Scudamore's punting

Punting in Cambridge dates back to the nineteenth century, and Scudamore’s have been offering punting from as long ago as 1910. Whippet have teamed up with Scudamore’s to offer 20% off boat hire and experiences along two routes for anyone travelling to Cambridge by bus. Simply show your bus ticket (paper tickets, mobile tickets and Tap On Tap Off receipts used within the past 30 days are all accepted) and enjoy a leisurely adventure on the river. 

Scudamore's punting

Hire a punt for the College Backs and see the Mathematical Bridge, pass by the world-famous King’s College Chapel and admire the Wren Library. College Backs punts are available from Scudamore’s station in Mill Lane or The Boatyard (Universal buses stop at Silver Street, right next door, or 18/X3 buses stop in Drummer Street/Emmanuel Street about a 5-10 minute walk away) or from Quayside (X3 buses drop off at Bridge Street).

You can also hire canoes, kayaks, or paddleboards and punts for the more rural route in the direction of the ‘upriver resort’ of Grantchester Meadows. Grantchester boats are available from Scudamore’s station in Mill Lane.
Scudamore’s also offer a whole range of punting experiences – from Bat Safaris to treasure hunts and firework nights.

To book self-hire craft punting, simply

  • Prebook online on the Scudamore's website. Pick a concession rate when choosing the product. After making a purchase you'll receive a boarding pass with instructions. On arrival, the customer will need to check in at the kiosk, show their bus ticket, leave a card deposit and sign hire T&Cs.
  • Also, people can book on the day at the kiosk. They simply need to show the ticket and ask for a concession rate. All hires need to leave a card deposit and sign hire T&Cs.

All Punting experiences must be pre-booked in advance on Scudamore’s website (links below) or over the phone at 01223 359 750.