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Canterbury Punting Company

Stour Street | Waterlane Coffee House, Canterbury CT1 2NQ, England
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Interesting, relaxing and entertaining

We spent a whole day in Canterbury yesterday and we thoroughly enjoyed the punting boat tour. The... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
ChiaraKc
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London, United Kingdom
Informative and entertaining

Informative, entertaining and relaxing tour on the River Stour. Close to the busy town centre, but... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Linda B
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Sevenoaks
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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 AM - 7:00 PM
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Stour Street | Waterlane Coffee House, Canterbury CT1 2NQ, England
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Reviewed 3 days 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

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago 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

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Reviewed 19 March 2018

Great company - I used to work for them part time in Canterbury and I enjoyed every minute of it! Friendly and caring staff, it's a great activity to do outdoors especially as a Valentine's gift or birthday/hen party to start the evening with.

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Reviewed 19 December 2017 via mobile

The trip starts at the cafe which is lovely and serves good coffee. Then on to the punt, which has cushions, blankets and even hot water bottles which were needed on a very cold December day. Seb was our host who was very friendly and...More

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Sam N, Director of Sales at Canterbury Punting Company, responded to this reviewResponded 5 January 2018

Hello Lynsey, It was a pleasure! on behalf of the canterbury punting company we would like to thank you! please do come again!

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Reviewed 5 December 2017 via mobile

What a lovely way to spend a morning. Friendly welcome, at the café, then into the punt with the obligatory safety advice. Very knowledgeable staff, gave us a great commentory on the trip. It was a cold day, made really comfortable with the hot water...More

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Sam N, Director of Sales at Canterbury Punting Company, responded to this reviewResponded 5 January 2018

We're happy you enjoyed the comfort of our boats! do come again and thank you for the review!

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Reviewed 11 November 2017

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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
13 April 2016|
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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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