Punting on the River Cam
**COVID-19 RELATED INFORMATION**
Due to the national social distancing restrictions, commercial punting on the River Cam has been suspended until current restrictions allow for these businesses to resume.
Taking a punt up the River Cam is one of the quintessential experiences of Cambridge. The hotspot for this is the area known as the 'Backs' - which are the backs of the colleges. They can only be viewed from the River and make for spectular viewing.
We license the punt operators and you can either hire a small punt and take yourself up the Backs or hire a chauffeur to take you. We would recommend you use a licensed punt company from one of official punt stations. The punt operator's code of conduct (pdf) can be found by clicking the link
The locations can be viewed on our google map:
You are not just limited to punting on the Backs - if you take a punt upstream you can enjoy the beautiful section of the River Cam as it winds it way south towards its source.
The BBC also has an excellent guide on punting that you can view here (opens in new window).
The licensed companies in Cambridge are:
Cambridge Chauffeur Punts
Cambridge Punting Company
Granta Canoe & Punt Hire Company
Let's Go Punting
River Cam Punting
Rutherford's Punting Company
Scholars Punting Cambridge
Trinity College Punting
GHL Chauffeur Punts