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Canterbury Punting Company

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Address: Stour Street, Canterbury CT1 2NQ, England
Phone Number: +44 7786 332666
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

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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RIVERting Ricky!

I had such a wonderful time on Ricky's tour down the beautiful River Stour. Ricky was friendly, extremely knowledgeable about the history of Canterbury and the river and delivered... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Worcestershire, United Kingdom
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Worcestershire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had such a wonderful time on Ricky's tour down the beautiful River Stour. Ricky was friendly, extremely knowledgeable about the history of Canterbury and the river and delivered the tour with humour and charm which captivated the entire boat (including children and senior citizens). It's clear that he has a passion for what he does! I will definitely be... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Took the city cruise (another possibility is to focus on the landscape option. Hayden was extremely knowledgeable, funny and interesting. They also supplied warm water bottles and blankets in order to help with the cold weather. An excellent way to explore this wonderful city.

Thank geulabr
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We really enjoyed the punting tour at Canterbury. 45 minutes with a well informed guide to tell us the history of the tunnels, river and local area. There is a tea rooms were you wait for the tour and you can get deals with a couple of local restaurants. I recommend this tour.

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

We always try to take some sort of River "Cruise" when we are away as you do get a different "feel" to the place that you are staying - this did not disappoint. Andrew, our "Punter", was extremely funny and very informative - we had a 45 minute trip up and down the river and he kept us entertained all... More 

Thank MrandMrsB747
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We did the special offer: The Old Weavers lunch and punting tour for £15pp I won't bore you with the resturant review but it was delicious! The tour itself, Having lived in Canterbury for all of my 25yrs of my life I've never got round to do one and why I do not know. Front boarding the boat to the... More 

Thank Some_guy_13
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016 via mobile

Having worked in Canterbury for nearly 20 years I have seen the outside of most of the buildings, but viewing them from the river gives an entirely different perspective. I never knew there were so many tunnels under some of the buildings. Sebastian, our guide, was very knowledgeable and had plenty of nuggets of information about what we were travelling... More 

Thank Kevin S
Tampa, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016

We went punting down the Stour River of Canterbury for a different view of the city. This is a very relaxing means of traveling away from the maddening crowds. A punt is a flat bottom fairly wide boat that is propelled down the river by the gentle current and returned to your starting point by a gondolier working a long... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016

Firstly this 40 minute trip was very relaxing the punt was very comfortable and blankets are offered priced at £10 per person for a guided tour between the historic canterbury buildings sounded great apart from the guide chose not to give any information apart from how expensive the art college is this did kind of let it down somewhat as... More 

Thank Jason L
Ashley D, Owner at Canterbury Punting Company, responded to this review

Jason. Sorry that you were disappointed by the tour. Its not company policy not to give a commentary, I will look into this. More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

My family and I stayed up in Canterbury for the weekend and were looking for something to do when we found this. So we walked down after buying our tickets to a lovely little coffee shop by the river. We then waited for our boat to arrive and then went on board. We were given hot water bottles and even... More 

Thank samtcustardcream3
Whitstable, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

Took my daughter out on the punt was 15 pound for both of us on a 45 min trip Sebastian was very funny and made mine and my daughters day credit to josh at persuading us to go on . will recommend to my mates and family

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