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Canterbury Punting Company

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Address: Water Lane, Canterbury CT1 2NQ, England
Phone Number: +44 7786 332666
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10:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Description: Canterbury Punting Company offer river tours around Canterbury's historic...
Canterbury Punting Company offer river tours around Canterbury's historic city centre.You can choose either a Historic tour, a haunted river tour or a romantic tour for two. Tours last around 50 minutes.The boats used are traditional punts, which have comfortable cushions and blankets.
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Thoroughly relaxing with interesting historical facts

We did this on a Sunday morning and were floating on air when we came off. The river was quiet and we waved or smiled to passers by along the bank. We shared a boat with other... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

We did this on a Sunday morning and were floating on air when we came off. The river was quiet and we waved or smiled to passers by along the bank. We shared a boat with other visitors which we enjoyed and learnt lots of fun facts. Our guide was a delight and extremely jovial.

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northern ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Had a pleasant short trip up and down the river. We did wait a bit in the café but it was fine. One word of warning getting on the punts can be tricky for the infirm, getting off is fine.

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Villers Saint Paul, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 NEW

Relaxing and affordable tour of canterbury with a nice guide. We paid 28£ for 3 (my wife, my 14 year old daughter and me).

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virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

The rower/punter was full of good info and was quite entertaining. It is a quick way to relax on the water. Do it!

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kent
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

We visited canterbury and decided to try this out, it was £10 an adult £5 a child and £8 concession, the trip took about 45 minutes. The boats are quite comfy, the staff help you in and out of the boat, the guide is informative. The height of the boats was good, as you didn't have to duck underneath the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We enjoyed the most lovely punting trip on the river Stour, thanks to our charismatic and informative guide Josh. His historical knowledge had our whole family (11 of us) discussing what we had learned for rest of the day. The children in our group, who thought they wouldn't be interested, were gripped throughout the experience. Josh constantly shared interesting and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

We visited Canterbury this afternoon to look around the beautiful city and go on a river cruise, which we'd missed out on last time we visited. We came across a display cart and company rep in the main shopping street, who gave us some information, explained the tour on offer and route taken, before he took our payment (£10 each)... More 

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lydney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Fantastic trip on a punting trip down the River Stour, started at a great little coffee shop, very nice young man, Mitchel was doing the punting, told us lots of facts and points of intrest as well as little bit of history along the way, some places can only be seen from the river, very relaxing and worth every penny... More 

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clare
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

On a hot summers day, nothing better to do in Canterbury. Lovely little coffee shop right by the starting point, friendly staff (don't be afraid to haggle on price of tour). Andrew our guide was excellent, very knowledgeable and friendly and answered all our questions. Tour is 45mins and for price is such good value. Boat is comfortable with cushions... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

This is a fantastic way to spend 45 mins to an hour being punted up and down the river. Incredibly relaxing with a very informative and fantastic guide. Vilma (she is Finnish) was utterly fantastic. We even got a bit longer as there was another punt getting ready at the landing area. I cannot express how great this was, just... More 

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