The punts seat up to twelve passengers, if there are fewer of you then you will be able to spread out, or even move around the punt. Please consider
All private tours are booked for a specific time, this will enable you to avoid queuing during busy times like Saturday afternoons. On a private tour, you pay for the entire boat which is more expensive for small groups but can work out cheaper for larger groups. You can expect the same high-quality boats, cushions, and blankets as you would with any of our punting tours.
You have the option of hearing the history of the colleges or not, on a shared tour the history would be mandatory.
Your visit in Cambridge isn’t complete without a private punting tour with Scholars Punting Cambridge.
As you probably gather from the spelling, our Fortey isn’t online, but we are passionate about wooden boat building & tradition. All our boats are built in-house to what we perceive to be the most luxurious, comfortable & stylish specifications. In addition to the boat presentation, we decided to stay traditional with the uniform, so expect wax jackets, cricket jumpers, waistcoats, and boat shoes. If you turned up at the Ritz and the staff were in trainers, you would be disappointed. We apply the same simple logic to punting.
You will be guaranteed raised seating when traveling with us because sitting on the floor is just uncomfortable. We are the only company who guarantees this & most companies offer no raised seating.
This page is for private tours, however, even on our cheaper shared tours, you will not see customers from different tickets sharing a row of seats.
In a competitive market, it’s important for us to stay the cheapest online.
Whilst enjoying a private Cambridge punting tour, you will see the backs of the Cambridge University riverside colleges. Specifically, the colleges you see are Magdelene, St. Johns, Trinity, Trinity Hall, Clare, Kings, Queens, and Darwin.
We have a number of punting tours available for special occasions such as:
You can book a punting tour using our automated booking system if you wish to depart during our normal working hours 9.30 am – 6 pm (these times may vary by season). If you wish to depart outside of those times, then please drop us an email or give us a call.
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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.