Punting in Cambridge

Punting Cambridge with Rutherford's

Experience the best punting in Cambridge with Rutherford's, where you'll see the world-famous English Heritage historic park in the heart of the city.

On our luxurious punting tours, you’ll soak up the atmosphere of the exclusive riverside Colleges, admire sublime bridges, glimpse prestigious private gardens and get a sample of some of the local wildlife – predominantly ducks and swans!

Our expert guides will punt you through the stunning College Backs, and entertain you with Cambridge’s inspiring history as you discover the secrets of the city.

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See the seven sublime University of Cambridge Colleges, their buildings and private gardens that are only visible from the river. Just under the Silver Street Bridge you'll find the eigth - Darwin.

The Cam features some of the most famous bridges in the world. Witness these incredible bridges from a unique perspective as you glide under them in a traditional punt. There's Queens' wooden Mathematical Bridge and St John's neo-gothic Bridge of Sighs.

Each of our expert guides has an award-winning tour, which they continue to research and develop further. Our guides are well-versed in the history of our city, the University riverside Colleges, the allumni and all that's connected to the river. Our tours are not scripted, so ask your guide questions to uncover more information.

Punting is about more than just seeing the sights. Immerse yourself in Cambridge culture and enjoy a bit of luxury as you glide down the river on comfortable raised and padded seats. Our boats are recognisably the best on the river and each of our tours have a little tables for your use. Enjoy - the views are unparalleled!

Enhance your punting trip with choices of beautiful wine, artisan cheeses, and many more options from the Cambridge Bar. Everything will be delivered to you at our pontoon by bicycle, in time to be sipped, savoured and sampled on your tour. Add your selection to your tour as you book online.

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Rutherford’s punting company has family heritage directly linked to Ernest Rutherford, a Cambridge Graduate and nuclear physicist, who has shaped our world today through his contribution to industry and education. We’re Cambridge’s luxury punting company focused entirely on giving customers the very best punting hospitality.

We would be delighted to plan your Cambridge experience around your ideas, suggestions and requests – Get in touch as we’re here to make the best Cambridge day happen for you!