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Canterbury Punting Company

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Address: Stour Street, Canterbury CT1 2NQ, England
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+44 7786 332666
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10:00 - 19:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 19:00
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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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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45-Minute Punting Tour in Canterbury
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A calm and gentle way to experience the Rivet Stour. While it's not a guided tour of the river our boatman was chatty and knowledgeable. We chose a sunny day in the late afternoon... read more

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

A calm and gentle way to experience the Rivet Stour. While it's not a guided tour of the river our boatman was chatty and knowledgeable. We chose a sunny day in the late afternoon and weren't disappointed. Everyone would enjoy this trip in my opinion!Even if you have little ones the river is so shallow you won't worry.Possibly challenging if... More 

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Thank Dot C
Nicosia, Cyprus
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you are a little lucky, you can go in the river alone with your partner in no time. Especially if your tour guide is Sebastien. You can take beautiful pictures and wrap them around your partner.

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a fantastic, relaxing and informative punting tour of the river. So beautiful and our guide was so entertaining with lots of knowledge about Canterbury. Thank you Well worth the trip and would recommend a go.

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Wallasey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Such a lovely relaxing experience. Very informative and they seemed to go out of their way to accommodate my family, as they were fully booked till a certain time, we did not have the time to wait so they tried there best to fit us in and I am glad they did. Good experience and excellent service.

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Thank Ken D
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2017

This is a lovely trip up and down one of the sections of the river that passes through Canterbury. It's well run, and the staff are all very pleasant. The accompanying chatter from the puntmaster general/guide about Canterbury and its history was, unfortunately, peppered with sensational nonsense of the kind intended to appeal to tourists.

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Cologne, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2017

Our family of four, really enjoyed our afternoon punting trip. The staff were tremendously friendly and informative. The weather was sunny which enhanced the trip no end. The punt tour takes about forty five minutes and the punter gave us lots of interesting facts and stories during the journey. The scenery is beautiful and it is very relaxing on the... More 

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Shaftesbury, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

We very much enjoyed our 40 minute punt down the river. So relaxing. The punter was very informative and funny. He clearly enjoyed taking us for the tour, would highly recommend.

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

All the best cities in the world look nicer by boat , Canterbury is no exception, already pretty by foot , by water it is truly quaint and magical. Really enjoyed our guided tour. Our guide who was either called Sebastian or Harry (sorry mate can't remember which of the two you were) was entertaining and informative and popular with... More 

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Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Well helllllooooooo! Great sights, including if I do say so myself, the boys themselves! One doest loveth their dulcet English tones and manners! Wouldn't get THAT in Oz! Now my daughter really wants to go to uni in Canterbury! Don't blame her! And the punt trip was v good! It was a really lovely way to end a tough 15k... More 

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Gainesville, Florida
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Reviewed 14 April 2017

My husband & I had a delightful time punting on the River Stour one sunny afternoon. In our punt were two other couples & we were very compatible.

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