Private Cambridge Punting Tour

The epitome of Cambridge and the city’s favourite pastime for entertainment is private punting tours on the river Cam!

On our private tours you’ll experience the legendary Cambridge backgrounds and discover the spectacular riverside Colleges, bridges and private gardens.

Our expert chauffeurs will ensure that your VisitEngland accredited tour is a unique experience for you and your guests. You’ll hear historical facts and the very best stories behind the creation of the city that we see today.

Your guide will punt you and your guests along the river on your private traditional punt, dressed with cushions for your comfort.

If you’re looking for a more personalised experience, our private tours are the choice for you. With a private tour, your boat will be prepared and ready for you and your guests to arrive – there’s no queuing (an important advantage in peak season).

Bring along your favourite treats, tasty nibbles and refreshing drinks for the ride! Alternatively, order from our sister company The Cambridge Bar and your drinks and nibbles will be awaiting your arrival on the day.

Booking in advance will secure you the best prices!

Key to Cambridge

Secure yourself a copy of the very best Cambridge Guidebook, with the optional exclusive offer when booking your Rutherford’s private punting experience. Collect your edition at our Jesus Green Moorings on the day. Read more about the Key to Cambridge here.

Punting Prices in Cambridge

We have published our punting prices here for your reference in an effort to encourage industry transparency.

Our pricing runs on a low season and high season rotation, with morning and afternoon prices. These are matched to the famous British summertime and peak punting times.

The best punting deals can be achieved by choosing to visit us during the low season. Alternatively, you can arrange your tour as a morning activity when visiting our beautiful city!

LOW SEASON TABLE – October to March

Private Tours

March to October

Up to 6

(including children)

7 to 12 people

(including children)

Monday to Friday

Excluding Bank Holidays

Excluding Half Terms

AM: £75

PM: £75

AM: £75

PM: £75

Weekends

Half Terms & Bank Holidays

AM: £75

PM: £140

AM: £75

PM: £160

OUTER SEASON TABLE – April, May & September

Private Tours

April, May & September

Up to 6

(including children)

7 to 12 people

(including children)

Monday to Friday

Excluding Bank Holidays

Excluding Half Terms

AM: £80

PM: £100

AM: £130

PM: £140

Weekends

Half Terms & Bank Holidays

AM: £120

PM: £140

AM: £140

PM: £160

HIGH SEASON TABLE – June, July & August

Private Tours

June, July & August

Up to 6

(including children)

7 to 12 people

(including children)

Monday to Friday

AM: £120

PM: £120

AM: £140

PM: £150

Weekends

AM: £120

PM: £150

AM: £160

PM: £180

Private Punting Tour Information

Our 45 minute private punting tours are bookable in advance and will be waiting for you at your preferred time. Head directly to our Jesus Green Moorings just 2 minutes along the boardwalk from the Quayside to take your tour – it’ll be set up and ready to go at the time you selected.

Our private tours can be booked throughout the day. Our pricing indicates the number of people that you can bring with you on your tour, boat prices having a maximum of 6 or a maximum of 12 passengers. For last minute bookings, please contact our Bookings Team on 01223 322200.

You’re very welcome to order from our sister company, The Cambridge Bar to add refreshments and sustenance to your tour. Alternatively bring along your own picnics, nibbles and drinks on our private punting tours. You can also bring your dog with you for the experience and best of all there’s no extra charge for your best friend!

Both our boats and our employees will be dressed for the weather on the day. If it’s sunny, your guide will be wearing a waistcoat. At cooler times of the year, your guide will wear a professional coat and your boat will be equipped with umbrellas.

What to do if you’re running late? Your private booking will be held for you for 5 minutes, after this point it wouldn’t be possible to go on the tour as this would mean missing our later bookings. Please call us the moment you know of any delays to your schedule and we’ll try to organise things to accommodate you.

Private Cambridge Punting Tours