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Scudamore's Punting Company

Granta Place | Mill Lane, Cambridge CB2 1RS, England
+44 1223 359750
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Ranked #8 of 67 Activities in Cambridge
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Owner description: Founded in the early 1900s, we are Cambridge's oldest and friendliest punting company. We introduced pleasure punting to Cambridge and have hired boats along the famous College Backs and on the scenic route towards Grantchester village. We became the first punting company in Cambridge to offer a chauffeured tour of the College Backs. Our VAQAS award-winning College Backs Tour offers the ideal introduction to Cambridge's inspiring history. Discover how the city has evolved from medieval market town to world-class centre for education whilst enjoying spectacular views from the river.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014 via mobile

Our punting expert Roman (Romeo) was extremely knowledgable and humorous. We are quite certain our boat was having at least 5 times as much fun as everyone else while receiving an informative ride down the river. Roman expertly maneuvered our boat and even gave us some tips on how to become expert punters ourselves. Overall a highlight of our trip.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Punter was very friendly and helpful, well worth of money but sadly it only lasted for 45 min. wish it was longer.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

While visiting Cambridge for the Day we noticed the punting on the River so after having a meal we went to see if we had time to take a trip on the river. I very nice gentleman gave the 7 of us a deal for a pun of our own, the gentleman was an experience punter and took our group... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Took a punt on a Sunday afternoon in October. Got tickets from Cambridge Tourist Information Centre at a slightly discounted rate. Well worth the money. A big thank you has to go to George the punter. Very interesting and funny. Only disappointment is it only lasted 45 minutes. Could easily have spent the day going up and down the river... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

an open ticket, so could be used anytime of the day, great trip, very educational, highly recommend!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

We were lucky with the weather, it was beautiful sunshine. We had the greatest guy called Ben (whose Dad was a Professor at one of the colleges). He definitely made out trip! We only did one way...it was our return trip from being in town. We paid 20.00 for the pair of us. Would definitely recommend it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

we took a return trip which lasted about 50 minutes. The seating is comfortable with cushions and rugs. Our guide/punter(?) gave us a humourous, informative and interactive talk about Cambridge and its history while we had a leisurely trip down the river and back. The river was quiet when we set off and we met few other punts. By the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

This 45-minute tour is a 'must'. The punts provide a very relaxing time around the university Our 'poler' was a very jovial and knowledgeable person and he took some time to make sure that everyone was safely boarded and he asked about our nationalities. He was a great source of information and explained very well all of what we were... More

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Lincoln, Lincolnshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Its definitely worthwhile going punting with Scudamore's over any other company. Our guide was very knowledgable and really interesting to listen to. Whereas when we passed other boats you could see that they weren't giving them any information. The buildings that you see are just mind-blowing and it sucks you into the whole atmosphere of it all hearing about the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

It was really fun to do canoying in the river camb. I was really happy with the Scudamore's service.

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