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Shared Punting Tours

Shared Punting Tours

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Distance Shared Punting Tour

Choose our shared punting tours of Cambridge to see the world-famous College Backs. This option is the most cost effective for those looking to travel on a shoestring budget. 

Join us for our VisitEngland Rose Marque tour. You’ll travel by punt up and down 1 mile (1.6km) of outrageous beauty on one of our classic Cambridge wooden boats. 

Our guides will entertain you with Cambridge’s fascinating history as you see the sublime University of Cambridge buildings, elite bridges and private gardens that are only visible from the river.

You’ll see the city’s most beautiful sites including Queens’ Mathematical Bridge, King’s Chapel and the famous St John’s Bridge of Sighs.

Your expert tour guide will take you along the river on a classic shared punt, dressed with cushions for your comfort.

If you’re looking to experience this unique side of Cambridge for less, our shared tour is the best option for those on a budget. For the best savings, book online before you head to the river. These punting prices beat anything that you’ll find on the day.

If you’re looking for some treats for your tour, order from our sister company The Cambridge Bar and your drinks and nibbles will be awaiting your arrival on the day.

Each week we’ll be releasing punting offer codes for those that wish to tour with us at quieter times during the week – Monday to Friday. 

Cambridge Punting Tours

Shared Tour Tickets

The evolution of our shared punting tour tickets is now for distanced punt seats as appropriate for the number of people in your party.

Each row comfortably seats up to three people. Walk-up tickets are no longer available and instead you’ll be booking in for a date and time.

Your distance is maintained from any other customers on the boat through a clear perspex screen, installed to separate the rows on the punt whilst maintaining visibility on your tour.

On the day, head to the Rutherford’s desk at our Jesus Green Moorings, just 2 minutes along the Quayside Boardwalk, CB5 8AQ.

Our team will call you to the moorings so that you can safely board your boat.

April to June: 9.30am – 5.00pm

July & August: 9.30am – 9.00pm

September: 9.30am – 5.00pm

October to March: 10.00am – 3.00pm

Shared Punting Tour Information

Our shared tour tickets have been reimagined in the light of recent pandemic. Your ticket is now for an entire seated row, protected by a perspex screen from others.

Book your tour online ahead of your visit for the day and time that suits you best – Our shared punting tour prices are for up to 2 people, up to 4 people or up to 6 people.

On the day, head to our desk on the Quayside Boardwalk, nearest our Jesus Green Moorings. Our will call you once the moorings are free for you to board your punting tour safely.

See you on the river!

Pandemic Guidance 2021

  1. Book ahead online
  2. Follow any tour guidance updates should our team contact you
  3. On arrival head to our desk at the Jesus Green Moorings and await boarding direction by our team
  4. Please maintain social distancing from other groups prior to boarding
  5. After your tour our team will help you disembark and leave the Moorings
  6. Please wait on the spacious Jesus Green if you need to  meet others after your tour
  7. Please help yourself to the sanitiser liquid available on Jesus Green before and after your tour

Please don’t travel on the day if you or anyone in your household or support bubble have COVID-19 symptoms, a temperature or cough, or if you fall into the guidelines for a 14 day quarantine period for any other reason (for example, you have been contacted by the government’s Track & Trace or you have recently returned to the UK).

In this or similar situations, please follow the government guidance and self-isolate. Call us as soon as possible or by 9am on the day of your booking. We will reschedule your booking or issue you a full refund.

New Shared Tour Experiences

If you have an unused walk-up shared tickets (the original style, valid for six months from purchase) these are now fully expired. Please get in touch at with any questions.

We’ve fully reviewed our shared tour experiences in the light of the Coronavirus pandemic punting requirements. We used this opportunity to reinvent them to ensure that they offer fantastic and safe experiences for those looking to see the world-famous College Backs on a shoestring budget.

The evolution of shared punting tour tickets is now for punt rows according to your requirements. Each row comfortably seats up to three people. Walk up tickets are no longer available nor valid and instead you’ll be booking in for a date and time.

Our usual Terms apply.