Unless you’ve been living under a rock, or in a cave somewhere with no access to the internet or media, you are probably aware that pretty much the entire world has gone into lock down (or is about to).

In the interests of public safety, and in line with government advice, punting is not currently available. Let’s face it, even if it was, would you really want to spend 45 minutes sat next to someone in a punt, where if they start to cough, your only escape would be to jump in the river? No… we didn’t think so – and neither do we.

You can still buy our etickets to use either as gift vouchers for friends/family or for yourselves once normal service is resumed. The normal 6 month validity on these will be from when tours start up again, rather than the date of purchase. As a small, independent business, we appreciate any support during this horrible time.

Obviously we don’t know what the coming weeks, or even months will bring, but rest assured that all tickets/vouchers will be honoured. We’ll be in touch about rescheduling any bookings once we’ve got a clear picture on when we’ll be re-opening.

Stay safe and well everyone. See you on the other side.

Punts moored up at Jesus Green, Cambridge

Punts at rest. Which they will be for a while

Under normal circumstances, we would be actively encouraging people to visit Cambridge at this time of year but these aren’t normal circumstances.

Please respect the government advice on social distancing and self-isolation. The most important thing that all of us can do at the moment is to follow this advice and help to ensure that we get through this together, sooner rather than later.

We know that many of you know the impact that this is having and will have on small businesses like ours, and when it’s all done we will welcome your support, as will other businesses in Cambridge.

In the meantime, please stay safe and resist the temptation to spread information that you might have heard on social media. Only information from official sources can be trusted (as much as it ever can). Advice from unverified sources on social media can be misleading and contradictory.

If you’re missing your fix of Cambridge, then check out our latest blog post with images of Cambridge during lockdown.