- Enjoy a luxury private tour on our chauffeured punts
- Board and embark at our Jesus Green Moorings
- Travel through the picturesque College Backs
- Glide beneath nine stunning bridges
- See the renowned architectural delights of riverfront buildings
- Discover the history of Cambridge and its Universities
Private punting trips on the River Cam are the pinnacle of Cambridge and the city's favourite pastime.
On our private tours, you will discover the stunning riverfront Colleges, bridges, and private gardens, as well as the famed Cambridge Backs.
Our expert chauffeurs will make your VisitEngland accredited tour a one-of-a-kind experience for you and your visitors. You'll learn historical facts and hear the finest stories about how the city we see now came to be.
Your guide will take you and your friends on a private traditional punt ride down the river, complete with cushions for your comfort.
If you want a more personalised experience, our private tours are the way to go. With a private trip, your boat will be prepped and ready for you and your friends to board - there will be no waiting in line (an important advantage in peak season).
Bring your favourite treats, tasty nibbles, and refreshing beverages with you for the journey! Alternatively, place an order with our sister company The Cambridge Bar and your drinks and snacks will be waiting for you when you arrive on the day.
Book in advance to secure the best prices for this tour!
Enhance your punting trip with beautiful wine, artisan cheeses, and much more, delivered to you by bicycle ready for your tour. Simply add at checkout.
The very best Cambridge guidebook is available to all our private punting tour customers.
Simply select the option as you book and your copy will be ready for collection at our Jesus Green Moorings.
This guide answers all the questions you might have, whether you're travelling solo or visiting the city as a family or group.
This wonderful guidebook includes two fantastic self-guided walking tours, accompanied by a breakdown of Cambridge’s rich history for both the Museums and the University’s remarkable Colleges.
The guidebook is full of local secrets, and points of interest, along with overviews of events and a variety of tours available to you within Cambridge.
Best of all, this guide works closely with independent businesses to offer you exclusive discounts on your visit to Cambridge. Supporting the local independents at the heart of our community.
Our 45-minute private punting tours are bookable in advance and will be waiting for you at your preferred time. Head directly to our Jesus Green Moorings just 2 minutes along the boardwalk from the Quayside to take your tour – it’ll be set up and ready to go at the time you selected.
Our private tours can be booked throughout the day. Our pricing indicates the number of people that you can bring with you on your tour, boat prices having a maximum of 6 or a maximum of 12 passengers. For last-minute bookings, please contact our Bookings Team on 01223 322200.
You’re very welcome to order from our sister company, The Cambridge Bar to add refreshments and sustenance to your tour. Alternatively bring along your own picnics, nibbles and drinks on our private punting tours. You can also bring your dog with you for the experience and best of all there’s no extra charge for your best friend!
Both our boats and our employees will be dressed for the weather on the day. If it’s sunny, your guide will be wearing a waistcoat. At cooler times of the year, your guide will wear a professional coat and your boat will be equipped with umbrellas.
Head to see our team at the Jesus Green Moorings to start your experience.
Your private booking will be held for you for 5 minutes, after this point, it wouldn’t be possible to go on the tour as this would mean missing our later bookings. Please call us the moment you know of any delays to your schedule and we’ll try to organise things to accommodate you.
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 official 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!