Punting in Cambridge - Taking your Cambridge River Tour

Taking your Cambridge River Tour

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Embarking on your Cambridge Punt Tour

(click here to download our directions to the punt station as a pdf)

To check in for your punt tour, please make your way to Quayside, Cambridge. Our duty manager will greet you at the ‘ice-cream-vendor’ style kiosk next to the river. If you have any trouble finding them, give them a call on the mobile phone number on your booking confirmation. 

At Quayside, you’ll also have access to public toilets for a comfort break – your last chance to go for the next hour or so!

Our punt tours leave from the punt station adjacent to the “La Mimosa” Italian restaurant. It’s a short stroll along the boardwalk from Quayside, towards Jesus Green, and a lovely quiet spot, making it much easier to board your boat.

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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)
Adults
£15
(£18)
Students/Seniors
£12
(£16)
Children
£7
(£10)

Private Punt Tours

Online Exclusive (week day)
Online Exclusive (weekend)
(Punt station)
12 Seater Punt
£100 £125 (£160)

View of the La Mimosa punt station from the River Cam

La Mimosa Punt Station
Thompson’s Lane
Cambridge
CB5 8AQ

GoogleMaps

(Click the map to view in Google Maps)

The simplest way to get there is to travel to Magdalene Bridge at Quayside and follow the riverside walkway all the way to the end. During normal opening hours there will be someone on Quayside to get you booked on to your tour. Look for the booths with the umbrellas near Las Iguanas restaurant.

Quayside, Cambridge in autumn

Quayside is the place to come to check in for your punt tour

During normal opening hours, there is a sales kiosk for the punt station on Quayside, in the area near Las Iguanas restaurant.

If your tour is booked outside of normal opening hours, please take a stroll along the walkway until you see La Mimosa and look out for one of our friendly members of staff.

The closest car park is a few minutes walk away at Park Street (CB5 8AS) and you can click here for a status update as to how full they currently are.

There are regular buses from the railway station and the nearest bus stop is Bridge Street.

Virtual punt tour

We know how great punting along the River Cam is because, well, we’re lucky enough to be surrounded by the beauty of Cambridge on a daily basis.

However, if you haven’t yet paid a visit to this fantastic and historic city, then you could (almost) be forgiven for wondering what all the fuss is about. With that in mind, we have created this virtual punt tour video, that in a minute and a half, gives you a bit more of an idea of what our 45 minute punt tours are all about.

There’s no sound, so you can watch it on the sly at work when no one’s looking (we won’t tell anyone if you don’t), and you we don’t need to give you any spoiler alerts as far as ruining any of the stories that you will hear on a tour. Enjoy:

and as an added bonus, here’s an aerial view of Cambridge to give you an idea of some of the spectacular scenery that the city has to offer:

For more images like these, have a look at our gallery, check out our Instagram account, or better yet come and join us on a punt tour!