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Address: Scudamore Granta Place | Mill Lane, Cambridge CB2 1RS, England
Phone Number: +44 1223 359750
9:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Founded in the early 1900s, we are Cambridge's oldest and friendliest...

Founded in the early 1900s, we are Cambridge's oldest and friendliest punting company.

We founded pleasure punting in Cambridge and have hired boats along the famous College Backs and on the scenic route towards Grantchester village for over 100 years.

As the first company in Cambridge to offer chauffeured tours of the College Backs, our VisitEngland award-winning services include both our boat hire and our College Backs Tour.

Discover how the city has evolved from medieval market town to world-class centre for education whilst enjoying spectacular views from the river - the ideal introduction to the city's inspiring history.

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Tranquillity along the Cam

We had a very charming Chauffeur, Martin who came from Hungary, his interest in English history secures him a place amongst the many tourist guides in Cambridge. Scudamore's... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We had a very charming Chauffeur, Martin who came from Hungary, his interest in English history secures him a place amongst the many tourist guides in Cambridge. Scudamore's punting company offers an excellent insight into some of the most famous colleges that make up Cambridge University.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel I was staying at had reduced price tickets for the punting tour which cost me GBP 16 instead of GBP 20. The location was a just a few paces from my hotel at the Doubletree. Took a trip in the late afternoon, and enjoyed a very relaxing 50 minutes on the river. The guide come punter was very... More 

Thank Nigel G
Knutsford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

During our first day in Cambridge, it was very wet all day, so we didn't fancy going on the river. Our second day was perfect punting weather. If I'm honest, I do find it off putting all the people trying to persuade you to go on the boats, and this company were no different. However that is my only negative..... More 

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Jaipur, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is a traditional Cambridge Punting. They were the first to introduced pleasure punting. They ensure that the River Cam can be enjoyed by all. They offer traditional boating services to residents and visitors alike. We received a warm welcome from them with good service. They offer Cambridge tour and also allow you to explore the river yourself on their... More 

Thank RajnishPathak
Taunton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Booked online and got to Cambridge on a beautiful autumnal afternoon in time for one of the last punts of the day. We were provided with blankets and hot water bottles and away we went. Our guide was very informative and funny and it was a lovely way to spend some time. I highly recommend that you go punting at... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My family loved it , the punt man was hilarious , great anecdotes and commentary on all the sights, relaxing way to take the family around the city.A must do on a sunny day.

Thank tonystevens378
Tromso, Norway
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a must do activity and was a highlight of my wonderful visit to Cambridge. It was safe, fun and informative. The punter/guide did an excellent job and pointed out many interesting sites. The tour enables you to see parts of the university you would not otherwise see. A bit expensive but a unique experience. Highly recommended.

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Calgary, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took a punting tour of the River Cam in Cambridge on a pleasant Saturday afternoon in October. The biggest surprise was the large number of punts on the river, and the near chaos of self-piloted boats drifting and swerving while the professionally operated boats tried to make their way through. This is not the quiet leisurely trip one might... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Definitely recommend going on a punting tour when visiting Cambridge, friendly tour guides, However if you had never visited Cambridge before they do not give much information. It can be very busy in summer. NHS discount available.

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Cluj-Napoca, Romania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016

We were fast visiting Cambridge for the first time and we had only one day for it so punting is a great option to see several colleges and to learn about them and the town's history. Our guide was nice, polite with good sense for humor and he provided us with a lot of information and answered to all of... More 

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