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Canterbury Punting Company

Water Lane, Canterbury CT1 2NQ, England
07786332666
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Ranked #5 of 24 Activities in Canterbury
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Owner description: 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

It was very interesting and like Venice. Great guide. I got a lot of impressions going. Ticket price is small.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

This was my first time ever on one of these boats and I cant wait to go again next time. It was one of the most relaxing experiences. The punting boat was comfy and well spaced with a maximum of 6 people allowed so did not feel over crowed and our guide Ian was excellent full of local information and... More

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Fareham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

We booked this tour online for our visit to Canterbury and we were not disappointed ,we arrived just after dark our guide was very attentive and informative ! We were given blankets and the lanterns on the boat were lit as we cruised up the river , our guide told ghost stories and included lots of historic facts about the... More

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Fleet, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014 via mobile

the family, us an 18 and 12 year old, loved this river tour on an October day. The girls were kept warm, My daughter cuddled up to a hot water bottle they provided and my wife next to me under a rug. This entertaining punter come tour guide smoothly push us round Canterbury for approximately 40minutes. This knowledgable and very... More

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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

An amazing way to see the hidden Canterbury. The guys doing the trip were fantastic too, their knowledge and humor really made it! Definitely worth a go, cheap as well!

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

This is a hidden gem and we would totally recommend taking the punt with the knowledgeable guide. It takes about 40 minutes and you will see a different side to Canterbury from the water and the punt! Get ready to duck as you go under buildings and bridges! Very friendly staff too. We also used the Punting Company cafe, where... More

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Cottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

An excellent 40 minutes relaxing in a boat with a very pleasant guide who explained the history and ecology of the River Stour and associated water meadows in Canterbury. Very good value and a great way to spend time on a boat in the sun.

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Norwich, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

We had a lovely punt up the river on a gorgeous sunny day. The service we recieved was great and our guide was extremley knowledgeable. Good value for something a bit different.

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Relaxing on a punt, sitting comfortably wrapped in a blanket, beneath enchanting old buildings, with witty, informative, commentary. We were stopped in the street by a young man directing us there, which we had not intended, but it was a perfect 40 minutes. I have a disability, and there were steep steps down to the river, which they helped me... More

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Our guide was very knowledgable so we learned a ton about Canterbury, while enjoying views that you can only get from the river. Very relaxing float...we ended up taking back to back trips - one into the city, and the other upstream into the countryside. Uncrowded and relaxing - great way to spend some time and reasonably priced.

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