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Scudamore's Punting Company

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Address: Granta Place | Mill Lane, Cambridge CB2 1RS, England
Phone Number: +44 1223 359750
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Founded in the early 1900s, we are Cambridge's oldest and friendliest...

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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A nice cruise down the river

This is the dominant company on the Cambridge river for punting, so expect it to be less personal, but perfectly professional and reliable. They aren't the cheapest on the river... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
rosannaww
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Paris, France
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Paris, France
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19 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is the dominant company on the Cambridge river for punting, so expect it to be less personal, but perfectly professional and reliable. They aren't the cheapest on the river, but they have the most number of boats and so you can easily make a booking or turn up on the day and get a boat. Nice chauffeurs who have... More 

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Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
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195 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The round trip takes about an hour and every minute is worth it. Don't leave Cambridge without a boat trip.

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Thank Mick B
Bristol, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I do love being out on the river and if you're a visitor to Cambridge seeing it from a punt is perfect! I have been on many over the years and prefer someone to be doing the hard work for me, just watch out for the lies in the tours!! I've heard some crazy 'facts' about Cambridge!! Reasonable value for... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I think if the sales person had been the tour guide, we would have had a great time. Yes it's a great tour, yes there is plenty to learn about and yes it should be fun as well as informative. Our guide was a bit flat. So much so we found ourselves listening to other boats around as it sounded... More 

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Thank Hoppo74
London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went punting as it came with a special package with the hotel we booked, The Gonville Hotel. Well it was my first time but it was excellent. You present your ticket and they tell you went the next boat is going. Our tour was done by a 2nd year student and he was very knowledgable and informative. Even my... More 

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Thank mum0ffive
Seattle, Washington
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a fun activity. I went with my mom and shared a punting boat with a group of four others. Our guide was knowledgeable, funny, and good-looking! The sun was setting and the weather couldn't have been more perfect. I grabbed a hot chocolate and took it with me. Blankets were available if you were cold. This was a... More 

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Balsham, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

We decided to celebrate New year's eve day by going punting with Friends - youngest child 10 years, two older children and adults.. We booked via the website and got a discount for online booking. - we also booked the family package and took advantage of the NHS staff discount available. Harry was our tour guide, being local to Cambridgeshire... More 

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california
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

Nick is the man you need to give you the best punting trip behind the walls of this prestigious college .. He will tell you stories of architecture and scolars ! Old and new...don't miss this treat He pays attention to where we all came from and told stories related to us all on our tour ...bring your camera

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Thank beth-TRIP
Stevenage, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

Certainly a fun and awesome experience when you are visiting Cambridge. It's great value for money and a nice way to see the city from a different view. Well worth a try!

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Thank shuj01
Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

It was an overcast and rainy day. We insisted on punting down the Cam with these people and we did not regret it. Each building was described in its historical context as well as funny anecdotes. Like why a building was so hated, it was called the carpark, or, why a bridge is called the Mathematics Bridge (actually there is... More 

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