Shared Punt Tours

Shared Punt Tours 2017-02-25T12:26:13+00:00

Join us for a 45 minute boat tour of the famous Cambridge college backs.

Punting by Trinity Wren libraryOur tours run every day during the peak season (March – October) and we run lots of them in the off season too. (If you’d like to punt out of season, just contact us for more details).
Sit back, relax, take in the historic surroundings and enjoy the anecdotes from our professional chauffeurs as you cover the ¾ mile stretch of the River Cam from Jesus Green to Silver Street (and back again).

On arrival at the punt station simply present your eTicket for guaranteed seats on the next available tour.

Please note – if you’re in a group of 7 or more adults it can work out more cost effective to book a private tour. If you’re not sure what punting is, then have a read of our blog post on the subject here or check out our virtual punt tour here.

 Here’s what you get:

Kings Chapel Cambridge as seen from the river Cam

King’s college

  • Approx 45 minutes to 1 hour boat trip along the river Cam in a traditional wooden punt
  • 8 famous Cambridge University colleges (along the part of the river known as ‘The Backs’), including Magdalene, St John’s, Trinity, King’s and Queens’ colleges
  • 9 famous (and some not so famous) bridges along the route, such as the Bridge of Sighs and the Mathematical (wooden) bridge
  • One of our excellent punt chauffeurs to do all of the hard work (the punting) and tell you about the history, student life, architecture and funny anecdotes as you float along the river
  • Our punts seat a maximum of 12 passengers
  • Tours leave at regular intervals throughout the day, although the times are not predetermined beforehand as we don’t run tours if there’s no one to go on them!
  • Blankets if it’s cold, umbrellas if it’s raining
  • You are welcome to bring food and drink with you (bear in mind that you might need to share your sandwiches with the resident waterfowl!)
  • You’re welcome to bring pets as long as they are well behaved and don’t try to eat the other passengers
  • Your etickets are valid for up to 6 months from the date of purchase, they can be used any day that we are open, on any shared tour that we have spaces available on. These tickets are non-refundable
  • You book on to your tour at the punt station upon arrival and presentation of your ticket, as well as paying any balance that is payable (if you have just paid a booking deposit*).
Bridge of Sighs St John's college Cambridge

The Bridge of Sighs

Cambridge Punting Prices

If you want to book for a specific time, or do not want to go on a shared tour, please look at our private tours page
*Please note that the price you pay today is a 25% deposit.
The balance is payable either before or on the day of your trip.

Shared Punt Tours

Online Exclusive
(Punt station)
Subtotal
Adults
£15 (*deposit: £3.75)
(£18)
Students/Seniors
£12 (*deposit: £3.00)
(£16)
Children
£7 (*deposit: £1.75)
(£10)

Private Punt Tours

Online Exclusive (week day)
Online Exclusive (weekend)
(Punt station)
12 Seater Punt
£100 £120 (£160)

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