly atmosphere on board as Daffodil cruises Cardiff Bay out in the fresh air! Warm blankets are provided on cooler days, but remember that Daffodil is THE OPEN BOAT so dress accordingly. Each trip lasts approx 20 mins and is ideal if you're on a tight schedule or have small children with you. Pay on board Daffodil the little GREEN boat, no need to book in advance, just turn up!
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Lower Boardwalk | Cardiff Bay, Cardiff CF10 5BZ, Wales
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Good service and a good trip! Thoroughly enjoyed it. Nice place to go when visiting cardiff in the summer

Thank Lekan A
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B_Salter, Owner at The Open Boat, responded to this reviewResponded today

I'm glad you enjoyed it. Thanks for your great review! :-)

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Reviewed 2 days ago

What a gem. What a great way to see the bay and the sights around the harbour. Would definitley recommend this and the skipper was a brillant host

Thank dairule2018
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B_Salter, Owner at The Open Boat, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thanks for your great review! I always try to include everyone :-)

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Brilliant boat trip, the captain was lovely and friendly. A brilliant trip if you're short on time but still want the experience. The captain offered to take lots of photos of us and told us when there were good photo oppurtunities. He gave us a...More

Thank Dancerdom
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B_Salter, Owner at The Open Boat, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thanks for your great review! Yes Daffodil is great for pictures, especially with the clear views ahead and around the boat :-)

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

A very nice little boat trip around Cardiff Bay with a very friendly skipper. Good boat with great all round views.

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

Cheers Andrew! See again one day :-)

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had such a lovely trip today.My son who is 9 years old would love to go again and take his brother next time.We enjoyed seeing all the birds with their young, and was wel worth the £3 thank you very much

Thank lisawiliams2008
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B_Salter, Owner at The Open Boat, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you. I'm glad your little boy enjoyed my little trip :-)

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A lovely trip on the daffodil. Friendly and welcoming driver. Well worth the £3 each. Definitely will be back.

Thank Toria3337
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B_Salter, Owner at The Open Boat, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you! See you again soon then :-D

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Only 3 pounds each and the 20 minute trip is all you need to enjoy Cardiff bay via the water. Great little afternoon activity and thoroughly enjoyed it! Would highly recommend! The man who runs it, can’t remember his name (sorry) but he had great...More

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

Thanks for the great review, we always try and have a bit of a laugh :-)

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Only £3 pounds for a lovely, relaxing trip around the bay - The skipper was very friendly and knowledgable about all the wildlife. We were even lucky enough to see two nesting Oyster Catchers and their chick.

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

Cheers Matthew, yes Daffodil is definitely the way to get up close to some of the wildlife :-)

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We arranged a private charter as a present for my dad and it was a roaring success! Captain Ben was a pleasure to deal with from start to finish - helpful, efficient and friendly, i knew from the start we were in safe hands. It...More

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

Thanks for the fab review Janet! Yes a Private Charter and picnic on board in the sunshine is definitely the way to go. Looking forward to seeing you all again one day :-)

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A quick, friendly, informal spin round the bay for a thoroughly reasonable price. The skipper is a gem, with tons of local knowledge and advice, and a warm and amiable manner. Just what we were looking for and a delightful experience. No booking needed -...More

Thank Chris12741
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B_Salter, Owner at The Open Boat, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for the great review Chris!! :-)

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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
19 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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