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Punts - Punting, Cambridge: 43 reviews and 69 photos


The weather was ideal to go punting, or rather to be taken punting. It's much easier to sit down comfortably and have someone else do the work. We passed a few visitors who were really having trouble, one poor lady didn't even get her boat to start. She kept going in circles, so I think it's a lot more difficult than it looks like.

We learned one interesting fact, in a country where you drive on the left side, you punt on
the right side. We were told this by a professional punter after we had gone under a bridge on the left side and almost bumped into him. It looks like these punting guides have a lot
of experience with stupid tourists going in the wrong direction. They managed to prevent most crashes and were still telling their customers stories about college life at the same time.

We passed the gardens of the colleges, absolutely beautiful in summer! From time to time a hopeful duck would swim by, but in vain, as we didn't have any bread at all.

One hour self-punting costs 8 GBP and you have to leave your ID as a deposit.
The hour passed by very quickly, in fact we were a few minutes late returning the boat, but
didn't have to pay extra.

Address: On the river!
Directions: To get to the start is easy:
Just follow one of the many signs leading down to the river and the boats, also you get lots
of leaflets advertising punting tours.

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Aug 15, 2007
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