Canterbury punting company shared tours

Our shared tours are very popular. They can accommodate up to 12 passengers and are a great way for smaller groups to see the sights.

About the shared tour

The shared tour includes an entertaining commentary from our chauffeur. Our guides adjust their commentary to appeal to the demographic of their passengers, so parents find the tours are educational and fun for their kids too.

The shared tour takes the same route as our private tours and lasts approximately 45 minutes, starting and ending at our station on Water Lane.

Skip the queues!

Pre–book by choosing a time slot that suits you and avoid wait times.

Departure times

We generally operate between 10am-5pm, although sometimes later in the summer. If you want to reserve an evening tour, try our private tour.

COVID-19 and shared tours?

Our tours comply with the current government guidelines for social distancing. We have introduced screens between passenger groups and reduced the number of groups per boat. This has the added bonus of creating more privacy and increasing personal space. If you have concerns, please call us on 01227464797. 

Booking for more than 6 people?

If you are booking a shared tour and need more than 6 seats, you will need to book a private boat for your group. Head to our private tours page or call us to arrange this.


You must show up 10 minutes before your scheduled departure time to be guaranteed a place on your boat.

Prices differ depending on the time of the day.

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There are selection of non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages available to purchase from our cafe. The most popular drinks can be reserved during the online checkout process.