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Canterbury Punting Company

Stour Street | Waterlane Coffee House, Canterbury CT1 2NQ, England
+44 7786 332666
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Must do river tour!

The trip starts at the cafe which is lovely and serves good coffee. Then on to the punt, which has... read more

Reviewed December 18, 2017
Lynsey F
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Great trip

What a lovely way to spend a morning. Friendly welcome, at the café, then into the punt with the... read more

Reviewed December 5, 2017
MikeCroudson
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Alresford, United Kingdom
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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 have comfortable cushions and blankets.
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  • Very good18%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Stour Street | Waterlane Coffee House, Canterbury CT1 2NQ, England
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Reviewed December 18, 2017 via mobile

The trip starts at the cafe which is lovely and serves good coffee. Then on to the punt, which has cushions, blankets and even hot water bottles which were needed on a very cold December day. Seb was our host who was very friendly and...More

1  Thank Lynsey F
Sam N, Director of Sales at Canterbury Punting Company, responded to this reviewResponded January 4, 2018

Hello Lynsey, It was a pleasure! on behalf of the canterbury punting company we would like to thank you! please do come again!

Reviewed December 5, 2017 via mobile

What a lovely way to spend a morning. Friendly welcome, at the café, then into the punt with the obligatory safety advice. Very knowledgeable staff, gave us a great commentory on the trip. It was a cold day, made really comfortable with the hot water...More

1  Thank MikeCroudson
Sam N, Director of Sales at Canterbury Punting Company, responded to this reviewResponded January 4, 2018

We're happy you enjoyed the comfort of our boats! do come again and thank you for the review!

Reviewed November 10, 2017

I was pootling around Canterbury on a sunny day in September when I decided to take this 45 minute trip on a whim. What can I say? Both the punting and the commentary left a bit to be desired(!), but there really is no better...More

Management response:Responded 4 weeks ago

Thank you very much for the great review, we hope to see you again

Reviewed November 9, 2017 via mobile

We went on a punting boat last Saturday. It was my first time on one. It was very relaxing and great to see the sights from a completely different view. Sam was very good, telling us about the history of Canterbury and has a good...More

1  Thank TomHH1981
Sam N, Director of Sales at Canterbury Punting Company, responded to this reviewResponded January 8, 2018

Hi Tom! That's a very nice review to leave, it was our pleasure to take you out, we're content your punter was entertaining, we look forward to seeing you again.

Reviewed November 2, 2017 via mobile

My friend Maggie and I really enjoyed our atmospheric Halloween boat ride with the wonderful Sebastian reading Poe in a lantern lit boat and the equally charming Sam doing the hard graft of punting the boat,not only laden down with 8 tourists in (at times(very...More

Thank Key K
Sam N, Director of Sales at Canterbury Punting Company, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

It was a pleasure! thank you again, do come again this year!

Reviewed November 2, 2017 via mobile

Did this tour on a whim. The people were very friendly. The punter was knowledgeable and fun. Crew is helpful getting on and off (we have some stiff joints, old injuries, etc). Although it was not too cold (beautiful November afternoon) they provided plenty of...More

Thank BothClarks
Sam N, Director of Sales at Canterbury Punting Company, responded to this reviewResponded January 8, 2018

Thank you for the review, do come again!

Reviewed October 28, 2017 via mobile

Fantastic boat tour. We did it at 10.40 and it was just me and my husband on the boat. We took lovely pictures. We paid £12.00 each. The tour is not very long but it's really nice and relaxing!

Thank Morlav87
Sam N, Director of Sales at Canterbury Punting Company, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for the review, we're delighted you enjoyed the tour on our punts! do come again

Reviewed October 28, 2017 via mobile

Lovely river tour and your guide tells you all about the history of Canterbury. Very relaxing as the boat wasn’t bumpy at all and the tunnels and bridges were very interesting to go under and is a fun experience for children.

Thank Lyle_mord
Sam N, Director of Sales at Canterbury Punting Company, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you very much for the great review, we hope to see you again

Reviewed October 7, 2017 via mobile

Had a great experience in the safe hands of Emma on a punt on the river stour . Travelled under the high street in a tunnel, Very interesting information provided by Emma , It's a must do if you in Canterbury .

Thank Timothy S
Reviewed October 3, 2017

My husband and I took a punting tour in September and really enjoyed it. The weather was iffy but the company has plenty of nice big umbrellas you can borrow (for a 5 pound fee which is refunded when you return the umbrella). Our guide...More

Thank SueMPA
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Chetanna
October 22, 2017|
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Response from Ashley D | Property representative |
Yes, that is possible. You do need to book a time slot for that kind of tour.
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Clare S
December 18, 2016|
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Response from Ashley D | Property representative |
If the rainfall is small enough that the river doesn't flood, then we will be open. This is highly unlikely and hasn't happened since 2009 when we opened.
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Peter A
April 12, 2016|
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Response from Duncan W |
Hi, we start from 10.30am, until 5pm,it's a 40 minute guided tour, and costs £10 per person, £8 students/seniors, and £5 children. D
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