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Westgate Punts

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“relaxing hour”(7 reviews)
“the river”(50 reviews)
“city trip”(3 reviews)
Escape the crowds on your own traditional chauffeured punt and experience the tranquility and beauty of Canterbury's Great Stour river. Punts depart from Westgate Bridge, winding through the delightful Westgate Gardens, past Binnan Ea nature...more
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| Westgate Grove, Canterbury CT2 8AA, England
+44 7816 760869
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Reviewed September 30, 2018

From Westgate Bridge, two of us took an hour's punt ride along the river, seeing the trees, birds and historic buildings. We had the boat to ourselves. Very relaxing. Highly recommended. Our punter and guide was knowledgeable and very efficient. Good value for money.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank sibar500
Reviewed September 20, 2018

We chose Westgate Punts over The Canterbury Punting Company because of the route to be honest and the surroundings. Am we were so happy we did. The route was lovely, very picturesque and the punter was so friendly and knowledgeable. It was my first time...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank zen_pistolas
Reviewed September 17, 2018

I would absolutely recommend this for anyone visiting Canterbury! We chose the 50 min tour and was so glad we did - I thought it might feel too long but it was perfect! The scenery is incredible, a super relaxing ride along the river, especially...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank adventuresandnaps
Reviewed September 9, 2018

We took our two grandchildren for a punt along the river from the Westgate Towers. Having lived in the area for 38 years this experience was something that I have had on my list “to do” for a long time. We were not disappointed, our...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Yvonne P
Reviewed September 5, 2018 via mobile

I took my Grandaughter last week the weather was fabulous and Ben was friendly and knowledgeable, would definitely recommend this experience.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Anita B
Reviewed September 2, 2018 via mobile

This was exceptional, the weather helped tremendously, but the punt experience was lovely, we’ve never done it before, and going down the river, the views was amazing, so pretty, we had a lovely punter that pointed out things of interests and knowledgeable facts, but also...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank julied6704
Reviewed September 1, 2018 via mobile

Not done this before but the weather was beautiful and it looked like a relaxing trip along the river. Which is exactly what we got, great value we took the 50 minute one and the guy doing all the work was friendly and informative. Really...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

Just messing about on the river a great half day especially if you take a bottle of champagne with you it’s a trip through old canterbury that’s worth doing.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank n2pow
Reviewed August 27, 2018

I would have loved to do this but unfortunately the not very nice man there refused to take me as I was travelling solo. His exact comment was "Have you not got a friend you could bring with you?" Errrrrr......plenty friends thank you but I've...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Bubbles73uk
Reviewed August 23, 2018

What a beautiful way of seeing the city and some hidden areas that can be seen no other way. We did not book but just turned up and we were dealt with perfectly from start to finish by wonderful friendly staff. The trip was very...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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July 27, 2018|
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Response from D0203 | Reviewed this property |
Hi We went along the day before and the guy said it wouldn't be necessary to book. We went back an waited just a few minutes for a boat to return. We didn't queue as such.
Shannon R
November 14, 2017|
Response from Nazarene | Property representative |
Sorry no.
February 3, 2017|
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Response from PhilomelUK | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for this delay - I have been away. I hope the answer above got to you in time. I would have answered much the same.