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Scudamore's Punting Company

Granta Place | Mill Lane, Cambridge CB2 1RS, England
+44 1223 359750
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Ranked #5 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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Haywards Heath, United Kingdom
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87 reviews 87 reviews
10 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

We made a spur of the moment decision to take a guided punt down the river as it was a lovely sunny afternoon. We had to wait about 40 minutes for an available punt but we just sat at the side of the river and people-watched to pass the time. The trip costs £17.50 per adult and lasts about 45... More

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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76 reviews 76 reviews
4 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

We really enjoyed our punt on the river, the guide was informative with funny little stories and the trip showed Cambridge at its most beautiful, would recommend it to everyone.

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Texas
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44 reviews 44 reviews
24 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

We went in the last of august; gorgeous day and crowded. Lines for punting moved quickly and our punt guide was just terrific, funny, witty and very strong. She sure knew her way around that river and all on board had a blast watching the other lay punters!

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Nottingham, England, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Not cheap but well worth the price especially on a sunny day. The cost with Scudamore's was £17.50 each, however we later found that if you go to the Tourist Information office you can get discount tickets.

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Limerick, Ireland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

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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41 reviews 41 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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