Welcome to Westgate Punts
Westgate Punts is an independent Operator offering relaxing chauffeured river punt trips on the Great Stour river. The company was established in 1992 and traded as Canterbury River Navigation Company.
We operate daily mid-March to late-October 10:00 am until 17:30 pm everyday – (we prefer to START last trip by 17:30). Weather permitting. Please call 07494 170640 or 07539 450118 to confirm. OUR SEASON for 2019 started on Sun10 March 2019.
Our boatmen are cheerful, knowledgeable, and qualified punt operators trained to the Company’s high standards of safety and operating procedures.
Meander through tranquil gardens and countryside with an abundance of wildlife. Historic City Trips are also available – discover Canterbury’s history and changing skyline.
Perfect after a day of walking around the city streets and attractions. On return to embarkation point you will feel relaxed, chilled out and who knows – you may want to go again!
‘Sweetheart punts’ (for couples) are available for romantic river cruises, get your own chauffeured punt. Normal prices apply.
Please note: we do not accept ‘bookings,’ the Boatmen will always take the first in queue. Please
be prepared to wait at busy times, we will endeavour to get you away on a punt as soon as possible.
There is a ‘no sharing’ policy, your group/family can have your own punt.
Westgate Punts will always take persons of decreased mobility, disablement and wheelchair bound aboard the punts by assistance from boatmen or alternatively by loading at the ‘slipway’ in Whitehall Road adjacent to the normal boarding point. We are the only punt company in Canterbury offering this service. We can also provide a higher level of seating accommodation.