Welcome to Scholars Punting Cambridge

Here at Scholars Punting Cambridge we believe in tradition, quality and value; and that's what you'll get.

An Overview Of Us

About Scholars Punting Cambridge

Scholars Punting Cambridge present high-quality river tours by assuring that our staff are well-trained and polite to passengers. A major part of our mission statement is that punting is for fun, not just for work, and as a result we have a great group of enthusiastic and knowledgeable guides who are all keen to take you on a trip down the Cam to experience the rich and varied histories and traditions of Cambridge.

A couple punting with Scholars Punting Cambridge

Scholars Punting Cambridge is Great for Couples

A short history of Scholars Punting Cambridge

Our founder, Ashley, discovered his love for punting all the way back in 2001 when he was hiring punts with his friends, and in 2007 he realised this was his calling! Since those humble beginnings, we have become adept at navigating all manner of waterways, from fens to rivers and canals to bogs. However, our favourite service will always be the historic punting tours of the Cambridge college backs.

Here at Scholars Punting Cambridge, our goal is to provide the best, most informative and entertaining experience of the Cam.

Scholars Punting Cambridge Boats

As we want to provide the best tours, we insist on using nothing but the highest quality traditional Cambridge punts. All our boats are hand-built with meticulous care and attention to detail, using nothing but the highest quality materials from our sister company, the Cambridge Punt Builders, whose dedicated staff and well-equipped workshop mean we can ensure our punts are perfectly maintained.

Types of tour we offer

We offer a wide variety of Cambridge punting deals, ranging from our shared punting tours and Punt and Dine (or even Punt and WINE!) options to private punting tours, which include corporate events and school groups. We can also cater for extra special Pop-Up Wedding Punting!

You can check out our whole range by clicking on the ‘tours’ tab at the top of this page.

When we are open for punting

Punting in Cambridge offers magnificent views, many of which are exclusive to river users, and as the year progresses, the mood naturally alters with the changing light, from the jubilant colours of spring and summer to the solemn majesty of the historic buildings in the winter sun. As such, we love punting in Cambridge all year round. So why not join us in the summer for some champagne on ice as you cruise down the river, or come get cosy in the winter with nice soft blankets and hot water bottles!

Our usual opening times are 10am-5pm, but we are happy to take out-of-hours tours, all you have to do is drop us an email.

Where do our tours depart from?

We launch our boats from our landing stage at 35 Beaufort Place, Thompson’s Lane, Cambridge, CB5 8AG.

If you’re worried about finding us or even getting into the boats, you can have a look at our accessibility statement which provides information on transport links as well as physical requirements for disabled passengers.


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