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Distanced Shared Tour 2020-07-28T13:44:20+01:00

Distanced Shared Tour

From £30 for up to 3 people

Due to COVID-19 we are unable to offer our traditional shared tours and maintain the government guidelines on social distancing. In light of this we are currently offering the option to book one or two rows of seats on the boat. We have screens in place where different households are sitting back to back. In the case where rows are opposite each other the minimum head-to-head distance is 1.5 metres. Our distanced shared punting tours are more cost effective than private tours for smaller groups. There are 2 options:

– One row of seats for up to 3:
£30 Weekday / £45 Weekend

– Two rows of seats for up to 6:
£55 Weekday / £82.50 Weekend

– Select the date that you would like to go punting below. You can then contact us to book onto a specific departure time. On the date of your booking please ensure you arrive in the vicinity (Jesus Green) 15 minutes before your time.

– You will receive a text message 5 minutes before the tour is due to depart asking you to make your way to our departure point as indicated on your booking confirmation.



1 Row = 1 Household
2 Rows = Max 2 households (1 per row)

Where 2 rows of seats face each other there is a minimum head-to-head distance of 1.5 metres (government guidelines is 1 metre outside). If you are booking a single row but are happy to sit opposite another booking please let us know when booking in your time as it may increase the timeslots available.

Distanced Shared Tour


3 seat section
6 seat section

Corona Virus Safety Measures

→ Perspex screens on each boat separating different groups of customers and the chauffeur from the customers where the minimum 2m distance is not possible.
→ All staff to wear clear plastic visors whilst within 2 metres of customers where screens are not in place.
→ Boat sides and cushions cleaned between each tour.
→ Specific departure times booked in advance with text message system to assist social distancing meaning no queuing.
→ Tour available on an app with free download code (in the case that screens and masks make it difficult to hear the chauffeur).


  • Up to 3 people

  • Up to 6 people


(online booking)
  • £30
  • £55


(online booking)
  • £45
  • £82.50


(At our Check in Desk)
  • £60
  • £120

Price Per Section

  • WEEKDAYS (online booking)
  • Up to 3 people - £30

    Up to 6 people - £55

  • WEEKENDS (& BANK HOL) (online booking)
  • Up to 3 people - £45

    Up to 6 people - £82.50

  • AT OUR TICKET OFFICE (on the day)
  • Up to 3 people - £60

    Up to 6 people - £120

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Cambridge Punting – COVID-19

Due to COVID-19 we have had to make changes to how we operate our Cambridge Punting tours. More information about about our covid-19 safety measure can be found here. Our shared punting tours remain the best value for small groups looking to enjoy the majesty of the River Cam. By adding perspex screens and ensuring each row of seats is only one household/bubble we can still offer great value punting whilst complying with the social distancing guidelines which currently state households should be 1 metre from other households when outside. Our shared Cambridge Punting tours last for approximately 45-50 minutes and pass by 7 riverside colleges and famous landmarks including Kings College Chapel, The Bridge of Sighs, The Wren Library and The Mathematical Bridge. During the tour your chauffeur will provide an guided tour including historical facts and anecdotes about Cambridge University and the buildings you are passing. If the screens or masks on the boat impede you hearing the chauffeur in any way we also have a Free Audio Tour which can be downloaded and used during your tour. You are welcome to bring food and drinks on board but we ask you to please take any rubbish with you and dispose of it safely.

Punting in Cambridge – A Few Changes.

Due to social distancing guideline and minimising cross contamination we have made the following changes:

  • Life Jackets and Umbrellas are temporarily unavailable. You are very welcome to bring your own.
  • We are unable to allow any customers the opportunity to have a go at punting.
  • Our rugs covering the cushions have been replaced with a wipe clean material.

Your tickets can be used on the same day as purchase. Please contact tour office after booking to secure a specific boat departure time.

Please make a note of your booking ID and let the cashier know this on arrival. Please do not hand them your phone or printed confirmation to reduce the risk of cross contamination.

Cancellations Your E-tickets are valid for your arrival time on the date selected and they are single use and non refundable. In case you are unable to attend on the date booked, we can exchange your tickets for another date (charges will apply if a more expensive date is selected). Refunds will be issued in the case of isolation due to Corona Virus symptoms.

Weather We run our tours in wet weather. Due to COVID-19 safety measures we are unable to provide umbrellas. Please bring your own and dress appropriately for the day.  If we decide to close due to poor weather, you will be offered a full refund or reschedule.

Late Arrival Once you have checked in your time time is confirmed and late arrival will result in a missed tour.

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