Our tours last between 45 mins – 50mins, depending on boat traffic on the river. Longer tours can be arranged.
Private punting tours cancelled more than 48 hours in advance are eligible for a 70% refund or can be rescheduled within the next 6 months. Please note, if the rescheduling date is more expensive the difference will need to be paid. If the new date is less expensive no refund will be made. If only a 30% deposit has been taken this will be retained.
Private punting tours cancelled within 48 hours will not be refunded but can be rearranged for a fee of £15 plus (plus the difference if the new time/date is more expensive) up to 24 hours before departure.
Shared tours are booked for a specific time and date. If you are unable to attend on the date/time booked and give us at least 24 hours’ notice we can exchange your tickets for another date. (charges will apply if a more expensive date/time is selected, no refund will be due if the new time and date is less expensive).
We are open from 10am until 5pm, we do stay open later than 5pm in the high season June, July, August and weekends in September. The first tour doesn’t necessarily depart at 10am, as we have to gather customers for the boat. If the day is raining heavily, there are extreme winds, or the river is running very fast due to previous heavy rains we may have to close on the advice of the River Management body. In inclement weather please call us to check if we are open.
It depends on a few factors:
- Who else is in the boat.
- How far away are you sitting from the guide.
- How busy the river is.
- How long the tour has been out already – the guides get into trouble if they take too long!!
It is usually ok, please do ask if you are interested, but allow the chauffeur to decide if it is suitable.
Well, if it’s just a little light rain we’ll just go anyway. We’ve got umbrellas and blankets so you’ll be just fine. If it’s a torrential downpour whilst on a tour, we will stop under a bridge and wait until it stops. If you have a ticket already you can go another day – rearrange your ticket with the cashier.
If you’ve made a booking we expect to see you, however, if there’s a problem please do give us a call.
Refunds are given up to the day before the booking. Please call for details on refunds.
If you are running late we will try and accommodate you – however we have full bookings schedule typically and therefore can wait a max of 10 mins for customers who are running late, as any delays beyond that effect the rest of our schedule. We will try and rebook you if our day allows for that. Please call us as soon as you know there is a delay.
Yes, our small independent operation operates most days throughout the year. We always have staffed based on Quayside – by the river. If you cannot see anyone, there, then we have a cashier’s desk further down Quayside with the orange umbrella, with a member of staff permanently stationed there to answer any queries, take bookings, or sell you a ticket there and then.
We are the only operator in Cambridge to offer same-day e-tickets, so you can book online and turn up 5 minutes later to reserve your tour time. Just make sure you allow yourself enough time to get to us.
Whether you book online or at our Punt Station you will, of course, get a ticket.
Of course you can, that’s no problem at all. We are happy to recommend places to buy food to bring along in the vicinity, or, we can of course, arrange it all for you.
You are very welcome to decorate the punt yourself or ask us to do it for you. We do need a bit of warning of course. It is harder to decorate the boat on a busier day as there is a shorter turnover time between tours.
Every day except Christmas Day.
YES. There is no minimum age and we can provide life jackets upon request.
They can be loaded onto the punt with you – space/capacity allowing. Or you can leave them with our cashier.
There is no obligation to tip whatsoever, however, if you’ve enjoyed yourself it is common to tip.
If you can sit on the floor and get back up again (even with a bit of help) then you will be just fine.
Unfortunately we can’t wheel a chair onto a punt but it is possible to lift someone into a punt.
Our tours are a return trip from our landing stage on the corner of Jesus Green.
That’s absolutely no problem at all and in fact the chauffeur often offers a bit of tuition if you’re interested in giving it a go yourself. Be warned it’s not as easy as we make it look.