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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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birmingham
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

On 8 September 4 of us went on a punt with our guide Sam. He was extremely knowledgeable and made the trip very interesting with all kinds of little anecdotes along the way. He was also very skilled with manoeuvering the punt. We thoroughly enjoyed the trip on a beautiful sunny evening. Also the staff were very helpful and accommodating... More

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

We took a tour with Ian, who was very knowledge about the local area. The trip (starting downstream) was very interesting with plenty to see. Interesting for the children as well as we had to negotiate so very low tunnels. Definitley worth a visit if your in Canterbury and the weather is fine.

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Rochester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

My wife and I stayed for a night in canterbury and as to add a little surprise I decided I wanted to take her on the river tour, after looking at the choices available this was only one that ticked all the boxes. I went down to the coffe house where they are run from, and spoke with a delightful... More

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Vlaardingen, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We visited Canterbury and ended our visit with punting. The historical tour was lovely, entertaining and relaxing. Our guide had plenty of knowledge and was funny too! Punting with this company is highly recommendable!

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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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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
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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10 attraction reviews
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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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