Private tour


Adults £15

Concessions (NUS, NHS, OAP) £12

Children (up to 16) £8

Minimum fee £80 on weekends from 12pm - 5pm


Private tours are available from 10am to 8pm 7 days a week.

With our private tours we offer you the luxury of a whole boat to yourself which is not shared with other passengers.

Private Punting Tour with a glass of wine

We charge per person for the private tour but there is a minimum fee of £50 on weekdays. If your party is small it may be more cost effective for you to book seats on one of our shared tours. If two of you book a private tour your fee will be £50 on weekdays, but £80 on weekends, however it would only be £20 on a shared tour. Many people find that paying a little extra for a private tour is well worth it for a romantic afternoon or special occasion.

Booking a private tour gives you more freedom to tailor your guides commentary to your parties interests and tastes. You might prefer a more relaxed approach whereby you ask your guide to tell you about specific scenery and buildings that interest you, rather than the traditional commentary. However you wish to hear the commentary all of our chauffeurs are very knowledgeable about Canterbury, its buildings and history as well as local folk lore and ghost stories!

Private tours last 45 minutes and start and end at our station on Water Lane. Many people find that accompanied by a picnic and champagne or Pimms the private tour makes for the perfect authentic punting experience. We welcome you to bring your own drinks and picnic and with the extra space in the boat you can even bring it in a traditional wicker picnic basket!

We hope you have a very enjoyable and relaxing punting experience.