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Punting Tour with a Lesson

Perfect for Freshers and locals, this 50 minute tour ensures that you get to know your new city and learn to punt with your friends.

Entertain your friends with this opportunity to tour the awesome College Backs and then have an adventure as you begin to develop a new skillset. It’s the perfect Cambridge experience.

You’ll get a fantastic introduction to Cambridge’s most popular pastime and be surer when you go to take out a boat solo for the first time. Taking a tour and lesson is highly recommended if you want to learn this traditional skill.

On arrival, your boat will be dressed with cushions and lumbar supports and have woollen blankets for comfort. Your expert guide will take you along the river and entertain you with our accredited tour before instructing you as you have a go with the quant (pole).

Your boat will include comfortable cushions and cosy blankets as well as our unique lumbar support cushions. Your boat and guide will be waiting for you and ready to go at the time that you choose.

Punting Lesson Information

We recommend that you dress for the weather on the day, being sure to put on flat soled shoes, rubber is really good. Please remember to empty your pockets before standing on the boat, this includes handing over your mobile to your friends!

Our 50 minute punt lesson tours are bookable up to 24 hours in advance. The punting tour with lesson is only available for up to 6 passengers, ensuring that everyone gets time to try out punting.

Check in on Quayside from Monday to Friday, for weekend bookings, head to our Jesus Green Moorings just 2 minutes along the boardwalk from the Quayside and your boat will be ready for you. For last minute bookings and requests, please contact us on 01223 322200.

Both our boats and our employees will be dressed for the weather on the day. If it’s sunny, there will be no hot water bottles or umbrellas and your guide will be wearing a waistcoat. Alternatively, at colder times of the year, your guide will wear a professional coat and your boat will be equipped with umbrellas and hot water bottles.

What to do if you’re running late? Your private booking will be held for you for 15 minutes, after this point it wouldn’t be possible to go on the tour as this would mean missing our later bookings, affecting other customers. Please call us the moment you know of any delays to your schedule and we’ll try to organise things to accommodate you.