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Canterbury Punting Company

Opens in 27 min: 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Canterbury Punting Company
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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...more
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Stour Street | Waterlane Coffee House, Canterbury CT1 2NQ, England
+44 7786 332666
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We found the trip enjoyable, and Jacob who took us was very knowledgeable of the history and local culture which made the trip more enjoyable

Thank Elizabeth A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Tranquil rather than transylvania! Don't expect frights. However, we thoroughly enjoyed our Halloween punt on the Stour. We listened to some spooky and amusing tails as we glided gently up and down the river in the dark. We thoroughly recommend this trip.

Thank Stephen B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Unsuccessfully looking for a river boat trip I came across this facility by accident. It was my first experience of being punted and was a wonderful trip. The punter/guide was knowledgeable and humorous but always ensuring there was a marked difference between the historical and...More

1  Thank David S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great punt trip yesterday. Lovely comfy punt with cushions and blankets provided. Peter, our guide was excellent , we learnt loads about the city in a beautiful relaxing environment. Highly recommended.

Thank Heather P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited today for the first time and what a fantastic experience it was! Would highly recommend. We had a shared tour and just turned up and booked. Lady behind the desk was welcoming and helpful. Great cup of coffee in the cafe beforehand. Give it...More

Thank 162gemmas
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I would recommend these guys 100%. Our guide, Peter, was so funny and he made our journey very interesting. His knowledge about history is unbelievable. You can tell he really likes what he's doing. Good job, guys.

Thank alexiis4ever
Reviewed October 6, 2018

Our delegates loved their putting experience with the Canterbury Punting Company. When we next conference in Kent I won't hesitate to make this a part of the programme. Thank you

Thank eleanorw628
Reviewed October 1, 2018 via mobile

Thoroughly recommend doing this tour. There were 8 of us on our punt which was reasonably comfortable. However, we did see other punts from this company with 12 passengers which would have been a bit squishy. You can take your own snacks and drinks onto...More

Thank ZiggyLondon
Reviewed September 25, 2018

We loved the punting tour and were so impressed with the service. I had booked a private tour for 10 on a Sunday afternoon. Unfortunately the weather was forecast to be terrible, but communication was great and they confirmed they were happy to go ahead...More

1  Thank Kate R
Reviewed September 16, 2018

I went on a punting tour with this company a year ago and remember it being quite good so went back and did a tour with another guide. What a difference the guide makes! He seemed to not have much to say about the sites...More

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August 5, 2018|
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July 1, 2018|
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Not necessarily. Try calling the shop 01227464797
June 6, 2018|
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Sorry for the late response. Hope you enjoyed your trip