How many people can fit in a punt?
Bear in mind when weighing up hire costs that your average punt holds 4-5 puntees plus one punter. 5 people is the maximum number that most boathouses will allow you to carry, but a punt can seat 6-7 in reasonable comfort.
What is punting in boating?
Punting refers to boating in a punt. The punter generally propels the punt by pushing against the river or lake bed with a pole. A punt should not be confused with a gondola, which is propelled by an oar rather than a pole. ( Wikipedia)
Where did punting originate?
The first punts are traditionally associated with the River Thames in England and were built as small cargo boats or platforms for fishermen. Pleasure punts – specifically built for recreation – became popular on the Thames between 1860 and 1880.