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Rutherfords Punting Company

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Welcome to Rutherford's Punting Company. We offer a range of 45 minute shared and private river tours. Your tour with us will take you along the English Heritage Historic Park, showing the University of Cambridge College Backs and entertaining you...more
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Quayside | Jesus Green Moorings, Cambridge CB5 8AB, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Gwen In booking office very helpful so looked froward to the punt. Charlie our punter & guide of all 2 weeks was lovely & very informative. Great way to see the colleges. Was very cold so blankets welcome. Disappointed as site said hot water bottles...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Rutherfordspunting, Public Relations Manager at Rutherfords Punting Company, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Good Afternoon Gina & Joy First of all may I start by apologising for no hot water bottles :'( Our staff are well aware that Hot Water Bottles MUST be provided everyday through out the winter months. As for the "other" punter poo pooing on...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Robin, our punter, gave us a very entertaining experience. Robin really gave the tour an extraordinary touch. We will remember the many funny stories 😊👍 and we know that Robin walked an extra mile to give us this excellent experience. You should book and pay...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Reading the rest of the reviews maybe we visited on an off weekend, but we did not have a good experience with this company. We arrived around 15:15, after reading the website which says to just turn up and they will book you into the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Adventuresandexplore
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were in town to visit Cambridge and certainly learned a lot from our chauffeur, Kieran. He was knowledgeable, engaging, and funny. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and would highly recommend learning about Cambridge and its colleges on this lazy boat ride.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Rutherfordspunting, Public Relations Manager at Rutherfords Punting Company, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your review! Please come and visit us again soon :) Wishing you a Merry Christmas!! Best Wishes

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great tour with our punter, Pip. Lovely chap. He explained all the main colleges and stories behind them. Explained other sights and things to do. The punting itself was great. A bit chilly during winter, but they have some blankets on board. Highly...More

Thank syafiqf48
Rutherfordspunting, Public Relations Manager at Rutherfords Punting Company, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you !! Its getting rather nippy out there for sure, but at least we have our lushest blankets to keep you warm! Have a lovely Christmas! Best Wishes

Reviewed 11 November 2018 via mobile

Our guide Pip did a wonderful job taking us along the cam. I’d definitely recommend Rutherford’s for people visiting Cambridge. They encourage you to bring some drink and snacks on the boat and it was a lovely relaxing afternoon on the water. I’m not sure...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Rutherfordspunting, Public Relations Manager at Rutherfords Punting Company, responded to this reviewResponded 13 November 2018

Thanks so much Alexandra! Wonderful to hear you had a lovely time with our Pip. He's awesome :) Do come and visit us again soon! Best Wishes

Reviewed 8 November 2018 via mobile

My friend and I had a brilliant time punting. I would highly recommend. The guide we had was called max and he was very knowledgeable about Cambridge and the sights along the river. Even though it was chilly and rained a little bit it was...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Rutherfordspunting, Public Relations Manager at Rutherfords Punting Company, responded to this reviewResponded 9 November 2018

Thank you so much Leanne! Hopefully next time you come the weather will be kinder :) Warmest Wishes to you :)

Reviewed 6 November 2018 via mobile

My son and I got approached on the street to go do this tour! Since this was suggested to us anyway, we followed and got tickets for an hour later. We went to the area at the appointed time, luckily we followed the people or...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Rutherfordspunting, Public Relations Manager at Rutherfords Punting Company, responded to this reviewResponded 6 November 2018

Thank you so much Lady S! So many amazing facts to learn in just 50 minutes!! Great to hear you enjoyed the narrative. Do come for a visit again soon! Best Wishes

Reviewed 2 November 2018

I had limited time in Cambridge so my friend and I decided to take a guided punting tour. Our guide was Harry and he really made the tour for us. Funny, friendly and full of little facts and funny stories. It was a beautiful day,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Gayle S
Rutherfordspunting, Public Relations Manager at Rutherfords Punting Company, responded to this reviewResponded 6 November 2018

Thank you for the kind words!! Harry will be most pleased :) And yes, couldn't agree more with you Gayle, always better to have someone else do the punting :) Its not as easy as it looks! Plus how else could you take in the...More

Reviewed 2 November 2018 via mobile

I would highly recommend Rutherfords punting for your outing trip. Very friendly staff and very informative guide. Lovely scenery and best way to explore Cambridge without our getting run over by cyclists.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Rutherfordspunting, Public Relations Manager at Rutherfords Punting Company, responded to this reviewResponded 6 November 2018

Run over by cyclist?!!......Oh dear...cant have that :) Happy to hear you had a lovely time with us. Thank you! Best Wishes

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Response from Jamie Q | Reviewed this property |
Our concierge desk at our hotel (University arms) gave us a discounted rate ticket. So it was 30 for 2 people. There are many companies standing around in the area of the punting boat take off and they are trying compete for... More
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