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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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I had been to Canterbury several times. This summer my daughter joinde me and I thought it would be nice to give punting a try. Absolutely amazing! Beautiful, relaxing tour... read more

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I had been to Canterbury several times. This summer my daughter joinde me and I thought it would be nice to give punting a try. Absolutely amazing! Beautiful, relaxing tour along the clear Stour river which serpents along Canterbury. The punters: superb. All of them know a lot of history and interesting fun facts. Time flies! You don´t want it... More 

Thank 300maria
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

So, I'm a local and it wouldn't have occurred to me to do this trip, except that we had family and friends from Canada and Germany, but we all had a great time. Seb, who was our guide was friendly, helpful and knowledgeable, and as others have said, the whole experience was relaxing and interesting. HIghly recommended. Even if you... More 

Thank centralstar
Maidstone, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

have wanted to do this for a while and as there was the opportunity for an evening tour, we finally did it. So glad we did, it was very tranquil and relaxing with lots to see. Sam was great. Would definitely recommend.

Thank jules305
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

They accepted only cash in advance without cutting a propper receipt (could be tax evading) saying that boats leave every 15 minutes and only when we went to board we were informed that we would have to wait 2 hours because it was busy. The owner squeezed too many people on board and the boat would get stuck because the... More 

Thank Tasdel D
Rickmansworth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well worth the money..£10 each..we had Ricky as our guide he really knew his history and made it a lot of fun, the trip lasted about 45 mins, definitely recommend.

Thank Sharron O
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were looking for things to do during our day trip to Canterbury and, spotting a number of people in the main street advertising the Canterbury Punting Company, we decided to give it a try. The trips were advertised as being every twenty minutes for a cost of £10 each. After handing over our money and given a voucher, we... More 

Thank Derek D
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took a day trip to Canterbury and before arriving we had decided we definintely wanted to do a River Cruise, however, not with Canterbury Punting Company. Whilst heading to the other tour company a very friendly tour guide caught our eye and informed us that this cruise uses more of the river and a more vintage feel with their... More 

Thank Perfumestevie
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Loved this boat trip. Very relaxing. Fantastic scenery Guide was brilliant, funny and informative. Well worth doing

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

Our punter Peter was very chatty and friendly. He offered lots of interesting facts and little stories about the area and the history of Canterbury during the punt and made it a fun trip. The punt itself is surprisingly comfy and we were offered cushions and blankets if we wanted them. It is a great way to explore the city... More 

Thank Tracey M
Gumbet, Turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely and informative tour. Nice boat, beautiful river, great scenery and knowledgeable, friendly staff.

Thank Tansy W

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