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Canterbury Punting Company

Water Lane, Canterbury CT1 2NQ, England
07786332666
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Ranked #2 of 21 activities in Canterbury
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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Stevenage, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Nice sunny day, informative trip guide, what a pleasant drift down the river, although, we were informed, a hard punt back! Recommended.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

My girlfriend and myself visited the Canterbury Punting Company (cpc) on an impromptu visit. We tried to get on to a different company on the high street but they were fully booked and I am so glad they were. From the moment we found the cpc they were kind , welcoming and very helpful. They did not have another trip... More

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

Was in, Canterbury for a day, being a nosey 'beggar' I eavesdropped a conversation going on beneath the footbridge I was wandering over. That led to me taking a great little trip on a punt on the rivers & man made waterways of this fascinating ancient important city. Very informative punter. Provided the passengers with blankets & hot water bottles,... More

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London, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Great experience. Very knowledgable guide. If you're taking a punt ride, ask for Ian! Well worth a visit.

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Valladolid, Spain
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7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

This is an excellent way to see the city! Highly recommended for anyone visiting Canterbury. The tour is just the right length of around 40 minutes so that you get plenty of history at a relaxed pace but you also have plenty of time to see the rest of this lovely city. We found there were a few trips available... More

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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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45 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2013

Am so glad we got to go on this punting trip, taking us along the river, quietly relaxing and seeing so much of Canterbury that is usually hidden. We found the boats just round the corner from the Canterbury heritage Museum. Was given cushions and blankets and helped down to sit facing the way ahead. Had a choice of 'into... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013 via mobile

Would have to agree with previous reviews about admin.. Horrendous. Was told space was available on 7pm trip but as pre-booking uses google wallet (ive never heard of it) i couldnt pay a deposit. The admin said that was fine, pay on the night. On arrival we were let into the shop with other tourists but in the queue i... More

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Canterbury, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

booked a trip with my bf for a romantic halloween/one week anniversary punt. arrived to find blankets and hot water bottle making the trip oh so warm. had a great punter/tour guide to scare us with the gruesome tales of canterbury old. definitely one to recommend.

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Roermond
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

We had a tour on the river Stour, with Andy as the guide/captain/motor. It was a very nice experience, relaxed, and very entertaining. A must do in Canterbury, to see the toen from an other side.

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Kent
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

We decided to book a trip for a large group of us recently and we was so disappointed. We was accused of being late even though we was early, they had got the times wrong. They blamed the confusion on administration after I showed them the email but there was no apology for the rudeness. Because of the awkwardness non... More

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