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Shared Guided Punting Tour of Cambridge
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Shared Guided Punting Tour of Cambridge

By Cambridge Punt Company
Recommended by 96% of travellers
96% of reviewers gave this product a bubble rating of 4 or higher.
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Ages 0-120, max of 12 per group
Duration: 45m
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Live guide: English
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  • Cambridge Punt Company, Jesus Green Moorings, Thompsons Ln, Cambridge CB5 8AG, UK
    OUR CORRECT ADDRESS: JESUS GREEN BOAT STATION THOMPSONS LANE CAMBRIDGE CB5 8AG
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Pushchair accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 48127P5

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Most travellers can participate
    • Strollers can be left at the desk, but not taken on board. Same applies for wheelchairs. We can assist with boarding less abled passengers.
    • OUR ADDRESS: JESUS GREEN BOAT STATION, THOMPSONS LANE, CAMBRIDGE, CB5 8AG
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travellers

    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

    If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 48127P5

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    • Jesus Green Moorings, Thompsons Ln, Cambridge CB5 8AG, UK
      OUR CORRECT ADDRESS: JESUS GREEN BOAT STATION THOMPSONS LANE CAMBRIDGE CB5 8AG
    • Pass by
      Magdalene College
      St. John's College
      Bridge of Sighs
      Wren Library
      Clare College
      King's College Chapel
      Queens' College
      Mathematical Bridge
      Trinity College
      The River Cam
      The Backs
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    • Cambridge Punt Company
      1,680
      United Kingdom
      Joined in November 2014
    • gaynorh112
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great tour with a fabulous tour guide!
      I Was recommended by a friend to request Phoebe at Cambridge punting as she said she was an amazing guide. She didn’t disappoint. This young lady is full of knowledge. We were amazed at things she knew. This wasn’t my first punt in Cambridge & she told us so much more! Helpful & polite. Would recommend Phoebe to anyone👍🏻
      Written 12 April 2024
    • JalisonD
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Private family punting tour
      First family trip to Cambridge. We started with the private punting tour. Perfect way to start the day, relaxing and enjoyable. All staff were very helpful. Our guide Harry was really knowledgeable, polite and friendly. Great views of the university and we really enjoyed hearing stories about student life and the history of the uni. Very comfortable and blankets were provided.
      Written 3 April 2024
    • chimyeongy
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Perfect punt tour
      I went on a tour with George, the tour guide, and It was one of the most majestic and wonderful tour in my life. George was giving us lots of information about the university, make us keep laugh for the whole tour. I would recommend anyone taking punt tour in Cambridge with this company with George.
      Written 12 January 2024
    • sarahbD1378ID
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Fantastic tour!
      We had a fantastic tour along the river with our guide George. Very informative while also fun and extremely friendly! Scenery is beautiful.
      Written 28 November 2023
    • PontiacPaul
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Sensational Punt Experience.
      A fabulous experience from meeting Michelle who arranged out punt tour to Sam our punt operator. Strongly recommend compared to other punt operators that were pushy and sales driven.
      Written 1 October 2023
    • Sue H
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      You must do it!
      Wanted to do the punting but wasn’t overly fussed. Found the Cambridge Punt Company and signed up. George was our guide and was fantastic! A history graduate himself, his knowledge of all the buildings and bridges was outstanding. His commentary was delivered with good humour in a really interesting way. The river is amazing and the highlight of our first trip to Cambridge.
      Written 22 September 2023
    • Time-warp_Girl
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Relaxing punt down the river
      My husband and I had a private punting tour, given by George. It was fascinating learning about Cambridge's history and also lovely having a relaxing, gentle journey down the river Cam.
      Written 17 September 2023
    • michelerU1322UB
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great way to see Cambridge!
      great trip! weather was beautiful and the canals were crowded. Joseph was an excellent "chauffeur" and would highly recommend
      Written 11 August 2023
    • 70andreiad
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Amazing experience
      Absolutely loved it! Will our guide was fabulous ! We loved the tour, the explanation, everything was lovely. If there is one thing to do in Cambridge, this is it!
      Written 7 May 2023
    • SteveGTravelling
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Super Will!
      Will, our punter, knowledgable, wonderfully friendly and very skilled, given the navigation challenges he faced, good work. Great experience.
      Written 4 April 2023
    • winnie_books
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      First ride was gorgeous
      Jake was fabulous! I enjoyed the ride wir him, he makes fun and it was very cool! I would do it definitely again
      Written 21 March 2023
    • rafa717
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Unforgettable with “ josh “
      The most Amazing Punt Company river tour that i had with “ Josh “ he made the journey unforgettable he was explaining everything and show us every sight with details “ he is such a An enthusiastic ambitious young man who works with passion and loves his job.Thanx Josh.
      Written 14 February 2023
    • G5486CLalexl
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Joe is simply the best
