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Canterbury Punting Company

Stour Street | Waterlane Coffee House, Canterbury CT1 2NQ, England
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Lovely Experience

Lovely punting trip on the river Stour with a well informed guide. They provided us with blankets... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Oluwabukola O
via mobile
Not cheap not comfortable

Trip actually took 45mns,seemed longer as these punts are very uncomfortable you can't actually sit... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
miclinDunstable
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Canterbury Punting Company offer river tours around Canterbury's historic city centre.You can choose either a Historic tour, a haunted river tour or a romantic tour for two. Tours last around 50 minutes.The boats used are traditional punts, which have comfortable cushions and blankets.
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  • Very good18%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 19:00
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Stour Street | Waterlane Coffee House, Canterbury CT1 2NQ, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely punting trip on the river Stour with a well informed guide. They provided us with blankets which just made the trip a lot more comfortable. Views were lovely...

Thank Oluwabukola O
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Trip actually took 45mns,seemed longer as these punts are very uncomfortable you can't actually sit up.at least try and sit facing forward, elderly don't bother,

1  Thank miclinDunstable
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We heard so much about this, that we had to try it out. Loved it. It couldn't have been better. You get a proper informative tour. Your guide will give you a lot of information and you not only enjoy the views but also the...More

Thank Anne C
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great trip guided by a very Knowledgeable and charismatic guide call Duncan. This tour was definitely the highlight of our day, perfect for a sunny afternoon. It takes around 45 min and it is surprising how much history there is around this river. We went...More

Thank Jessica C
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We spent a whole day in Canterbury yesterday and we thoroughly enjoyed the punting boat tour. The gorgeous weather helped making it perfect but the experience is really recommended regardless :) The chauffeur (Quentin) was really passionate, caring and made sure we all had a...More

1  Thank ChiaraKc
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Reviewed 11 April 2018

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Reviewed 7 April 2018

A relaxing way to spend an hour. The "punter" didn't know much and simply uttered banalities, but it was a nice way to spend a morning on a sunny day.

Thank Wisprof
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Reviewed 7 April 2018

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Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

This was a wonderful trip drifting through the beautifully historic waterway of Canterbury. The guide was very friendly and we'll versed in the history of this picturesque city

Thank Christopher T
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Reviewed 30 March 2018 via mobile

Really enjoyed our punting trip through the old buildings of Canterbury on the Stour. Pleasant to hear the history of the areas you were seeing and a nice idea when visiting. My only gripe would be that my partner,daughter and I were put in a...More

Thank ClareFitz85
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Chetanna
22 October 2017|
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Response from Ashley D | Property representative |
Yes, that is possible. You do need to book a time slot for that kind of tour.
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Clare S
18 December 2016|
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Response from Ashley D | Property representative |
If the rainfall is small enough that the river doesn't flood, then we will be open. This is highly unlikely and hasn't happened since 2009 when we opened.
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Peter A
12 April 2016|
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Response from Duncan W |
Hi, we start from 10.30am, until 5pm,it's a 40 minute guided tour, and costs £10 per person, £8 students/seniors, and £5 children. D
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