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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
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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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45-Minute Punting Tour in Canterbury
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I found this enjoyable and informative in spite of the 36 degree high temperature on the day. Sebastian? did a fabulous job of getting us round tricky corners and through very... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
mal462016
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Grimsby, United Kingdom
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Grimsby, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I found this enjoyable and informative in spite of the 36 degree high temperature on the day. Sebastian? did a fabulous job of getting us round tricky corners and through very low bridges and he must have been exhausted by the extreme heat as were all his colleagues on the river that day! Great little trip and one not to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Decided to drive to Canterbury specifically to go down the river . Well this was worth every penny. Relaxing and very a very nice calm trip along the river. Fishes and wild life all along this beautiful river . Superb Time. Would highly recommend this to anyone able

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Today, after walking along by the Marlowe and seeing the lovely clean, clear,cool river. I decided Tescos could wait and I would throw caution to the wind and take a tour in a punt by the Canterbury Punting Co. It's NOT just for tourists, us local people should support it too!! And you might learn something. I took my faithful... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My friends and I had the best afternoon as we were given a tour upstream by Sam of Canterbury Punting Co. Extremely relaxing and informative tour, and Sam's local knowledge and appreciation of Canterbury as a city made the experience even better than we had expected! I would highly recommend Canterbury Punting Company for anyone wanting a historic and informative... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A little hard to find, Canterbury Punting Company is far and away the best thing we did in Canterbury. What is there to say? Great well maintained boats, very informed Punters giving the guided tour, extremely beautiful surroundings and 8 quid a person! When visiting Canterbury make certain you search out and find Canterbury Punting!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

What a nice way to see "behind the scenes", behind the homes, buildings, hospital. It was relaxing and informative and the scenery was lovely. Such a nice thing to do in such a charming town.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Tried something different after lunch in Canterbury. We went on the Historic Tour given by and punted by Sam of Canterbury Punting Co. Very interesting he really knows his stuff 4 of us in the punt the other couple were French but Sam was so fluent in French although he is English all 4 of us learnt a great deal... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really bad service, extra long wait and finaly we did not get to take the boat tour due to the fact that the person incharge simply forgot us twice! 1 hour waiting for no reason!

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went on this twice because we enjoyed it so much. The men who punt you down the river tell you about Canterbury history which was very interesting and did not take away from the relaxing feel of the cruise. We shared the boat with two other couples the first time and we chatted and had a laugh. The second... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had s great time in the sunshine this Saturday. We took the tranquil route recommended by the manager. We relaxed as Peter steered us down the great stour. We felt relaxed and safe! Would go again everyday if I could!

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