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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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Don't worry about bad weather.

I was visiting Canterbury from Australia and took this tour with family. It was raining before we set out and we considered cancelling. However, we were given extra blankets and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 6, 2013
Spammie25
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Brisbane, Australia
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Brisbane, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013

I was visiting Canterbury from Australia and took this tour with family. It was raining before we set out and we considered cancelling. However, we were given extra blankets and plenty of hot water bottles for the trip ahead. Ian was an excellent guide and the tour gave us a different perspective of Canterbury. We will return and go upriver... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013

Just wanted to say how much we enjoyed our punting trip so idyllic. Everyone should do this once in their life, you really do see Canterbury in a different way. Thank you You can obtain drinks and food in their quaint coffee shop and take your drink with you on the punt

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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

Decided to do this last minute and so glad we did. It was our favorite part of the day. Loved seeing the city from the river. Our guide was very informative and funny. Definitely recommend everyone. Even my teenager had a good time!

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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

An excellent interlude in an otherwise hectic day out in Canterbury. A new experience for us - and one we will definitely be happy to repeat. Additional blankets were provided to deal with the June weather, and we were treated to a fun and informative hour on the river Stour. There is a nice café to wait in before your... More 

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Ghent, Belgium
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

Friendly punter, and while you wait your turn there is good coffee and cake in a pleasant little cafe. Nice to conclude that being approached in the street doesn't mean you'll be ripped off. Definitely worth the investment :)

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Huntingdon, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013

Lovely Jamie brought us to a lovely trip down the river in the first sunny day of our holidays! He even managed to answer all the awkward and silly questions our 6 year old asked!

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Woking, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013

Two adults wondering how to entertain a nearly-three-year-old little boy (Philip) stumbled upon this company! Late for one punt, we stopped for a cuppa and the loo in a pleasant cafe. Then off for the best part of an hour for a very informative and enjoyable trip along the Stour. Ian was our 'punter' and what a charming man he... More 

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Canterbury
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

Had a lovely tour on a sunny bank holiday Monday. Really interesting trip, from a guide (Ian) who really knew his stuff. The trip was made even better with a Mug of hot chocolate, and a slice of chocolate cake from the coffee shop next to where the punts go from. Highly recommended.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

By cannily having a coffee shop at the setting off point of the punting tour, the tedium of waiting for 15 minutes or so for the next punt is avoided. Amiable and helpful staff banter and entertain throughout the 45 minute 'tour'. To be honest there's not a huge amount to see from the tour and the information was not... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2013

We decided to go on a tour when we walked up and asked someone advertising them on the main street. It was an excellent decision, and it wasn't expensive at all. It was a little cold the day that we went, and the hot water bottles and blankets were greatly appreciated and a thoughtful touch. Our guide was very informative... More 

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