Boat Hire Cambridge

Self Hire Boats

Cambridge Boat Hire

We are proud to offer the most extensive range of boat rentals in Cambridge. Visit our Mill Lane or Quayside Punting Stations to hire a traditional punt to head out along the College Backs. Alternatively, come to our Granta Place Boatyard, where where you can hire boats including punts, canoes and kayaks to explore the upper river (River Granta) and Grantchester. The minimum age for hiring a boat is 16 years old. Life-jackets are available to punt hirers upon request. Personal buoyancy aids (life-vests for swimmers or life-jackets for non-swimmers) are included as part of canoe or kayak hire and must be worn.

Hourly Punt Hire

Rent a punt by the hour along the beautiful College Backs for less with our online punt hire offer. Master your river!

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All Day Punt Hire

Rent a traditional punt for the whole day, fantastic for leisurely trips along the Upper River towards Grantchester Meadows.

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Canoe Rental

Our Canadian canoes are perfect as an alternative way to explore the river heading out towards the idyllic village of Grantchester.

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All Day Canoe Hire

Grab your friends and explore the river heading out towards the idyllic village of Grantchester at your own pace with our all day hire.

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Kayak Rental

We offer kayaks for hire along the scenic upper river and out towards idyllic Grantchester.

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All Day Kayak Hire

All day kayaks are available along the scenic upper river for a fitness adventure.

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Double Kayak

Our double kayaks are the perfect way to explore the upper river. Grab a friend and hire from our Cambridge Boatyard.

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All Day Double Kayak Hire

Enjoy a day out on the river with a friend with our superb all day double kayak offer.

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Cambridge Treasure Hunt Punting

Armed with questionnaires and maps in teams of 4-5 you must scour Cambridge and tackle the clues. Walk and punt to find the answers and win the treasure!

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Today’s opening times: 09:00 – 21:30, last tour departs 20:30