Punting in Cambridge is the ideal romantic date.
Imagine yourself surrounded by stunning views as your chauffeur effortlessly glides you along the college backs. The sun is shining, you’re enjoying a delicious picnic, or perhaps its a little chillier and you’re both snuggled under a blanket with hot chocolate in hand. What could be better?
Book a Romantic Private Punting Tour
Private Tours For 2
Our punting tours for 2 are available throughout the day although we suggest booking an evening slot for your romantic tour. The river is much quieter in the evenings making it the perfect time to punt. Tours last for approximately 50 minutes and you are very welcome to bring food & drinks on board. Chilled drinks are available on the Quayside before boarding and picnics can be arranged on request.
Looking for something a little different for your proposal? Look no further. A chauffeured punt is the perfect option. We can arrange bouquets, picnics, chocolates…. You are welcome to bring your own drinks, perhaps a chilled bottle of bubbly!
The college backs are steeped in history and their beauty is majestic – the perfect backdrop for a romantic marriage proposal. What’s more it’s rumoured if you kiss under the Bridge of Sighs you will be blessed with everlasting love – perfect.
What To Know Before You Go
Tours are booked for a specific time. Late arrival will result in a missed or shortened tour.
You are welcome to bring 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.
We do go ahead in poor weather. If requested by you we will aim to reschedule wherever possible. If you cancel due to poor weather you will be eligible for a 70% refund. More information can be found here: Terms & Conditions.
Private Punting in Cambridge & COVID-19
Due to COVID-19 we have had to make changes to how we operate Punting in Cambridge. More information about about our Covid-19 safety measure can be found here. Our private punting tours are still available and can accommodate groups of multiple households as the rows of seats facing each other are more than one metre apart. Please let us know in the notes section of there are multiple households. Please note each row of 3 people should remain one household. Our private Cambridge Punting tours last for approximately 50 minutes and pass by 7 riverside colleges and famous landmarks including Kings College Chapel, The Bridge of Sighs, The Wren Library and The Mathematical Bridge. During the tour your chauffeur will provide an guided tour including historical facts and anecdotes about Cambridge University and the buildings you are passing. If the screens or masks on the boat impede you hearing the chauffeur in any way we also have a Free Audio Tour which can be downloaded and used during your tour. You are welcome to bring food and drinks on board but we ask you to please take any rubbish with you and dispose of it safely.
COVID-19 Safety Measures
- Perspex screens on each boat separating different groups of customers and the chauffeur from the customers where the minimum 2m distance is not possible.
- All staff to wear clear plastic visors whilst within 2 metres 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).
Punting in Cambridge –
A Few Changes.
Due to social distancing guideline and minimising cross contamination we have made the following changes:
- Life Jackets and Umbrellas are temporarily unavailable. You are very welcome to bring your own.
- 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.