Rutherford's Punting Company



Rutherford's Punting Company

**Please note that Rutherford’s Shared Punting Tours are currently suspended due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Please check their website for the latest information**

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.

Important Information

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

Upon purchase your tickets will be emailed to you and are to be used on a walk-up basis. Simply present your tickets when you arrive at the departure point.

Your tickets can be used at any point on any day during opening hours within 3 months of the date of purchase. There is no need to let Rutherford’s Punting Company know which date and time that you will be arriving in advance.

During the summer months, tours leave every 15 minutes and in the quieter months there may be up to 45 minutes between tours. Wait times may be up to 2 hours at peak time, between 12pm and 4pm on busy days.

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.