Bat Safari Punting

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. 

In light of the ongoing situation with COVID-19 the Wildlife Trust BCN has taken the difficult decision to cancel all organised events until next year. 

2020 Tour Dates

Date Departure time Date Departure time
15/05/20 Fri Cancelled 01/08/20 Sat Cancelled
22/05/20 Fri Cancelled 07/08/20 Fri Cancelled
29/05/20 Fri Cancelled 08/08/20 Sat Cancelled
05/06/20 Fri Cancelled 14/08/20 Fri Cancelled
12/06/20 Fri Cancelled 15/08/20 Sat Cancelled
19/06/20 Fri Cancelled 21/08/20 Fri Cancelled
26/06/20 Fri Cancelled 22/08/20 Sat Cancelled
03/07/20 Fri Cancelled 28/08/20 Fri Cancelled
04/07/20 Sat Cancelled 29/08/20 Sat Cancelled
10/07/20 Fri Cancelled 04/09/20 Fri Cancelled
11/07/20 Sat Cancelled 05/09/20 Sat Cancelled
17/07/20 Fri Cancelled 11/09/20 Fri Cancelled
18/07/20 Sat Cancelled 12/09/20 Sat Cancelled
24/07/20 Fri Cancelled 18/09/20 Fri Cancelled
25/07/20 Sat Cancelled 19/09/20 Sat Cancelled
31/07/20 Fri Cancelled 25/09/20 Fri 18:45


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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Tier 4: we are temporarily closed and will reopen once restrictions are lifted.

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