Punting is a pastime for students and a great way to see Cambridge. You can hire boats to take out by yourself or you can get a guided tour. Punting is not a easy as it looks.

I think it is something that you must do and it is really fun. I went with the girls I worked with at Sweaty Betty and we had a blast!

My best tip for you to get a cheap punt is to haggle. The punting is very competitive and so you have the upper hand. If you can go during the week because Saturdays are very busy in town. Also I would plan to go on a summer day.

All the Best!

American to Britain


  1. As a American living in Cambridge, I'll give a word of warning: only deal with legitimate punting companies. Get online and look for their websites. Go directly to the riverside and look for their places of business, then purchase tickets - and get a receipt. There are people trading as punting companies who are not licensed, and therefore not insured, have poorly maintained boats and equipment and are not trustworthy.
    An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure!
    Cheers! - Helene in Cambridge


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