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Canterbury Punting Company

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Address: Stour Street, Canterbury CT1 2NQ, England
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+44 7786 332666
10:00 - 19:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 19:00
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

Canterbury Punting Company offer river tours around Canterbury's historic...

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.

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Lovely short trip

They are very kind and funny. Telling good stories of the city. There is a stunning view from the river.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
Attila H
Budapest, Hungary
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Budapest, Hungary
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

They are very kind and funny. Telling good stories of the city. There is a stunning view from the river.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

So much fun! We went to Canterbury to visit the Marlo theatre. We realised that we wanted a full day out so decided to book for the punting. We came as a family of 9. We had great fun and we found it very interesting.

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Matlock, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

We went punting back in September and didn't regret it for a moment. It was a lovely warm sunny day and after a morning of touring Canterbury, you couldn't beat a little rest doing this. We saw plenty of sites and learned lots about the place and how proud people are to live there. The guide was great and full... More 

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Castlemaine, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

This attraction is very popular. We didn't book beforehand and had to wait for a couple of hours to take a punt trip after putting our names down. At least this gave us time to discover more sites in Canterbury and have something to eat. The punt takes approximately 12 people and is awkward to board and alight from, but... More 

Thank Lynne M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

I take everyone who comes to Canterbury on this trip. If you like history then this will be perfect for you as the guides are all very knowledgeable and friendly. If you just want a lazy trip down the river then you can just zone out! This is better than the rowing boats as well since you actually go under... More 

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Worcestershire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

I had such a wonderful time on Ricky's tour down the beautiful River Stour. Ricky was friendly, extremely knowledgeable about the history of Canterbury and the river and delivered the tour with humour and charm which captivated the entire boat (including children and senior citizens). It's clear that he has a passion for what he does! I will definitely be... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

Took the city cruise (another possibility is to focus on the landscape option. Hayden was extremely knowledgeable, funny and interesting. They also supplied warm water bottles and blankets in order to help with the cold weather. An excellent way to explore this wonderful city.

Thank geulabr
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

We really enjoyed the punting tour at Canterbury. 45 minutes with a well informed guide to tell us the history of the tunnels, river and local area. There is a tea rooms were you wait for the tour and you can get deals with a couple of local restaurants. I recommend this tour.

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Kettering, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

We always try to take some sort of River "Cruise" when we are away as you do get a different "feel" to the place that you are staying - this did not disappoint. Andrew, our "Punter", was extremely funny and very informative - we had a 45 minute trip up and down the river and he kept us entertained all... More 

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

We did the special offer: The Old Weavers lunch and punting tour for £15pp I won't bore you with the resturant review but it was delicious! The tour itself, Having lived in Canterbury for all of my 25yrs of my life I've never got round to do one and why I do not know. Front boarding the boat to the... More 

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