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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
Type: Tours
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... more » 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. « less
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180 reviews 180 reviews
84 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

We took the row boat that held about 12. Guide did a great job with history and it was nice to be on the little river among old homes. If you have the time and good weather, take the boat. Also poling of 2-3 people skiffs is available--a bit more like a gondola.

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We did a river trip on my birthday last weekend & I highly recommend the punting company operating from Water Lane. Mitchell was our punter & he struck just the right note with his commentary; quirky but interesting stories about the monks etc. Be prepared to sit on the floor of the punt, not too bad for the duration of... More

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Woking, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Visited Canterbury and decided to spend 40 minutes on the river Stour. The guide was very knowledgeable and told many interesting stories about times gone by. Before we started he said there was a small stretch in a dark tunnel but I am claustrophobic and he avoided this part. There is another company which uses rowing boats but the punts... More

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

There are a couple of options to explore the river Stour in Canterbury but as we were enjoying a relaxing punt and passing other craft on the river, we agreed that the Canterbury Punting Company is the best way to do it. Ian was a superb guide; extremely knowledgeable, engaging and friendly. The punt lasts 40 minutes and is very... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Tried this on day trip to Canterbury. 2 grandmas and 2 grandchildren aged 11 and 13. We were assisted onto the punt by 2 very nice men and had a very interesting and informative punt down the river. A great attraction for all ages with canopies and hot water bottles available for bad days. Just long enough not to get... More

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Billericay, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

What a delightful way to spend some time It was relaxing and informative all at the same time Ian (even though he missed his lunch!) regaled us with tales of the canal and how it has developed overtime A must do when in Canterbury

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

If you want an authentic river punting trip then this is the company to use, the others seem to use plastic boats rather than beautiful wooden punts We booked a romantic tour for our 10th wedding anniversary, we arrived quite early so we could have a cuppa whilst waiting, when we arrived the young lady behind the counter asked if... More

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Chepstow, Wales, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Although a half hour wait for the next tour, it was made pleasant with a stroll in Greyfriars gardens and a coffee beforehand at Browns (where the punt co are based). Very relaxed tour with a knowledgeable, friendly and funny guide, Ian. An excellent way to see and hear more about the city. A must if visiting. Staff all very... More

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Pasadena, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Our B & B recommended that we take the Canterbury Punting tour because they would be willing to take just my son and I if we were the only ones who were waiting. And she was right. Their tour is definitely worth walking just a bit farther down the main road. You can find them just a bit further past... More

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Cornwall, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Expensive at full price, but plenty of discounts on offer, just ask, even with a discount it's still quite expensive for 40 minutes. Old town tour was great with interesting history and worthwhile.

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