The stunning River Cam runs through the heart of Cambridge and punting down it is the most fantastic way to while away an afternoon or evening and take in the sights.
The most impressive being the fantastic views of the world famous Cambridge College ‘Backs’, but other sights include the King's College Chapel, The Wren Library at Trinity College and the Bridge of Sighs.
Unless you happen to own a punt it is best to take an organised tour and there are a number of fully licensed punt operators available in the city. So if you fancy a trip down the Cam then try Punting in Cmabridge. Here are a selection of operators to choose from…
Scudamore’s Punting Company
Founded in 1910, Scudamore's are Cambridge's oldest and most renowned Cambridge punting company. Since their foundation, they have been hiring out craft in Cambridge to both residents and visitors alike.
If you would like to have a go at punting yourself, you can hire one of the punts for as short as an hour or as long as a day's opening hours.
Cambridge Chauffeur Punts
Cambridge Chauffeur Punts was founded in 1993. Since then they have built up to a fleet of 27 Punts some of which are double punts, designed for taking groups such as school parties and conference groups of up to 100 people.
Customers can choose from taking a tour with a chauffeur guide or punting themselves. They operate on the upper river, towards Granchester and along the middle river which passes the famous college Backs.
Granta Punting Company
Granta is a multi award winning, quintessentially English company and is perfectly located.
Traditional and entertaining chauffeur tours by students. Self hire punting and canoeing also available. Riverside picnics and BBQ's.
Corporate events, tour groups and schools welcome. Plus for those of you who are romantically-inclined there is also romantic punting by candlelight.
Lets Go Punting
At Lets Go Punting they specialise in private and shared chauffeured Cambridge punting tours.
Their tours last approximately 50 minutes and cover the full length of the College Backs, including magnificent sights such as Kings College Chapel, The Bridge of Sighs and New Court St Johns.
Sit back and relax whilst your chauffeur punts you along the River Cam providing an interesting and information tour focusing on the colleges, famous alumni and Cambridge history.