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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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Fun and relax

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... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Ken D
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Wallasey
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Wallasey
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Thank Porpsny
Cologne, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Thank SJJG
Shaftesbury, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago 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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Thank lesleyhyatt
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago 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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Victoria
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago 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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Thank jgls
Gainesville, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Thank Jeanne D
Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a great way to spend 45 minutes when visiting Canterbury. Our guide Sebastian was full of great history on the city, answered all our question and was quite comical. Made for a wonderful experience. Two thumbs up. A must try adventure.

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Thank Kevin B
London
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spent a lovely sunny day in Canterbury celebrating my birthday and as a special treat went for a punt on the river (Another one ticked off the bucket list!) Harry, our guide was lovely - he was informative, polite and made the whole experience a rather pleasant one - thank you Harry! We were joined by six others on the... More 

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Thank Sally R
Isle of Thanet, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoy a relaxing punting trip up the river with Harry as your guide, full of interesting info. Well worth £12 will do it again very soon

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