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Canterbury Punting Company

Stour Street | Waterlane Coffee House, Canterbury CT1 2NQ, England
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Informative and entertaining

Informative, entertaining and relaxing tour on the River Stour. Close to the busy town centre, but... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Linda B
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Sevenoaks
Cruising down the river

A relaxing way to spend an hour. The "punter" didn't know much and simply uttered banalities, but... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Wisprof
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Wauwatosa, Wisconsin
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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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  • Very good18%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Stour Street | Waterlane Coffee House, Canterbury CT1 2NQ, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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Reviewed 1 week ago

A relaxing way to spend an hour. The "punter" didn't know much and simply uttered banalities, but it was a nice way to spend a morning on a sunny day.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a wonderful trip drifting through the beautifully historic waterway of Canterbury. The guide was very friendly and we'll versed in the history of this picturesque city

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really enjoyed our punting trip through the old buildings of Canterbury on the Stour. Pleasant to hear the history of the areas you were seeing and a nice idea when visiting. My only gripe would be that my partner,daughter and I were put in a...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great company - I used to work for them part time in Canterbury and I enjoyed every minute of it! Friendly and caring staff, it's a great activity to do outdoors especially as a Valentine's gift or birthday/hen party to start the evening with.

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Reviewed 19 December 2017 via mobile

The trip starts at the cafe which is lovely and serves good coffee. Then on to the punt, which has cushions, blankets and even hot water bottles which were needed on a very cold December day. Seb was our host who was very friendly and...More

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Sam N, Director of Sales at Canterbury Punting Company, responded to this reviewResponded 4 January 2018

Hello Lynsey, It was a pleasure! on behalf of the canterbury punting company we would like to thank you! please do come again!

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Reviewed 5 December 2017 via mobile

What a lovely way to spend a morning. Friendly welcome, at the café, then into the punt with the obligatory safety advice. Very knowledgeable staff, gave us a great commentory on the trip. It was a cold day, made really comfortable with the hot water...More

1  Thank MikeCroudson
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Sam N, Director of Sales at Canterbury Punting Company, responded to this reviewResponded 4 January 2018

We're happy you enjoyed the comfort of our boats! do come again and thank you for the review!

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Reviewed 10 November 2017

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Sam N, Director of Sales at Canterbury Punting Company, responded to this reviewResponded 15 January 2018

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Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

We went on a punting boat last Saturday. It was my first time on one. It was very relaxing and great to see the sights from a completely different view. Sam was very good, telling us about the history of Canterbury and has a good...More

1  Thank TomHH1981
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Sam N, Director of Sales at Canterbury Punting Company, responded to this reviewResponded 8 January 2018

Hi Tom! That's a very nice review to leave, it was our pleasure to take you out, we're content your punter was entertaining, we look forward to seeing you again.

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Chetanna
22 October 2017|
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Response from Ashley D | Property representative |
Yes, that is possible. You do need to book a time slot for that kind of tour.
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Clare S
18 December 2016|
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Response from Ashley D | Property representative |
If the rainfall is small enough that the river doesn't flood, then we will be open. This is highly unlikely and hasn't happened since 2009 when we opened.
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Peter A
12 April 2016|
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Hi, we start from 10.30am, until 5pm,it's a 40 minute guided tour, and costs £10 per person, £8 students/seniors, and £5 children. D
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