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Scudamore's Punting Company: Mill Lane

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Scudamore's Punting Company: Mill Lane


Granta Place
Mill Lane


Tel: +44 (0) 1223 359750

Founded at the start of the 20th century, Scudamore's are Cambridge's original and most renowned punting company. Since their foundation, they have been hiring out boats and running Cambridge tours to residents and visitors alike. They offer boating activities in two directions, either along the famous College Backs or upstream towards the beautiful village of Grantchester.

College Backs Punting Tours:

Scudamore's became the first punting company in Cambridge to offer a chauffeured tour of the College Backs. Their award-winning 45 minute College Backs Tour offers the ideal introduction to Cambridge’s eventful history. Discover how the city has evolved from medieval market town to world-class centre for education, whilst enjoying spectacular views from the river. No one showcases Cambridge like Scudamore's: each season they select and train a group of guides who have a passion for history and a talent for sharing it with others.

From the gothic splendour of King’s College Chapel to the classical elegance of the Wren Library at Trinity, your guide will ensure that you don’t miss a thing. Scudamore's guides are at your service come rain or shine, so head over and experience Cambridge’s most popular tour. There are regular public tours and private bookings can be organised as required.

Boat Hire:

Scudamore's Punting Company owns the largest fleet of punts in Cambridge, with 150 boats available for self-hire along two routes - the College Backs and Grantchester. Also available for hire in the direction of Grantchester are Canadian canoes, kayaks and rowboats.

Regular river users can save with an Annual Boating Ticket, providing holders with free daily boat hire along the College Backs and out towards Grantchester.

Special Occasions:

Scudamore's offer the most exclusive range of punting activities on the River Cam, from luxurious champagne tours to adventurous treasure hunts. Choose a bespoke package for your Birthday, Hen Party or even Wedding Reception entertainment and add something quintessentially Cambridge to your day.

Corporate Events:

Scudamore's are the ideal choice for corporate clients planning a conference event or team building exercise in Cambridge. You can organise punting services for up to 300 delegates. Contact the Bookings Team on 01223 359750 to discuss your requirements for daytime or evening punting entertainment.

Opening Times

Opening Times (1 Jan 2020 - 31 Dec 2020)

* We are open 7 days a week all year, except Christmas Day, river conditions permitting - our opening hours are 9:00 to dusk.

Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change


Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
(Chauffeured Tour) 2 Adults + 1 Child£49.00 per ticket
(Chauffeured Tour) 2 Adults + 2 Children£56.00 per ticket
(Chauffeured Tour) 2 Adults + 3 Children£63.00 per ticket
(Chauffeured Tour) 2 Adults + 4 Children£70.00 per ticket
(Chauffeured Tour) Adult£19.00 per ticket
(Chauffeured Tour) Under 16£11.00 per ticket
(Chauffeured Tours) Concession£17.75 per ticket
(Self Hire) Concession£35.00 per ticket
(Self Hire) Standard£44.50 per ticket

Please Note - All prices displayed are at a discounted rate - when purchased via Visit Cambridge and Beyond.
Self-Hire Tours - tickets are valid on a walk up basis for punt hire at Mill Lane. Scudamore's Conditions of hire include the requirement to leave a credit card deposit.
Chauffeured Tours - tickets are valid on a walk up basis for shared tours at Mill Lane. Punts seat 12 people and are provided with blankets and umbrellas.

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