Private Punting Tours

Book one of our traditional private punting tours of Cambridge. Tours can be purchased for up to 2, 6 or 12 passengers lasting approximately 50 minutes. A private chauffeured punt tour is the ideal way to see Cambridge's most iconic sights in comfort and style. Your chauffeur will expertly punt you along the River Cam whilst regaling you with fascinating historical facts and stories.

Private Punting Tours

Our Private Cambridge Punting tours are perfect for groups who prefer not to share. Bookings are available for 2, up to 6 or up to 12 in a traditional style wide beam punt. Multiple boats are available for larger groups who all want to be on the river at the same time. Note: A maximum of 2 boats can be booked online in one booking. For groups larger than 24 please contact us.

Our private punting tours of Cambridge last for approximately 50 minutes gliding along the College backs in Cambridge. Sights include the majestic Kings College Chapel, the Bridge of Sighs and The Wren Library.

Pricing - from £79

We use dynamic pricing meaning prices vary through the day, week and season. We are able to offer our best rates when the river is at its quietest – this before 12pm and weekday evenings.

When booking once you have selected your date the prices for all departures times will be on the screen. See pricing tables below for more information.

Book Your Private Punting Tour

Private Tour Booking

Online bookings: Max 2 boats. For larger bookings please contact us.

  • Low Season (Oct-March)
  • High Season (Apr-June &Sept)
  • Peak Season (Easter, June-Sept)
Private Tour Weekday Weekend
Up to 12 people
£89-£99
£89-£119
Up to 6 people
£79-£89
£79-£99
Up to 2 people
£79
£79-£99
Weekday
Up to 12
£89-£99
Up to 6
£79-£89
Up to 2
£79
Weekend
Up to 12
£89-£119
Up to 6
£79-£99
Up to 2
£79-£99

Select early departures for the best rates.

Low season dates: 1st October – 31st March.

Private Tour Weekday Weekend
Up to 12 people
£99-£119
£119-£149
Up to 6 people
£89-£109
£109-£129
Up to 2 people
£79-£99
£99-£119
Weekday
Up to 12
£99-£119
Up to 6
£89-£109
Up to 2
£79-£99
Weekend
Up to 12
£119-£149
Up to 6
£109-£129
Up to 2
£99-£119

High season dates: 1st April – 15th June (excluding Easter holidays) & 16th – 30th of September.

Select early & late departures for the best rates.

Private Tour Weekday Weekend
Up to 12 people
£109-£139
£129-£169
Up to 6 people
£99-£119
£119-£159
Up to 2 people
£89-£109
£109-£149
Weekday
Up to 12
£99-£119
Up to 6
£89-£109
Up to 2
£79-£99
Weekend
Up to 12
£119-£149
Up to 6
£109-£129
Up to 2
£99-£119

Peak season dates: Easter Holidays and 16th of June – 15th of September.

Select early & late departures for the best rates.

Private Tour Weekday Weekend
Up to 12 people
£89-£99
£89-£119
Up to 6 people
£79-£89
£79-£99
Up to 2 people
£79
£79-£99
Weekday
Up to 12
£89-£99
Up to 6
£79-£89
Up to 2
£79
Weekend
Up to 12
£89-£119
Up to 6
£79-£99
Up to 2
£79-£99

Select early departures for the best rates.

Low season dates: 1st October – 31st March.

Private Tour Weekday Weekend
Up to 12 people
£99-£119
£119-£149
Up to 6 people
£89-£109
£109-£129
Up to 2 people
£79-£99
£99-£119
Weekday
Up to 12
£99-£119
Up to 6
£89-£109
Up to 2
£79-£99
Weekend
Up to 12
£119-£149
Up to 6
£109-£129
Up to 2
£99-£119

High season dates: 1st April – 15th June (excluding Easter holidays) & 16th – 30th of September.

Select early & late departures for the best rates.

Private Tour Weekday Weekend
Up to 12 people
£99-£119
£119-£149
Up to 6 people
£89-£109
£109-£129
Up to 2 people
£79-£99
£99-£119
Weekday
Up to 12
£109-£139
Up to 6
£99-£119
Up to 2
£89-£109
Weekend
Up to 12
£119-£149
Up to 6
£109-£129
Up to 2
£99-£119

Peak season dates: Easter Holidays and 16th of June – 15th of September.

Select early & late departures for the best rates.

Know Before You Go

Tours are booked for a specific time. Late arrival will result in a missed or shortened tour.

You will receive a text message 5 minutes before your departure time – to aid social distancing please do not come to our check in until you have received this message.

You are welcome to bring your own food and drinks on board.

Tours booked online are paid for in full at the time of booking. If you would prefer to pay a 30% deposit with the balance due 2 weeks before the booking date please CONTACT US.

Once confirmed, bookings can be amended subject to availability. Tours go ahead in poor weather. More information including cancellation policy can be found here: Terms & Conditions.

Traditional Punting Tours in Cambridge

Our traditional private punting tours remain a popular option with our customers – the entire boat to yourselves whether you are 2 or 12 people. Our tours begin on the corner of Jesus Green near Magdalene College and turn at Silver Street Bridge near Queens College returning to Jesus Green 50 minutes later.

In Cambridge, punting is the ideal way to see the stunning riverside colleges of Cambridge University in comfort & style. Our private Cambridge Punting tours last for approximately 50 minutes and pass by 7 riverside colleges (Magdalene, St Johns, Trinity, Trinity Hall, Clare, Kings and Queens) and famous landmarks including Kings College Chapel, The Bridge of Sighs, The Wren Library and The Mathematical Bridge. Our expertly trained chauffeurs will effortlessly punt you along the college backs whilst entertaining you with tales of past alumni, University history and student pranks. All of our expertly trained guides are local to Cambridge so feel free to ask them for advice on what to do with your time in Cambridge.

Punting in Cambridge

There is a long tradition of Punting in Cambridge with punts being used as pleasure craft since approxiamtely 1900. At Let’s Go Punting we havent been around quite that long but are proud to provide award winning traditional punting tours of Cambridge.

Punting in Cambridge is the Number 1 thing to do in Cambridge. Let us take you on our 50 minute private punting tour and show you the best sights that Cambridge has to offer whilst you sit back, relax and take in the views.

Lets go punting Cambridge
close up shot of the back of a punt boat where the chauffeur is wearing a protective mask

COVID-19 Safety Measures

  • Perspex screens on each boat separating different groups of customers and the chauffeur from the customers where the minimum 1m distance is not possible.
  • All staff to wear clear plastic visors whilst within 1m of customers where screens are not in place.
  • Boat sides and cushions cleaned between each tour.
  • Specific departure times booked in advance to assist social distancing meaning no queuing.
  • Tour available on an app with free download code (in the case that screens and masks make it difficult to hear the chauffeur).

A Few Changes

Due to social distancing guidelines and minimising cross-contamination we have made the following temporary changes:

  • Children’s life jackets are still available on request. If you would like a life jacket please do let us know and we will be sure to have one ready for your tour with us.
  • We are unable to allow any customers the opportunity to have a go at punting.
  • Our rugs covering the cushions have been replaced with a wipe clean material.
close up of 2 women drinking and laughing together on a punt