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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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Great way to relax in a busy city centre

We loved it, especially the children. A good way to see the city from a relaxing point of view and gauge some history to.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
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Bangor, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

We loved it, especially the children. A good way to see the city from a relaxing point of view and gauge some history to.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

Good 40 minutes spent punting with an excellent guide. The distance covered wasn't very long but you do see part of the historical centre and hear some very interesting tales.

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31 reviews 31 reviews
17 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW

enjoyable 40 mins spent on a punt with a very informative guide. Totally enjoyed the experience and recommend it highly. The weather was favourable which was a bonus. Great way to spend a warm evening on the river Stour. Took advantage of the special offer having a meal at the Old Weavers House pub next door to the river.

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Victoria, Canada
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52 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Well what fun that was. We went on the history portion first with Andrew and it was such fun you really can't miss this. So relaxing and comfortable and informative but mostly fun. We loved it so much decided to return a few days later and headed off in the other direction (lots of trees and tall grasses) with James.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015 via mobile

Great and relaxing trip up and down the river. Our guide was helpful, polite, funny and had great knowledge of the city.

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Surrey
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

There are I think 3 companies operating boat/punting on this part of the riverand they all use the same small stretch, so it seemed at times like a "boat jam". The tour cost £10 per person, which given how much of the riveryou actually travel, isa tad excessive, it wS worth no more than £7 per person. The guide was... More 

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Preston, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Had a lovely trip on the river with a really nice young lad punting us along and showing and explaining the wild life in and around the river. The pike by the river bank was massive! A truly lovely experience for us and our dog who came along free of charge. Would do it again as it was very pleasant... More 

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Worthing, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015 via mobile

We decided on a whim to take advantage of a punting trip yesterday. What a great decision!! Being big senior citizens it only cost us £8 each and the 40 minute trip was well worth it Mitchell was our guide and what a character he was. As well as telling us a lot of historical facts, he was also very... More 

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Edinburgh
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13 reviews 13 reviews
13 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

I went up the river to where the wild life is. I had a hot water bottle put in the boat with me incase it got cold. but the sun was out. the young man that took me was very friendly and pointed out where the wildlife is. He also gave me the history of the river. This is a... More 

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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11 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015 via mobile

Just come back from a lovely day in Canterbury which started with an excellent trip along the Stour punted by Mitchell. A very pleasant and informative guide. Would highly recommend this tour to anyone visiting Canterbury.

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Additional Information about Canterbury Punting Company

Address: Address: Water Lane, Canterbury CT1 2NQ, England
Phone Number: +44 7786 332666
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Canterbury
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 10 - 10

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