Punting in Cambridge

Welcome to The Cambridge Punt Company, the no.1 ‘authorised, licensed & fully insured’ Punting Company in Cambridge. Relax in our comfortable, well maintained Punts, whilst our trained and knowledgable punting staff guide you along the picturesque River Cam.

Punting in Cambridge is the ultimate way to enjoy the sights, with the River Cam passing through the very heart of Cambridge’s University campus affording unique views of the most famous Colleges. Our punting tours begin opposite Magdalane College Gardens and commence up through St John’s College, Trinity College, Trinity Hall, Clare College, Kings’ and Queens’ Colleges.

The Cambridge Punt Company, for Private Punting Tours, Shared Punting Tours & Specialist Punting Tours on the River Cam, Cambridge.

  • Punt Tours


    Private Tour

    Private Punting Tour
    Secure your Punt departure time, so there is no waiting around. Have the personal touch with your very own guide. This is the perfect way to see the famous sights of the Backs and the River Cam in Cambridge.

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    Shared Punting  Tour

    Shared Punting Tour Cambridge
    Doing Cambridge on a budget, or just looking for a cheap activity for the afternoon. Our shared tours are only a maximum of 12, and you get the best of the sights without breaking the bank!

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    Evening Punting  Tour

    Evening Punting Tour, Cambridge

    Secure your departure time, so there is no waiting around. Have the personal touch of your guide. This is the best way to see the Backs and River Cam.

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    Hen Party Punting

    Hen Party Punting Cambridge
    Treat your hen to a guided tour of the backs sipping bubbly along the way. A great start or end to your hen night or weekend… Typically this tour takes over an hour, but often we arrange longer versions.
    You can decorate the punt yourself or leave it to us, it’s up to you.

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  • Special Offers


    May Ball Fireworks Punt

    May Ball Fireworks Punting Tour

    Enjoy the highlight of Cambridge University’s year from the comfort of your own private punt. Fireworks Punting in Cambridge. This year Trinity and Clare College are holding their May Balls on Monday the 13th of June followed by the St Johns Ball and fireworks on Tuesday 14th June.

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    Private Tour

    Private Punting Tour
    Secure your Punt departure time, so there is no waiting around. Have the personal touch with your very own guide. This is the perfect way to see the famous sights of the Backs and the River Cam in Cambridge.

    Book Now

    Hen Party Punting

    Hen Party Punting Cambridge
    Treat your hen to a guided tour of the backs sipping bubbly along the way. A great start or end to your hen night or weekend… Typically this tour takes over an hour, but often we arrange longer versions.

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    Haunted River Tour

    Haunted Punting Tour Cambridge
    On the Haunted River Punting Tour your traditionally dressed chauffeur will point out the places where ghosts have been sighted. You will be told a series of short ghost stories which, where possible, seek to explain these supernatural manifestations.

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    Punting in Cambridge

  • The Sights


    Kings College, Cambridge Punting

    Kings College

    One of the most infamous sights of the College Backs here in Cambridge. Not to be missed.

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    The Bridge of Sighs, Cambridge

    The Bridge of Sighs

    One of the most famous bridges over the River Cam. Originally built in 1831. The Bridge of Sighs in Cambridge is a covered bridge belonging to St John’s College of Cambridge University. It was built in 1831 and crosses the River Cam between the college’s Third Court and New Court.

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    Evening Punting Tour, Cambridge

    The Mathematical Bridge

    Queen’s College 1902. The bridge was first built in 1749 by James Essex the Younger, and designed by Willam Etheridge.

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    Queens College, Cambridge

    Queens’ College

    April 1448 – the Charter of Queen Margaret, wife of Henry VI, to found the Queens’ College of St Margaret and St Bernard. The riverside buildings began to be erected in 1460.

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