Scholars Punting Cambridge - May Ball Fireworks Punting

May Ball Fireworks Punt Experience

A Night to Remember on the River Cam

Punting on the Cam offers the perfect vantage point to view the spectacular fireworks that accompany ‘May Week’.

With a May Ball fireworks punting experience, you can relax with friends and family on the comfortable cushions and rugs that we supply, and make it a night you’ll never forget.

The scenery and energy of the environment is captivating. The students are dressed in their Leavers’ Ball dresses and tuxedos, and the river is decorated in lighting. Champagne corks are being popped all around. The river is covered in punts full of people eagerly anticipating the fireworks display. May ball fireworks punting offers the best seats in the house.

The fireworks usually start around 10pm, with raucous cheers from the students and punters alike. The display is done to a variety of different music genres, usually classical and pop. Large rockets shoot from the Fellows Lawn. Catherine wheels and flame throwers line the riverbank. Moving displays of light are shone onto the college buildings, and lasers are directed into the sky to accompany the fireworks. The display usually lasts around 10 minutes and finishes with a grand finale.

The May Balls are an amazing spectacle, with a price tag to match, however the Scholars Punting Cambridge prices are very reasonable. Each boat starts from just £240 and holds up to 12 passengers.

Monday 14th June 2021 – Trinity College Ball, and Clare College
Tuesday 15th June 2021 – St John’s College Ball and Queen’s College.

Please call to make a reservation as spaces are limited – 

Tours depart from our normal station at 8pm, fireworks start around 10pm and we’re usually back at the station by 11pm.