- 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.
The Boathouse is a pub at the heart and soul of Cambridge situated on the river. Whether you want a pop in for your favourite tipple, catch up with friends and family over lovingly cooked food, or celebrate a special occasion, we cannot wait to see you.
Welcome to Cambridge Punt Company, the no.1 Punting Company in Cambridge.
A distinct and modern Cambridge College, Fitzwilliam College offers an outstanding venue for events, B&B breaks, celebrations, and much more.
Recognised as Cambridge’s most tranquil and picturesque river location – a FABULOUS location for a beautiful day!
Jesus College offers flexible, modern facilities in a historic city-centre location. Our rooms are versatile and range from modern to historic across the site with large halls for keynote speeches, breakout spaces for workshops and discussions, and the latest technology to deliver recorded and hybrid online events.
At Let's Go Punting we are a small independent company specialising in private and shared chauffeured punting tours.
Punting in Cambridge, the premier boat rental company in the heart of the city, offers an exceptional experience on the tranquil River Cam. With a fleet of beautifully crafted punts and expert guides, we cater to various preferences, including private, shared, corporate, and special occasion punting tours. Our knowledgeable narrators bring the city's history to life, making each journey insightful and memorable. Whether you seek a romantic outing, a team-building event, or a family adventure, our bespoke services ensure a captivating and personalized trip. Embrace the beauty and charm of Punting in Cambridge from the water, and create cherished memories with Punting Cambridge.
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.
Turing Locke is a sleek, avant-garde style aparthotel in the sustainable district of Eddington. Eat, drink, work and work-out in your apartment or the light and leafy social spaces.
Independent tourist information centre who have teamed up with the best independent Punting companies in Cambridge, and offer bespoke walking tours with award winning guides. Contact us with your general enquiries, attraction recommendations, itinerary suggestions, or to arrange your punting and walking tour experience!
Bringing the river to life in raucous style each June, ‘The Bumps’ are a chaotic series of rowing races. In this Cambridge tradition, which dates back to the early 19th Century, boats set out in single file and must catch and touch, or ‘bump’, the boat ahead without being caught by the rowers on their tail.