- Punts were introduced to Cambridge as pleasure craft at the start of the 20th century
- Punts today are usually 6 to 7 metres long and 1 to 2 metres wide
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Relax on a Punt Tour of the river and take in the beautiful views of the college “Backs” – the ideal opportunity to take photographs of the iconic colleges, from a unique and privileged viewpoint.
The River Cam runs through the heart of Cambridge enabling you to enjoy fantastic views of the world famous Cambridge College ‘Backs’ from the comfort of a traditional Cambridge Punt.
King’s College Chapel, The Wren Library at Trinity College and the Bridge of Sighs, are just some of the famous Cambridge landmarks you can expect to see during a chauffeured punt tour.
Please ensure you use one of the below licensed punt companies. Unlicensed operators do sell tickets on King’s Parade and at other city centre locations. Licensed operators only operate from near their punting stations at Quayside the Mill Pond and close to Jesus Green.
Welcome to Cambridge Punt Company, the no.1 Punting Company in Cambridge.
At Let's Go Punting we are a small independent company specialising in private and shared chauffeured punting tours.
Glide along the world-famous College Backs on a traditional punt and experience Cambridge with Rutherford's.
Established in 2007, Scholars Punting Cambridge is a small collective of four local independent owners licensed by Cambridge City Council.
Founded in the early 20th Century, Scudamore's are Cambridge's original punting company.
The Captain’s Table is an Art Deco-inspired cruising restaurant. Perfect for Hen Do's, Celebrations Dinners, Reunions and Indulgent Tours of the local countryside. We also have the Captain’s Launch a fully refurbished 1920s river cruiser. Perfect for river trips and afternoon tea.
The Traditional Punting Company was started by locals who wanted to showcase the best and most beautiful parts of Cambridge from the most unique perspective – the River Cam.
In 1958, a group of engineering students managed to hoist an Austin Seven car onto the roof of Senate House, with the help of some clever calculations. It took the university a week to remove it – and will surely go down in history as one of the boldest student pranks ever!