Punting

A punt tour along the world famous college ‘backs’ is one of the pleasures of a visit to Cambridge.

There are six authorised punt stations in Cambridge. From north to south along the river, they are:

  • La Mimosa, on the corner of Jesus Green
  • Quayside
  • Trinity College, inside the college grounds
  • The Mill Pond, on Silver Street
  • Mill Lane
  • The Granta mill pond, near Sheeps Green

Our punting in Cambridge leaflet [PDF, 2MB] shows the authorised punt stations on a map.

You can buy tickets online, at each location, or from our visitor information centre at the Guildhall.

Code of practice

The companies trading from the authorised punt stations have all signed up to our voluntary code of practice for the visitor industry [PDF, 61KB], which limits touting to areas adjacent to their business.

The code also limits the number of touts, requires touts to be identifiable and includes guidelines on when and how potential customers can be approached.

Licensing, enforcement and action

Punt stations in Cambridge must be licensed by the Conservators of the River Cam.

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