Even though punting is an all year round activity, it is obviously more popular in the summer months. Since punting is done outdoors, the weather plays a big part. So the brighter and warmer the better. Therefore, our peak season is from June to September. Summer Punting is a really big thing in Cambridge and is consider the number one pastime. Anyone that has not experienced being on a punt, should really give it a go!
The River Cam in Summer is bustling with punts, both chaufferued and self-hire. From morning till night the College Backs are filled with people on wooden vessels enjoying the beautiful architecture that surrounds. Each summer brings with it knew scenes to behold, when the college gardens bloom with flowers and the newest generation of swans and ducks that always like to paddle alongside the boats.
Traditional Summer Punting
Even though summer is a busy season for our industry we, the Traditional Punting Company, always like to include additional activities for all to enjoy. Summer is the time of the year when festivals take place around the city, BBQs are sparked up on the parks and fun outdoors gatherings can be witnessed all over Cambridge of people enjoying life to the fullest. To provide diverse and unique experiences we organise a few extra events on the River such as evenings of Music on the River, privilege seats to the May Ball Fireworks, unique Hen Parties and dusk romantic punting tours for two. There are also a host of events that take place on our wonderful river that we try to promote and be a part of it, like the cardboard box race as well as putting on lots of staff do gatherings to build our team spirit.
Take a look at our memories of summer’s punting along the River Cam…
Of course this summer will be slightly different due to the unfortunate pandemic we all face. But as we are an outdoor activity, we hope to welcome you onboard soon to enjoy the perks of this amazing sunny season with your family. Stay safe and we will meet again soon.
If you would like more information about punting during COVID-19 then you can check our COVID-19 FAQ page.