Private Punting Tours

Join us on the River Cam in Cambridge for a unique Punting Tour.

Book a Private Punting Tour

A 50 minute guided punt tour of the College Backs in Cambridge on a luxury private boat. This experience is to be enjoyed with your friends, family and loved ones for the ultimate Cambridge activity. Your private chauffeur will ensure that your experience is one to be remembered. 
A private Cambridge punting tour along the River Cam will always be our city’s favourite pastime. With your very own punt chauffeur at the helm, you will discover the stunning College Backs during a personalised service which will provide exclusivity, relaxation and opulence. Bring your own food and nibbles on board to enjoy or let us organise this for you. 

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Private Tour Booking

Best Price Online

Booking online ensures that you get the best rate on offer – up to 50% off when compared to prices on the day at our river location.

Return trip

All tours are a return journey covering the famous stretch of river known as the ‘College Backs’, starting and finishing at our moorings on the corner of Jesus Green.

Large Groups

If your group size is for 25 people or more, please contact us to receive a quote.

Stress Free

Book both your departure date and time online for a stress free experience on the day – simply turn up and enjoy the ride.

Add a Picnic

Add a picnic to enjoy on board whilst you are  punted along the calm waters of the Cam. Choose between either an Afternoon Tea, Deli or Brunch style picnic. Dietary requirements can be catered for and specified during the online booking process.

Customer Reviews

Tyrrell's Punting
4.8
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Stephanie DagesseStephanie Dagesse
13:44 30 Sep 22
We took a tour on a Monday afternoon in autumn and had Patrick as our guide. He was great!! He was a wealth of knowledge, telling tons of anecdotes and interesting facts. He answered all our questions and made us laugh. We cruised easily through the river without bumping into anyone or anything. He was an expert punter! I would highly recommend this company, but also would recommend Patrick specifically! 👍
Lara GLara G
10:54 07 Aug 22
The price is a bit steep, even after a little negotiating but in spite of this we had a lovely time. We went on a shared punt of 4 rows of seats, we used one row - 2 adults and 2 children (10 & under) which was comfortable for us. The guide was very knowledgeable and made the tour worthwhile, I think you would lose a lot without this. We could sit back, relax, enjoy the scenery and architecture along with the history. 45 minutes was perfect timing... Just about when the youngest had had enough.
G. QayyumG. Qayyum
19:32 17 Jul 22
Scenery is stunning but boat experience and service was poor. Put aside the charming and well cultured Cambridge students, the boat was extremely hard to manoeuvre and staff on other boats were making fun and unwilling to help. We needed special assistance to get on and off but didn’t get it. Diabolical!. Add to that the crazy price of £270 for a guided boat or £50 for 90 mins of self pilot and it’s not worthwhile. Try canoeing or paddle boating elsewhere. You’ve been forewarned!
Patrick Van calckPatrick Van calck
19:03 31 May 22
A big price but they give you a massive reduction (part of the act to lure tourists, I'm sure). Very beautiful boat trip along Cambridge waterside. Friendly punter who knew his stuff and gave plenty of explanation. With the 'reduction' it's worthwhile though.
Anoj ThabrewAnoj Thabrew
08:14 20 Apr 21
It was a wonderful experience to go on punting in Cambridge. Our rider Eton was very good at explaining and describing places. It was 45 minutes boat ride.Worth for the price
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