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Granta Boat & Punt Company

Granta Moorings (next to Granta Riverside Pub) | Newnham Road, Cambridge CB3 9EX, England
01223 301845
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Ranked #19 of 54 activities in Cambridge
Traveler Description: Granta Punt Hire Company has 35 different boats available to take for a student-guided or private river ride in the Cambridge University area. You... more »
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Cheltenham
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

These guys - Alex, Miles and Millie (hope I've got that right) - were awesome. I turned up on my road bike with a peculiar request for a photo of me and my bike in a punt. Not only did they agree, but they did the punting, and the photography (hopefully we can get a pic here). Many thanks for... More

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Melbourne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

We absolutely loved our punting trip on the Cam, and Olly our guide was amazing. So much history and friendly banter - the conversation went everywhere, and the views are stunning. We looked at the punts from other companies as we travelled and Granta's are in by far the best condition, their staff are all young, fun and funky (and... More

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Norwich
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3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We had a group of 24 people in 2 boats on the busiest day of the year, this company looked after all of them, ages ranging from 10 to 74, and gave them a memorable experience. The two guides were very knowledgeable and were unflappable even though the river was very busy. I would recommend this company if you want... More

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Lily-Crew, Manager at Granta Boat & Punt Company, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write your review, it was so nice to meet you all. Our crew take their roles very seriously and try, every day, to provide a quality experience that visitors expect. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Best Regards, Lily More

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

My friend Balpreet and I had a lovely time punting today. We were guided very well by one if the Granta tour guides today (19/6/14). (Apologies I forget the name, was trying my level best to hide the migraine that so inconveniently ensued itself at the time and despite being a doctor I ought to carry meds) Very informative and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Had such a great time on the boat. We had Olly as our 'captain' and he had such good banter! My 4 friends and I took a picnic and some prosecco- of course!! Was such a fun trip down the River Cam. We met a lovely guy called Lotan (sorry for incorrect spelling) who really helped us out too. Highly... More

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Adstock, Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We booked a punt from the Granta and had a sumptuous and romantic punt picnic on the Cambridge Backs followed by joining the crowd on the water to view the St John College fireworks with a bottle of Champagne. Don't forget to dress up - its part of the occasion for you and everyone else, but I does get cool... More

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Sudbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Very informative, funny host (driver) of the punt Miguel....... Was lovely to see him again. He told us lots of information relating to the colleges and info re Cambridge. Would definitely do this trip again.

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Lily-Crew, Manager at Granta Boat & Punt Company, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback following your recent trip with us. I was delighted to read that your group enjoyed the service provided by Miguel during the trip. We hope to welcome you back in the near future. Lily Austen Team Leader More

Yeovil
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Punting on the River Cam is a must when visiting Cambridge, and we enjoyed a pleasant trip because the weather was good. Unfortunately our experience with Granta was mixed- be wary when buying tickets from their rep in the town in advance - what he promises you for your money (ie anything you want to hear to get you to... More

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Lily-Crew, Manager at Granta Boat & Punt Company, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback following your recent trip with us. From what I understand that on arrival your large group was offered the chance to travel together in the same boat on a busy weekend afternoon, but were reluctant to wait 20 minutes. They did, in fact, depart within 5 minutes of arriving at... More

Calgary, Canada
2 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014 via mobile

Terrible experience. Sold us tickets, promised the best punt ride in Cambridge. Made us wait for over an hour without telling us when we bought the tickets, wasting two hours of our precious few hours in Cambridge. Empty punts with the crew hanging around smoking who would not take us. Finally requested our money back...no apologies or remorse at all.... More

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Lily-Crew, Manager at Granta Boat & Punt Company, responded to this review

I can only apologise for the mix up on departure times. From what I understand you were told that the shared public tour (off peak) was departing 30 past, when it was in fact departing on the hour - resulting in a 45 minute wait. Boarding was at 10 minutes to the hour and by that time you decided understandably... More

Bedford, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

Organised a private punt and picnic as a proposal to my now Fiance'. Had a lovely hour long punt in the sunshine, our guide Rob was very friendly and knowledgable. Pulled up to a picnic and banner all setup under the willow trees the perfect scene to propose. Can't say enough good things about the day and the team!!!

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Lily-Crew, Manager at Granta Boat & Punt Company, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback following your recent trip with us. I was delighted to read that you enjoyed the service provided by Robbie and the Crew We wish you all the best! More

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