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Canterbury Punting Company

Stour Street | Waterlane Coffee House, Canterbury CT1 2NQ, England
+44 7786 332666
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Great trip

What a lovely way to spend a morning. Friendly welcome, at the café, then into the punt with the... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Alresford, United Kingdom
via mobile
No better way to spend a late summer's day

I was pootling around Canterbury on a sunny day in September when I decided to take this 45 minute... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Heather N
London, United Kingdom
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Canterbury Punting Company offer river tours around Canterbury's historic city centre.You can choose either a Historic tour, a haunted river tour or a romantic tour for two. Tours last around 50 minutes.The boats used are traditional punts, which have comfortable cushions and blankets.
  • Excellent77%
  • Very good18%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Stour Street | Waterlane Coffee House, Canterbury CT1 2NQ, England
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

What a lovely way to spend a morning. Friendly welcome, at the café, then into the punt with the obligatory safety advice. Very knowledgeable staff, gave us a great commentory on the trip. It was a cold day, made really comfortable with the hot water...More

Thank MikeCroudson
Reviewed 4 weeks ago


Thank Heather N
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went on a punting boat last Saturday. It was my first time on one. It was very relaxing and great to see the sights from a completely different view. Sam was very good, telling us about the history of Canterbury and has a good...More

Thank TomHH1981
Reviewed 3 November 2017 via mobile

My friend Maggie and I really enjoyed our atmospheric Halloween boat ride with the wonderful Sebastian reading Poe in a lantern lit boat and the equally charming Sam doing the hard graft of punting the boat,not only laden down with 8 tourists in (at times(very...More

Thank Key K
Reviewed 2 November 2017 via mobile

Did this tour on a whim. The people were very friendly. The punter was knowledgeable and fun. Crew is helpful getting on and off (we have some stiff joints, old injuries, etc). Although it was not too cold (beautiful November afternoon) they provided plenty of...More

Thank BothClarks
Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

Fantastic boat tour. We did it at 10.40 and it was just me and my husband on the boat. We took lovely pictures. We paid £12.00 each. The tour is not very long but it's really nice and relaxing!

Thank Morlav87
Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

Lovely river tour and your guide tells you all about the history of Canterbury. Very relaxing as the boat wasn’t bumpy at all and the tunnels and bridges were very interesting to go under and is a fun experience for children.

Thank Lyle_mord
Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

Had a great experience in the safe hands of Emma on a punt on the river stour . Travelled under the high street in a tunnel, Very interesting information provided by Emma , It's a must do if you in Canterbury .

Thank Timothy S
Reviewed 3 October 2017

My husband and I took a punting tour in September and really enjoyed it. The weather was iffy but the company has plenty of nice big umbrellas you can borrow (for a 5 pound fee which is refunded when you return the umbrella). Our guide...More

Thank SueMPA
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

This is a great and reasonably priced trip around the City. I took my girlfriend out on the boat with a bottle of champagne to celerbrate her birthday. The owners had no problem with me taking my own bottle and glasses with me and it...More

Thank neale75
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22 October 2017|
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Response from PinkPantherInspector | Reviewed this property |
You might be able to if you offer to pay over the odds but normally they fill each boat with around 7-10 people
Clare S
18 December 2016|
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Response from Ashley D | Property representative |
If the rainfall is small enough that the river doesn't flood, then we will be open. This is highly unlikely and hasn't happened since 2009 when we opened.
Peter A
12 April 2016|
Response from Duncan W |
Hi, we start from 10.30am, until 5pm,it's a 40 minute guided tour, and costs £10 per person, £8 students/seniors, and £5 children. D