Boat by the Weaver's restaurant A boatman rowing up the River Stour Member of staff on the King's Bridge, Canterbury Rowing up the Stour One of our captains waving from a boat A boat giving a river tour Some happy customers on the bridge in Canterbury high street The Weavers on the Stour Staff on the bridge in Canterbury, Kent Rowing past ASK restaurant on a river tour


"One Of Kent & Canterbury's Favourite Things To Do!"

LTG European Awards 2017:Winner of 'Unique Tour Operator of the Year'

Visit England Awards for Excellence 2016:National Finalist in the Category of 'Tourism Experience of the Year'

Beautiful South Awards 2015:Winner of Bronze in the category of 'Tourism Experience of the Year'

Group Travel Organiser magazine 2015:Finalists of the group travel awards as voted by the readers of the Group Travel Organiser magazine

The River Stour tour in 1932 River tour - present day Visit England Quality Assured tour Visit England Awards For Excellence 2016 Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence Luxury Travel Group LTG 2017 winner Group Travel Awards finalist Visit England Best Told Story The Beautiful South award for excellence

Boating & Punting in Canterbury has been a favourite pastime on the River Stour for a number of years.

CANTERBURY HISTORIC RIVER TOURS' staff pride themselves on offering one of the most enjoyable insights into Canterbury's historic past which can capture the imagination of people of all age groups and can form part of a great day out in Canterbury for adults, families, kids and visiting groups.

As one of Canterbury's main tourist attractions, in one of England's principal tourist cities, the guided tour and ferry service provides both visitors and locals with a unique vantage point to some of Canterbury's most stunning and important architecture, and the company can trace its historic past to 1932.

Flowing through the heart of historic Canterbury, The River Stour is the perfect way to escape the hustle and bustle of one of the country's busiest city centres, allowing you to discover parts of the city that are only accessible by our tour.

Our friendly staff who act as your chauffeurs and guides will present the historical facts of the passing buildings and monuments in a light-hearted and entertaining manner.

We are now open for the 2018 season. All tours are dependent on weather and river conditions, leaving every 15-20 minutes.

Why not have a look at some vintage boating and punting in Canterbury photographs.