Bat Safari Punting

Bat Safari Punt Tours

Wildlife Trust Bat Safari Punting Tours

Join the Wildlife Trust on a Bat Safari punt for adventures at dusk towards Grantchester Meadows.

Grab this chance to see our fantastic local bat population as they emerge from hibernation in May and follow their activities till their return to a snug hideout for winter. 

The tours are led by a Wildlife Trust Bat Expert and include the use of specialist electronic bat detectors which convert the bats' sonar signals into audible frequencies. Your guide will outline the notable characteristics and habitats of bats likely to be encountered on your trip and teach you how to use the detectors. You'll identify exactly which species of bat are flying close to your punt and find out about our amazing local species. 


Tour Day Departure Time Tour Day Departure Time
15/05/15 20:30 01/08/15 20:30
22/05/15 20:45 07/08/15 20:30
29/05/15 21:00 08/08/15 20:30
05/06/15 21:00 14/08/15 20:15
12/06/15 21:00 15/08/15 20:15
19/06/15 21:00 21/08/15 20:00
26/06/15 21:00 22/08/15 20:00
03/07/15 21:00 28/08/15 19:45
10/07/15 21:00 29/08/15 19:45
17/07/15 21:00 04/09/15 19:30
24/07/15 20:45 11/09/15 19:00
25/07/15 20:45 18/09/15 19:00
31/07/15 20:45 25/09/15 18:45

Our unique tours depart just before dusk. Public tours are scheduled to run from our Granta Place Boatyard each Friday night from 15th May to 25th September. We will also be running special public Bat Safari tours each Saturday during Summer Holidays, from the 25th July till the 29th August.

Private Bat Safari bookings can also be made on request for a unique event. Please contact our Bookings Team with enquiries or booking requests on 01223 359750.

Bat Safari Punting

90 mins

Feel good factor - A whopping 50% of proceeds go directly to the local Wildlife Trust.

Type Price* Quantity
Adult £18.50
Child (under 16) £12.50
Concession £16.50

Additional Information

Your chauffeur will wear seasonal uniform that is best suited to the day's weather. Our punts can seat up to 12 people and are dressed with cushions and blankets for your comfort. Punts are equipped with extra blankets as well as umbrellas in case the weather changes.

Bat Safari Tours can be taken from our Granta Place Boatyard in the direction of Grantchester. Your tour will include the use of specialist bat detectors. Online bookings should be made 48 hours in advance. For last minute bookings please contact our Bookings Team on 01223 359750.

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19th December 2014 - Experienced punt hire and tours only

Boat hire services are available for experienced punters today due to the current river conditions

Email or Call Us: 01223 359750