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Scudamore's Punting Company

Granta Place | Mill Lane, Cambridge CB2 1RS, England
+44 1223 359750
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Ranked #7 of 54 Activities in Cambridge
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
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... more » 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. « less
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Limerick, Ireland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Had a beautiful day last Sat for our punting trip and really enjoyed it, the guide was very informative and entertaining and the trip was really relaxing, would recommend anyone to do it

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Lytham St Annes
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Very pleasant and informative trip along the River Cam. Not at all bothered by the persistence of the ticket sellers - it's their job (See other reviewers).

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We went to Cambridge with the family (the group included adults and kids). There were 10 of us in total. We had a punt to ourselves. Our guide was really nice and had a good sense of humour. It was very nice and relaxing and the kids as well as the adults thoroughly enjoyed it. I would deifinitely recommend it... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

What a way to spend a sunny Sunday afternoon. We chose a guided tour as I didn't trust my punting skills and the canals can be quite crowded (next time maybe). Our young guide was very knowledgeable and explained in a great deal of depth about the universities and their creators, patrons and famous students (Darwin, Newton, Prince Charles). The... More

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chancer88
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

It was my first experience punting in Cambridge and overall it was absolutely glorious.....except the terrible reps and there were LOADS of them. The weather was amazing and so was the group of friends. However, we were hassled as soon as we got out of the taxi near Prezzo. In just 5 mins, we were "asked" four times if we... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Enjoyed a wonderful afternoon punting on the river cam. Our guide Will was informative and made the whole tour really enjoyable. The tour lasted around 45 mins and was a must do experience whilst in Cambridge. We sailed down the "backs" of the colleges and saw some lovely sights which would had we been on foot wouldn't of been able... More

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Went with friends and punted the boat our selves. It started raining just as we started so the bridge/tunnels were very blocked and boats were being crashed everywhere. I found it quite boring probably better for the older generation or people more interested in the history and culture of Cambridge.

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Sheffield
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

On a very busy Saturday afternoon Digby took us on a tour of the 'backs' and gave us lots of interesting facts about the various colleges which can be seen from the Cam. Our pre booked group tour was going so well until the turn at the end made one of party sea-sick (well river sick at least!) Digby kindly... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014 via mobile

We chose Scudamores for a guided round trip punt tour from Magdalen Bridge to the Mill Pond to celebrate our wedding anniversary. Having lived in Cambridge for 10 years it was on our list of things we always wanted to do but never got around to. The punt was ready when we arrived and there were blankets to make us... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

On the surface you can see that Scudamore's is very well run. The staff were both friendly and helpful. There is the option of a 'chauffeur' rather than punting yourself. It's certainly not as easy as it looks but it's certainly great fun.

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