A dusk shot of the sky with a bat flying over

Martin Bond

Bat punt by Glyn Pacan

Bat punt by Glyn Pacan

Bat punt by Martin Bond

Bat punt by Martin Bond

Bat punt with Scudamore's

Location: Scudamore's, Granta Place Boatyard, Cambridge, CB2 1RS
Spend a summer evening with the bats on our guided punts in Cambridge.

Event details


A static map of Bat punt with Scudamore's

About the event

One of the best bat experiences you can have this summer - a chance to see and hear our wonderful bats on a dusk-lit guided punt down the River Cam. 

The tours are chauffeured by experienced Scudamore's punters, and led by knowledgeable Wildlife Trust Bat Experts - they'll make sure you get the most from your experience. The tours include the use of specialist electronic bat detectors which convert the bats' sonar signals into audible frequencies, so you can hear them as well as catch sight of them darting overhead and along the river.

Your guide will outline the characteristics and habitats of bats likely to be encountered on your trip and teach you how to use the detectors. You'll identify exactly which species of bat are flying close to your punt and find out about our amazing local species.

The Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire receives 50% of ticket sales - so you'll be supporting our work while you punt.

Mobility and wheelchair access information is available on the Scudamore's website.


Phone number

01223 359750


Book before 30 April for earlybird rates on May's punts:
Adults £21, Concessions £19.50, Child £16

Additional booking information

Booking is essential.
Book via Scudamore's, online or by phone.
Online bookings should be made 48 hours in advance. For last minute bookings please contact the Scudamore's Bookings Team on 01223 359750.

Suitable for

Families, Adults, Experts, Beginners

Know before you go


No dogs permitted

What to bring

Punts seat up to 12 people and are dressed with cushions and blankets for your comfort. Punts are equipped with extra blankets as well as umbrellas in case the weather changes.

Contact us

Contact number: 01223 359750

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