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Canterbury Punting Company

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Address: Stour Street, Canterbury CT1 2NQ, England
Phone Number: +44 7786 332666
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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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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$13.24*
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45-Minute Punting Tour in Canterbury
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A Wonderful 45 Minutes

We had Ricky as our guide - he was extremely informative, eloquent and interesting. The trip down the Stour was fascinating, up close to buildings with amazing histories. The boat... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Kane C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We had Ricky as our guide - he was extremely informative, eloquent and interesting. The trip down the Stour was fascinating, up close to buildings with amazing histories. The boat was extremely comfortable, the ride very relaxing.

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Thank Kane C
Margate, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

25 of us from our WI group took the tour this morning. Our punt had a lovely young man (Peter) guiding us along the river, he entertained us with his knowledge and humour, making our river tour of this wonderful city an outing to remember and one we will want to repeat.

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Thank franchaines
Preston, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A group of 6 were told we could just turn up. We shared our trip with 6 other people so it was rather a squash. Josh was entertaining but our group sitting at the opposite end to Josh could not hear much of what he was saying. Maybe a small microphone would help? We enjoyed the trip. There were steep... More 

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Thank Tina S
Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went on this 45 min boat ride, with a charming, informative shipper, launched from at their quaint caffe, where we could leave our laggage. A nice way to learn Canterbury, it's history and miths.

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Thank Dinnie23
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Having lived in Canterbury for a number of years, we finally decided to do a river tour, and we are glad we did. Travelling down the windy and narrow route of the river Stour, you get to see a unique side of Canterbury that most overlook. Sebastian our guide was friendly and knowledgeable, and help to make the whole trip... More 

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Thank Martin O
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I took my partner who is American on this tour. What can I say Sam our guide was polite and knowledgable from start to finish, answered all the questions he was asked. The views of the river was beautiful, tranquil, the 40 minutes tour was over quickly, shame we could of stayed on there for hours. I would highly recommend... More 

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Beverley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to Canterbury whilst on holiday in Kent, we came across this advert Punt and Dine, so we looked into it. We found the pub that offered the punt and dine it was a lovely oldy worldy pub we enquired and was shown to our table outside under the lovely vine encased roof, we sat and looked out onto... More 

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely way to see a different side of Canterbury. The guides are very knowledgeable on the history of this lovely city.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Pretty water ways & some interesting historical facts. Although our guide was kind & friendly, he didn't have all his historical facts. It was still fun to experience.

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Thank Katrina T
Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a splendid 40 minutes in a guided tour of Canterbury. Our 3 teenage nieces were very taken with the guide. Highly recommended. You get such a different view of the city. And it is a traditional punt instead of a boat with oars. Great fun, give it a go.

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