Boarding is 15 minutes prior to Departure.

You are able to get off and leave the boat at Baits Bite Lock Milton at the end of hour one and three of your cruise.

A taxi can be ordered for you by your Captain.

Georgina is able to cope with large wheelchairs, has boarding ramps and disability wc. 

Children are welcomed on board but must be supervised by a responsible adult at all times.

There is a fully stocked bar serving Tea/coffee/ Draft lagers, cider and bitter wines spirits and soft drinks. Squash is always available for children.


Coaches can drop off pick up just by the Georgina but must move away while the cruise is in progress.

Car parks: Parks St 10 minutes walk, Grafton Centre 15 mins walk. Boathouse 1 minute walk. City Football Ground 10 Minutes walk.

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Boarding Georgina from her mooring near Jesus Lock you will meander downstream past Jesus Green, then gently under Victoria Bridge and on past the University/ City rowing clubs on Midsummer Common. Continuing downstream we will head out past Riverside and into the village of Chesterton and Stourbridge Common.

Further cruises will go on towards the beautiful village of Fen Ditton and then on to Baits bite lock near the village of Milton.

Should your cruise be going through Baits Bite lock you will head out into the fens on towards Horningsea and Waterbeach.

Ely is only 30 minutes from Cambridge by road, the river trip takes just over 4.5 hours one way, going through 2 locks on the way. Georgina is licensed to operate with passengers as far as the river is non-tidal, which is about 3 hours beyond Ely at Denver Sluice (near Downham Market in Norfolk.) The tidal river below Denver Sluice runs out to the North Sea at King’s Lynn. (There is a new non-tidal channel from Denver to King’s Lynn, on which Georgina is allowed to carry passengers. This navigation was only opened in April 2001. Currently this navigation finishes at Wiggenhall St Germans & doesn’t go all the way into King’s Lynn.)

The most popular private charter of Georgina is a 4-hour round trip starting & finishing in Cambridge. The trip is about halfway to Ely and back, with the turning point between the Horningsea and Bottisham Lock (near Waterbeach).

Bird Watching

The following is a list of birds observed in the Cam Conservancy area compiled by A. Hoyes, in order of British Ornithologists’ Union. Printable pdf checklist

  • Mute Swan
  • Greylag Goose
  • Greater Canada Goose
  • Mandarin Duck
  • Mallard
  • Red-legged Partridge
  • Common Pheasant
  • Little Grebe
  • Great Crested Grebe
  • Great Cormorant
  • European Shag
  • Grey Heron
  • Red Kite
  • Eurasian Marsh Harrier
  • Eurasian Sparrowhawk
  • Common Buzzard
  • Osprey
  • Common Kestrel
  • Merlin
  • Eurasian Hobby
  • Common Moorhen
  • Common Coot
  • Eurasian Oystercatcher
  • European Golden Plover
  • Grey Plover
  • Northern Lapwing
  • Common Snipe
  • Jack Snipe
  • Common Greenshank
  • Common Sandpiper
  • Black-headed Gull
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull
  • Herring Gull
  • Great Black-backed Gull
  • Common Tern
  • Stock Pigeon
  • Common Wood Pigeon
  • Eurasian Collared Dove
  • European Turtle Dove
  • Common Cuckoo
  • Barn Owl
  • Little Owl
  • Tawny Owl
  • Common Swift
  • Common Kingfisher
  • Green Woodpecker
  • Great Spotted Woodpecker
  • Lesser Spotted Woodpecker
  • Sky Lark
  • Barn Swallow
  • House Martin
  • Meadow Pipit
  • Yellow Wagtail
  • Grey Wagtail
  • White/Pied Wagtail
  • Winter Wren
  • Hedge Accentor (Dunnock)
  • European Robin
  • Common Nightingale
  • Stonechat
  • Common Blackbird
  • Fieldfare
  • Song Thrush
  • Redwing
  • Mistle Thrush
  • Sedge Warbler
  • Eurasian Reed Warbler
  • Blackcap
  • Lesser Whitethroat
  • Common Whitethroat
  • Common Chiffchaff
  • Willow Warbler
  • Goldcrest
  • Spotted Flycatcher
  • Long-tailed Tit
  • Blue Tit
  • Great Tit
  • Eurasian Treecreeper
  • Eurasian Jay
  • Black-billed Magpie
  • Eurasian Jackdaw
  • Rook
  • Carrion Crow
  • Common Starling
  • House Sparrow
  • Chaffinch
  • European Greenfinch
  • European Goldfinch
  • Common Linnet
  • Common Bullfinch
  • Yellowhammer
  • Reed Bunting
  • Black Swan