      My girlfriends and I booked a private punting tour and we were lucky enough to get Joe. He was so engaging, knowledgable and so fun. He let me punt and we were all laughing our heads off because it was hilarious. He is so lovely and deserves every promotion and pay raise.
      Written 29 January 2023
    • 479francescae
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Fun even if under the rain
      We did booked in advance online a shared tour, and we can say that it was great value for money. We left and returned on time (which was pivotal for us, since we had to catch a flight!). We had a good time even if during the tour it started raining. Umbrellas were graciously provided. The punter (Jake? Not sure, sorry) was not only informative, but also entertaining, he told us a lot of fun facts and answered our many questions. He also took nice pictures of us in front of King’s College. We definitely recommend the experience with this small company!
      Written 8 January 2023
    • Nigel D
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great tour, thoroughly recommend
      Great tour with our Punt man Joe. Very informative and brilliant sense of humour made the trip even more enjoyable.
      Written 29 November 2022
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    Chris F
    6 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jul 2022 • Couples
    Beautiful views along the river. Unfortunately our guide couldn’t really be bothered and while punts around us were getting lots of stories about what we were seeing our guide engaged very little. Be aware that if you go on the shared tour, space is very cramped and you may have to sit facing backwards - therefore unable to see anything your guide is pointing out. Also be aware that if you go before lunchtime they are less busy and you can negotiate a better rate than by pre-booking.
    Written 14 July 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
    Hi Chris, Looking at the time and date you went punting I can see that you were lucky enough to not be in a full boat. Shared tours can seat up to 12, but your boat had 8 in it. The design of the boats means that some people sit facing forwards and some seated backwards. However, as the tour is a return trip all passengers see all of the sights, and you can always ask the guide any questions along the way. If you prefer more space our private tours are your best option, or booking a ticket for 6, so you have half the boat to yourselves. Boats are of a traditional design and made to seat three to a row. We do offer cheaper tickets in the morning when we are quieter. On the day tickets are almost double the pre booked online tickets. Typically £30/per person. So online tickets are definitely the most economic option. As for your guide. We will be speaking to him and make sure he is more enthusiastic in the future. We do hope to see you again in the future. Perhaps for a private tour 😀
    Written 15 July 2022
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    OdieUK
    Dorset, UK374 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We booked on line for a morning guided punt. We picked up a bargain at just £30 - £10 per person.
    Because of the previous day (see separate review for scudamores) one of our party had gained ‘celebrity status’.
    Our punt was full with us (party of 3) , a husband and wife (party of 2), and in the punt front section a party of 5 (who never interacted with the chauffeur or the rest of us.
    Joe, our chauffeur, was brilliant, and we had an informative, often funny, one hour cruise. He made everything come alive with historical facts, quips, and general knowledge on ‘how to punt!’
    The hour was soon up
    Would we do it again??
    Oh yes - without a doubt!
    Written 30 October 2022
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    Sandra P
    5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Apr 2022 • Couples
    My partner and I went on the punt trip on Saturday, the 9th of April 2022. Our guide was Ryan who was extremely knowledgeable professional friendly and engaging with us. He has many interesting stories to tell I particularly like the one about Prince Charles going to one of the colleges in Cambridge and how his mother had had to beg the college in order to admit him lol I will certainly recommend a tour we very much enjoyed it and was lovely to meet Ryan and chitchat . Ryan is an excellent example of brilliant customer service .
    Written 21 April 2022
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    Calvin H
    1 contribution
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Got there about five minutes late due to canceled train and longer travel time for rescheduled train which was due to rail strike (all together had about an hour and a half delay). Charged an additional 20 pounds to go on next trip. Warning, they are very serious about being on time;so plan accordingly or potentially pay full price for next slot.
    Written 25 July 2023
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    Thank you for your information. We send a detailed email 24 hours beforehand asking for decent warning if you are going to be late, if you can call us 1 hour prior or more we can usually move you. As you didn’t call us, our tours are shared with other people so do depart on time. If we receive good warning we can usually resell the seats, if we just have a no show the seats go out empty. Like a flight, if you miss it you won’t get another flight for free, as your seats couldn’t be resold. Typically other companies will insist on new full priced tickets being sold. We tend to just charge a low moving fee. Please do call us as soon as you know you’ll likely miss the tour. Then we can move your tickets. No call, no show…. We are running a business, and have to charge I’m afraid.
    Written 28 July 2023
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    Bek B
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jul 2023 • Friends
    We had an amazing time on our punting tour this week. We had Joe take us and from the start he was helpful given I use crutches, assistance was offered making me feel instantly comfortable and at ease.
    The tour itself was fabulous, Joe knew so many facts, and really interesting stories. He was engaging, knowledgeable and happy to answer questions. He gave us time to enjoy the beautiful scenery and the tranquility, and knew when to chat and when to just give us time to enjoy the view and take our photos.

