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Distanced Shared Punting Tour

Shared Punting in Cambridge

Rated 5 out of 5
5 out of 5 stars (based on 10 reviews)
From: £20


29th of March – Distanced Shared Tours are not available. To book please select either our Half-Boat Single Household Shared Tour option or our Private Punting Tours.

12th April – Distance Shared Tours are available with social distancing restrictions in place. Groups must comply with government guidelines at all times.

For more information about our Covid-19 safety measures please visit this page.

COVID19 has changed the way we operate our traditional shared, so instead of purchasing an individual seat, we are now selling seats by the row. By altering the arrangements of our shared punting in Cambridge tour, our customers can enjoy the delight of a traditional Cambridge punting tour at a reduced price. You can book a row of seats for 2 or 3 people, a section for up to 6 or multiple rows for up to 9.

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Select number of people:
  • Your tour will last approximately 50 minutes
  • Book your departure time online.
  • There are 4 options available either: 2 seats (1 row), 3 seats (1 row), 6 seats (2 rows) or 9 seats (3 rows).
  • The use of perspex screens have been added to our punts, where required, for social distancing.
  • We use dynamic pricing to offer you the best rate online.
  • Avoid the queues by booking online.
  • And if you would like to book a private tour please click here

Distanced Shared Punting in Cambridge

At the Traditional Punting Company we always strive for the best customer service and experience, and we have welcomed the opportunity to use technology to mitigate the risk of COVID-19 by automating our services. Customers can enjoy their chauffeured punt tour without the worry, knowing everything has been organised in advance. Customers can now book their departure during the booking process so there is no need to checkin on the day to arrange the departure time. Plan your day stress-free knowing everything has been taken care of before your visit to Cambridge.

A private seating area on a shared punt is the best way to see Cambridge and its famous sights at a great price and without the queues.

If you would like to talk to a member of our team regarding our COVID-19 safety measures, or would like more information about our new Distanced Shared Punting Tour, then please do not hesitate to contact us or visit our FAQ page.

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COVID-19 and Punting

At the Traditional Punting Company we want to assure our customers that every measure is being taken to maintain safety for all.

Purchasing this new shared punt tour means that you will be on the boat with other groups, however perspex screens will separate groups when the minimum distance of 1 metre has not been met.

Our staff members will be wearing face coverings when required and all surfaces on the punt will be cleaned in-between tours. On the day our customers will receive a text message 5 minutes before their departure time, meaning that groups can enjoy Jesus Green park until they receive a notification that their boat is ready for embarkation to aid social distancing.

Interesting Trip

Rated 5 out of 5

We really enjoyed our trip. Our guide, Thoren, was knowledgable and made the trip more interesting. Will recommend to friends.

Claire Lord

Relaxing and Enjoyable

Rated 5 out of 5

We went punting with Ben who was very pleasant and polite. The ride was very relaxing and enjoyable (it was not busy as we went on the 30th July as Covid restrictions were easing). We decided to pay for a 6 seater shared option as we were a family of 2 adults, a 6 yr old and a kids scooter. I’m glad we did as the 2 seater at the front and back would definitely have been too tight for us! Booking with this company was easy, they were very friendly on the phone and called back straight after I booked online. Directions to their docking was easy to follow. The views were lovely and the sun was shining…all in all a lovely start to the day. (We were only spending 6 hours in Cambridge so decided to park in Castle Street car park which was only 8 minute walk away and cost £7.50).

Londonna Evans

Great Experience

Rated 5 out of 5

A great experience, from first phoning to make an enquiry through to the trip itself. We were met at the river bank, given clear instructions, introduced to our ‘skipper’ Jack and taken to the boat. Jack was a fabulous guide – informative, interesting, humorous and very personable. The punt was almost a full hour. Highly recommend. PS easy to socially distance and correct due consideration had been given to comply with COVID safety measures.

Amanda Regan

Fantastic Glide on the Water

Rated 5 out of 5

Took a fantastic glide on the water guided by Jack our knowledgeable puntour(?!). Cambridge is such a beautiful city, and it’s made even more special whilst being experienced by the water. If you’re considering whether it’s worth the money, dont hesitate, it’s an absolutely brilliant experience that’s not to be replicated anywhere.

Charlotte Perry

Very Pleasant Ride

Rated 5 out of 5

Very pleasant ride on the river cam. My guide, Ben, was very kind and told me many interesting anecdotes about the different places and buildings you see during the tour. The punting tour is an essential activity to do when you visit Cambridge and I recommend the tour with this company! Thank you Ben and traditional punting company!

Jennyfer Routaboul

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