Enjoy a unique experience on the only Punt of the River Avon. Escape the busy pavements and lie back into the cushions. Let yourself drift down the river and see the city as you never could on foot, it will compliment your view of the historic, cultured city of Salisbury http://salisburypunts.wix.com/salisburypunting
The tour is approximately 45 minutes and your Chauffeur will show you a number of sites such as:
- Bishops Canonry
- Walton Canonry
- Medieval House
- Salisbury Museum (the Kings House)
- A view of Salisbury Cathedral from a completely different aspect.
- The Old Poor House
- A first-hand experience of the wildlife that the River Avon has to offer!
- Hear enchanting stories about Salisbury and understand the captivating history of the River Avon.
We charge £20 per person however, if you book in a large group we will give discount. Call 07538000597 to book now!
Article from the Wilts Society Magazine Sept 2014
THREE enterprising teenagers how launched a novel new business, — punting on the River Avon in Salisbury.
Passengers will be able to relax in style aboard the purpose-built Spirit of Salisbury, with champagne an optional extra, as they take in the idyllic views through the water meadows to the Cathedral Close.
They’ll be steered along by one of three enterprising teenagers —Theo Daniel, Cameron Wishart and Dominic Pemberton, all 19, Theo and Cameron are former Bishop Wordsworth’s pupils from Harnham, while Dominic studies at Surrey University with Cameron.
The trio launched their venture at the Rose & CroWn in Harnhom, and they will also operate from the Grasmere Hotel, going upriver to Arundells and back.
Iif there is enough interest, they hope to offer punting at weekends throughout the year; with tailormade excursions tied in with events such as fireworks displays and festivals, and romantic trips for couples using the hotels wedding services.
The boys credit Cameron’s father Gavin with the brainwave behind the business ditf,1 lw Came across aid photographs of panting in Salisbury at the library.
With backing from their families and friends, they invested £4,000 in their 21ft craft, hand-built by Stephen towings at St Neots, near Cambridge, where punting on the Cam is a lucrative business,
“lt’S such a beautiful boat,” said Theo, who takes up an engineering apprenticeship at QinetiQ after the summer holidays, “We hadn’t actually ever punted before and we had to do a bit of a crash course It’s not as easy as it looks, but Stephen gave us lot of tips.”
The boys found no shortage of volunteer passengers while they perfected their skills and ,now, fully insured, they are ready to offer 45-minute trips for five people with a special saver rate for families.
They are also seeking a landing point alongside the Close 50 they can offer trips combining punting with entry to its historic attractions, To find out more go to http://salisburypunts.wix.com/sallsburypunting or phone 07538 000597.