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Canterbury Punting Company

  • Canterbury
  • Outdoor
  • All Ages
  • Tours and River Cruises

Attraction Information

Have you ever sailed on a traditional hand-built wooden punt? Try it out on the classic guided punting tour of historic Canterbury, organised by the Cambridge Punting Company. There are no age restrictions, so feel free to bring the whole family!

The 45-minute punting tour takes you through six historic sites and you get to access parts of the city you can only view by river. The highlight for the kids is definitely the 50 yard tunnel. To keep the little ones entertained, your Chauffeur will adapt his commentary to fit the age of the audience.

Weather’s nice and you feel like giving punting a chance? Good news is, you don’t have to have a reservation, just turn up on the day and get on the first available punt!

  • No age restrictions!
  • A selection of private & shared tours available
  • No need to book, just turn up on the day
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Opening hours

Monday 10:00 - 17:00
Tours can be booked outside these hours, please see website for details.


General Admission
Adults: £12.50
Kids: £6.00
Concessions: £11.00

Travel & Contact Information


Water Lane, Stour Street, Canterbury, Kent, Ct12NQ, England

Phone number

01227 464797



Click here to visit Canterbury Punting Company's website.

FAQ & Additional Information

Yes, there is parking nearby.

The closest parking is at Watling Street car park. It is 200 meters from Canterbury Punting Company. The cost is £1.50/hour, or free for 3 hours for blue badge holders. The closest free parking is on Gordon Road, behind Canterbury East station. This is free for 4 hours, and some of the roads adjoining Gordon Road are free all day.

No, there are no toilets available.

Nearest Disabled toilets are 200 meters on the High Street.

No, there are no baby changing facilities.

Yes, you can bring a picnic.

There are baby food/milk warming facilities.

Yes, there is an onsite restaurant and snacks are available.

No, Canterbury Punting Company is not wheelchair friendly.

There are 8 steps with a handrail down to the boats. They will assist customers where they can.

Yes, Canterbury Punting Company have stated they are pushchair friendly.

Dogs are welcome

Additional Info


Attraction closes in severe weather and offers a refund to any pre-booked tickets.

Public Transport

The closest railway station is Canterbury East, that is approximately 0.25 miles away ( 5 minute walk). Taxis are available at the station. The nearest bus stop is the Whitefriars. That is approximately 250m/300yds. From Whitefriars you can follow Watling street until they reach Water lane.

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