    We were a party of 3 and all of us said how amazing it was, and how impressed we were not only with the company but with Joe.

    When we got back I was offered help to get up, and really sensible advice on the safest way for me to do that given I use crutches.

    I can’t recommend this activity highly enough, if you fancy it make sure you take a camera/camera phone.
    Written 27 July 2023
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    Alexandra S
    Chelmsford, UK8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Aug 2022
    We went on a punting tour as part of our day out in Cambridge. It was a Saturday so busy even on the river but our guide, Matt, was amazing at manoeuvring among the other boats while giving the best tour ever. He was fun and was trying to have a conversation with each one of us while he introduced the famous buildings on the riverside. We had a wonderful time and will definitely return!
    Written 29 August 2022
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    Jeremy H
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We really thought the punting tour along the river cam was great, especially as we got loads of interesting stories and history facts from our guide Archie. He was very engaging. He seemed to know everything you could want to know about the buildings and colleges along the river not to mention the bridges. Top marks goes to his easy going style and skill as a boatman. What a fab way to see the river, I would highly recommend anyone does this tour, a big thank you to all the guys on the team.
    Written 24 August 2022
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    KWW
    Ipswich, UK4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jun 2023 • Friends
    We went on a shared punt on the Cam on a Friday morning. It lasted about 50mins doing one up & down under the most famous university bridges, including the Bridge of Sighs; and the Mathematical. It's a great way to get a sense of the architectural highlights without needing to walk around in the heat. Our punt chauffeur/engine/guide was George. He was brilliant: skillful, knowledgeable, and funny. The whole experience was very relaxing and enjoyable, and great value at £20pp.
    Written 25 June 2023
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    Alan S
    Arisaig, UK64 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    May 2021
    Thank you 'Cambridge Punting Tour of Cambridge' and Will for a fantastic day. The weather couldn't have been better, crowds are still smaller and the guided tour by Will was an entertaining and informative experience.

    It really was our highlight of a great day! We live in Fort William up in the Highlands of Scotland and we know all about tourism but Will seemed so passionate about his job that we thought he could be doing this for free and made us feel as if we were his friends.

    We certainly will be making this a must do when we come back.
    Written 30 May 2021
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    Simon K
    6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Apr 2022
    A very well organised trip along the historical part of the Cam directed by George the tour guide. He was fun, humorous and gave an excellent running commentary filled with facts and anecdotes throughout the journey . Well worth the money.
    Written 18 April 2022
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    Thank you !
    Written 20 April 2022
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