Rutherford's Punting Company



Rutherford's Punting Company

Get ready for some quintessentially British messing about in boats with Rutherford’s Punting Cambridge.

Be entertained with Cambridge’s fascinating history and see the sublime buildings, bridges and gardens that are only visible from the river.

Your chauffeur will take you along the river on a classic shared punt, dressed with cushions and blankets with adapted lumbar supports for comfort.

If you’re looking to experience this unique side of Cambridge, this shared tour is the best option for those on a budget.

During your tour you’ll soak in sublime University Colleges, exclusive bridges, pristine gardens as well as get a sample of some of the local wildlife – predominantly ducks and swans!

Rutherford’s as a 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. They are Cambridge’s newest official punting company and we’re focused entirely on hospitality and your city adventure.

Summer 2020

For 2020 to allow for social distancing shared punting tour tickets now include a complete punt section, an area which comfortably seats up to six people.

Social distancing is maintained from any other customers on the boat through a clear perspex screen, installed to separate the two sections of the punt.

Your guide will be wearing PPE as per the latest guidelines. Tours are temporarily without our usual blankets and lumbar supports so that our boats and cushions are fully cleaned in between each tour.

Important Information

Tickets include a shared 50-minute chauffeured river tour of the famous Cambridge College Backs.

After purchasing your tickets please call Rutherford’s on 01223 322200 to book your date and time slot.

Departure point:

Magdalene Street

Winter Opening Hours (November – February): 10am – 3pm
Summer Opening Hours (March – October): 9.30am – dusk

Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult.