Rutherfords Punting

Current Opening Times: 9am-Dusk

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Punting Experiences

Experience the best punting in Cambridge with Rutherford’s to see the world-famous English Heritage historic park in the heart of the city.

Champagne Punting

This award-winning tour takes you through the historic highlights of Cambridge as you sip chilled Champagne in a luxurious setting, ideal for afternoon and evening toasts.

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Romantic Tour

Experience pure romance on the River Cam as you enjoy each other’s company on this 45-minute tour, decorated with flower petals for the perfect romantic touch.

Picnic Punting

On this fun and unique experience enjoy a traditional British summer picnic while punting — there’s nothing more Cambridge!

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Proposal Punting

Make your engagement one to remember with our Proposal Punting experience, the most quintessential Cambridge way to pop the question.

Prosecco Punting

Prosecco punting is Cambridge’s unforgettable experience. Make room on your bucket list, this is a great way to make treasured memories.

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Create your own Cambridge punting experience with Rutherford’s

We have a range of experiences that we know our guests adore but if you’re looking for something a little different then don’t hesitate to get in touch. We love creating the perfect punting experiences for our customers.

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45 Minutes
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Choose your perfect punting experience

We loved this tour! Charlie was our guide and he was awesome. It was raining but they had blankets and umbrellas! It was so cozy and fun! We loved it! This company was the best by far!!!


The Rutherford’s team never fail to make the punting experience magical. Rutherfords are first-class for their knowledge of the city’s rich history, their cheerful and witty humour and their hospitality.


An enchanting journey into the fascinating history of Cambridge and its alumni! John’s knowledge was foundational in our immersive experience. Excellent!


Punting Events

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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!

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