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Purvis Marine

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Address: Hartford Road | The Riverside Car Park, Huntingdon PE29 3RP, England
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+44 1480 453628
09:00 - 18:00
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Perfect day trip

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... read more

Reviewed 6 September 2016
Emily K
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Reviewed 6 September 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 looking to collect it in the afternoon. We set of around 11am and finished at... More 

Thank Emily K
cambridge uk
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Reviewed 27 August 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 for homeward trip as locks busy and may have to wait and queue (we did... More 

Thank Sue F
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Reviewed 24 August 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 the locks. We all had a fantastic day and are very much looking forward to... More 

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Ely, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 22 May 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 asked for a better day as the sun was shining and the river wasn't busy.... More 

Thank Winkle90
Borehamwood, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 27 April 2016

From the outside, Purvis Marine looks a bit like a working boatyard and that's because...it's a working boatyard! However, step inside and you will find the owners Terry and Gill Kelly, who have a wide selection of day boats available for hire and will even provide live aboard boats if you want to go off for a week or so.... More 

Thank chiozzotto
Kimbolton, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 25 September 2015

Our group wanted a day out in the sunshine with some activity and a meal somewhere along the way. This day out ticked all the boxes. Very helpful advice from Terry, boat owner, and we made our way upstream to Buckden Marina for a lovely lunch.Also had helpful tips on lock management from a technician from the environment agency on... More 

Thank Barbara W
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 10 August 2015

This is our second visit with Purvis Marine hired an electric boat for the day both times. We chose Purvis because they had slightly longer opening hours and reasonable prices we booked a £130 boat for the day which had a largish indoor area that was good for the pup when he wanted the shade. The Owner's go out of... More 

Thank Mabof
London, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
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Reviewed 23 July 2015

hired a boat from purvis and had a wonderful family day. Went down to St Ives and then back to Brampton. Really relaxing and the girls loved it. The staff at purvis marine were really helpful and pointed us in the right direction. You must stop at hemingford grey a Gem of a village with a coffee shop to die... More 

Thank Emma O
East Grinstead, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 7 April 2015 via mobile

I'm glad we remembered to bring our cash deposit to the marina as they cannot accept deposits electronically. The car park close by had plenty of spaces and 60p for two hour parking was more reasonable than in Huntingdon town centre. Thanks for helping make our short break fun! The short but essential briefing before we took the boat out... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 February 2015

Last summer my boyfriend and I took a boat named Rebecca on a fabulous trip to St Ives. The weather was gorgeous! Picnic in hand and guitar. This boat provided shelter from the sun, as well as areas where I could work on my tan. We stopped at the Dolphin for a couple of drinks before taking a slow trip... More 

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