The history of the Canterbury Historic River Tours Visitor Attraction

Who we are

At Canterbury Historic River Tours, we are committed to keeping Canterbury’s celebrated history alive through passion, insight and humour.


Our award-winning team of friendly sales people and knowledgeable tour guides are here to make your trip to historic Canterbury one to remember.


We have been proudly touring the waterways of Canterbury since 1932. As Canterbury has evolved, so have we.

In collaboration with the Environment Agency, Westgate Punts and Canterbury Punting Company, we work to keep the River Stour and its gorgeous natural environment clean and protected. We clean our boats by hand, and our tour guides are as eco-friendly as they come!

Award-winning tours


“One of Kent & Canterbury’s Favourite Things to do!”

River Tours Since 1932

Whilst Canterbury Historic River Tours was formed in the year 2000 the company can trace its past and traditions to the very first River Tour company based in Canterbury over 80 years ago.

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