where did we come from? what makes us tick?
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 keen to take you on a trip down the Cam to experience the rich and varied histories and traditions of Cambridge. We have great boats and fantastic staff.
Our founder, Ashley, discovered his love for punting all the way back in 2001 when he was hiring punts with his friends. 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.
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 have tours dedicated for special occasions, for example:
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.
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.
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.
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.
Schools and Nursery
Punting in Cambridge is an excity treat for both pupils and staff. The history is fun and educational
Corporate Punting on the River Cam
Punting is a great way to impress your clients with an unusual meeting venue, equally it can be a nice way to entertain staff after work
often the most cost effective. The boat is currently divided into rows of three seats with a social distancing screen. Its best to book in advance because you can save around 35%.
Romantic Evening Punt Tour
The Romantic Punt Tour can be for a first date, or a long married couple. Its an ideal way to share a romantic expirience with your loved one
Private Tour up to 12
With our private tours we offer you the luxury of a whole boat to yourself. Romance, business, birthday or wedding. Whatever the occasion, let Scholars Punting Cambridge make the occasion special
Punting in Cambridge is a very romantic way to propose to your loved one, have a read and see how we make it extra special
Scholars Punting Co.
We pride ourselves on a warm, friendly service, offering chauffeured punting tours to meet individual needs and requirements. We offer excellent Cambridge punting deals on shared or private tours of the famous 'Backs' - the historic University of Cambridge colleges that align the river
All our punts are equipped with warm blankets and umbrellas, so rest assured you'll be comfortable come rain or shine. We also offer tours in a number of languages, so please let us know your preference and we'll make every effort to ensure your tour is extra special.