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Address: Scudamore Granta Place | Mill Lane, Cambridge CB2 1RS, England
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+44 1223 359750
09:00 - 20:00
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Founded in the early 1900s, we are Cambridge's oldest and friendliest...

Founded in the early 1900s, we are Cambridge's oldest and friendliest punting company.

We founded pleasure punting in Cambridge and have hired boats along the famous College Backs and on the scenic route towards Grantchester village for over 100 years.

As the first company in Cambridge to offer chauffeured tours of the College Backs, our VisitEngland award-winning services include both our boat hire and our College Backs Tour.

Discover how the city has evolved from medieval market town to world-class centre for education whilst enjoying spectacular views from the river - the ideal introduction to the city's inspiring history.

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This punting company is an institution in Cambridge. I believe it has been in existence over a hundred years. It is situated by a very scenic and popular pub called the mill which... read more

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This punting company is an institution in Cambridge. I believe it has been in existence over a hundred years. It is situated by a very scenic and popular pub called the mill which is a great place to people watch and enjoy the view. There are different options you can choose. Our group chose a 30 minute tour which I... More 

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We were lucky with the weather, so decided to go on a guided punting trip. (If you buy your ticket from the tour buses, you get a reduction) very informative and you can get excellent views from the river. If you are a little infirm you may find it more difficult to get out than into a punt.

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Rude staff and lengthy wait times made this a bad experience. Wouldn't recommend to anyone in the area.

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I was surprised with a punting trip by my girlfriends for my 50th birthday. We had pre-booked and on arrival where immediately shown to our private punt. Comfy blankets made the seating area comfortable, brollys were to hand but luckily we had a gloriously sunny day so not needed. Ella our punter asked whether we wanted the history and told... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

hiring a punt is not cheap. It can work out extremely expensive. There are various punting companies in Cambridge but location of punt is a decision maker if parking nearby. Scudamore's in located by the pond on the edge of Cambridge City centre by Newham. 5 people plus a punter can fit into a regular punt. The chauffeur punts hold... More 

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Knowledgeable, experienced chauffeur, and a fun trip down the River Cam. Full of insights into the colleges. And a comfortable trip. Worth the price.

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We took this as a simple punt along the Cam but with no real expectations other than to tick off the 'usual' visitor experience to Cambridge, but were hugely impressed by the end of it. Cambridge is an attractive city regardless, but the best views are from this stretch of river. It also opens up an enormous amount of the... More 

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We visited Cambridge and had prebooked tickets. The first tour of the morning was full so we were on the second. It's quite uncomfortable in the boats and you're sitting basically on the ground so take note. There were times I wondered if our guide was too quiet but I was right next to him so could always hear him.... More 

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15 of us on a hen do enjoyed a wonderful guided tour on the river, very pleasant tour guides, so pleased the two punts we had sailed together! A very happy bride to be! Helped that the sun was shining when rain was forcast, a really enjoyable hour! Thank you scudamores!

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My fiancée booked us onto the bat safari as a surprise, as she knows I love bats and had never been punting before. What a brilliant evening! We had plenty of room, and blankets and umbrellas (though luckily they weren't needed). The guide from the Wildlife Trusts was superb- really knowledge, funny, and friendly, and so easy to listen to.... More 

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