Bat Safari Punting

Bat Safari Punt Tours

Wildlife Trust Bat Safari Punting

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 until their return to a snug hideout for winter. 

The tours are led by knowledgeable Wildlife Trust Bat Experts and they'll make sure you get the most from your experience. The tours are chauffeured and include the use of specialist electronic bat detectors which convert the bats' sonar signals into audible frequencies.

Your guide will outline the 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
Fri 12/05/17
Sat 29/07/17
Fri 19/05/17
20:45 Fri 04/08/17 20:30
Fri 26/05/17 21:00 Sat 05/08/17 20:30
Fri 02/06/17 21:00 Fri 11/08/17 20:15
Fri 09/06/17 21:00 Sat 12/08/17 20:15
Fri 16/06/17 21:15 Fri 18/08/17 20:00
Fri 23/06/17 21:15 Sat 19/08/17 20:00
Fri 30/06/17 21:15 Fri 25/08/17 19:45
Fri 07/07/17 21:00 Sat 26/08/17 19:45
Fri 14/07/17 21:00 Fri 01/09/17 19:30
Fri 21/07/17 20:45 Fri 08/09/17 19:15
Sat 22/07/17 20:45 Fri 15/09/17 19:00
Fri 28/07/17 20:45 Fri 22/09/17 18:45


Our unique tours depart just before dusk. Shared tours are scheduled to run from our Granta Place Boatyard each Friday night from 12th May to 22nd September 2017, and each Saturday during the Summer Holidays, from 22nd July until 26th 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.

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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Season Tickets

Punt every day till 30th September for the equivalent of less than £1 a day!

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Email or Call Us: 01223 359750

Today’s opening times: 09:00 – 19:30, last tour departs 18:30