- 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 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.
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.