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Canterbury Punting Company

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Address: Water Lane, Canterbury CT1 2NQ, England
Phone Number: 07786332666
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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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Perfect way to see Canterbury

My husband and I had the pleasure of seeing Canterbury by punt. Josh our guide was welcoming, humerous and knowledgable and despite knowing Canterbury very well we learnt a lot... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

My husband and I had the pleasure of seeing Canterbury by punt. Josh our guide was welcoming, humerous and knowledgable and despite knowing Canterbury very well we learnt a lot about the history of the city. The punt was extremely comfortable and we were able to lay back and enjoy the sunshine, views and take lots of photos. It was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Great way to see more of Canterbury. I went with my husband and we opted for the country tour which was lovely! The guide was very friendly and had lots of stories to tell. Dogs are welcome as well. We will definitely do this again!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014 via mobile

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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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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