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Scudamore's Punting Company

Granta Place | Mill Lane, Cambridge CB2 1RS, England
+44 1223 359750
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Ranked #6 of 54 Activities in Cambridge
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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39 reviews 39 reviews
11 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

I booked an 11.30 punt online via Get Your Guide with this company following the reviews on Trip Adviser and glad I did. We actually arrived an hour early and was going to grab a coffee and watch the world go by but there was room for us immediately so on we got. Our guide was a young chap called... More

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

We got approached whilst walking along the river during our trip to cambridge an thought we would give it a try. We shared and had a chauffeur. We were provided with blankets. We had a very enjoyable trip, seeing the stunning buildings of the university. The talk was interesting and the stories told funny. Even funnier was watching other try... More

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Winscombe, United Kingdom
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7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

There appear to be a number of punters punting in Cambridge, but I rate Scudamore's the best. There are plenty of touts about, but I strongly recommend negotiating the price. For the four of us senior citizens, I managed to get the price per head down from about £17.50 to £10!! Most of our overseas visitors seem happy to pay... More

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London, United Kingdom
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16 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Booked a 1 hour chaufeured punt and was so glad we did. No queuing and had a really lovely guide/punter. Very informative. We took out champagne picnic on with us. Apart from the guided tour was very entertaining watching the other less able punters. Although it was very busy, did not distract from our enjoyment.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

I had this as part of a bday surprise. The 45 min tour was very informative with a knowledgeable guide. It was relaxing. Quite busy n funny to watch the novice punters scramble down the river cam. Would def recommend bringing a bottle of wine and snacks as you take it the lovely sights. There was champagne being popped left... More

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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70 attraction reviews
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

The Cam was like the M25.. A mixture of able punters taking out payloads and clueless first timers .we rammed and were rammed a few times but it was all part of the fun.the 45 min trip gave a different perspective on the familiar landmarks and well worth doing.our punter was not great with the commentry and didnt seem to... More

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Wellingborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We are regular visitors to Cambridge as we live so close but have never ventured onto the river until today. I booked this trip online as part of my wife's birthday week surprises. We didn't have to wait too long for our tour and we set off with our very well informed tour guide Dan in glorious sunshine. The river... More

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Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

I had this activity booked for my sisters hen do. There was bad weather the night before but the day itself was lovely sunshine!!! Scudamores cancelled the booking due to previous nights weather conditions but did not notify me until less than an hour before. I only found out because when my boyfriend tried to drop our hampers off they... More

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lowestoft
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6 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We had a lovely 45 minute tour on the Cam. Our guide Charlie was very informative and told us lots about all the different colleges and bridges we passed. Would highly recommend if you are visiting Cambridge.

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Brecon Beacons National Park, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

A relaxing experience on the River Cam with my family for a look at the interesting sights of Cambridge.

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