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Address: 1 Folly Bridge, Oxford OX1 4JU, England
Phone Number: +44 845 226 9396
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Description: Oxford River Cruises offers sightseeing tours, picnic and dining river...
Oxford River Cruises offers sightseeing tours, picnic and dining river trips and private boat hire in the heart of historic oxford. Our cruises are designed to suit all tastes, from lazy lunchtime get togethers and elegant dinner cruises, to corporate events and birthday parties afloat.
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A perfect way to spend a couple of hours

I surprised my husband with a two and half hour 'Spirit of Oxford' trip on Easter Monday. We had a very friendly, efficient greeting from the staff in the Folly that provided our... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 9, 2015
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Northampton, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

We booked the 'Sightseeing' river cruise just this last week for a day trip to Oxford. We were pretty excited to see it was a small boat not a large one. It was very relaxing and tranquil but if you are signing up to get a history lesson or learn about much of Oxford this is not for you. Our... More 

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

I surprised my husband with a two and half hour 'Spirit of Oxford' trip on Easter Monday. We had a very friendly, efficient greeting from the staff in the Folly that provided our pre-booked boarding pass. Our skipper, Pete, was very friendly and extremely knowledgeable. Our only comment to make the trip even better in our opinion, is the option... More 

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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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239 reviews 239 reviews
93 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Decided to try out this river cruise with my partner, we found the skipper to be really friendly and he had an amazing knowledge of Oxford. The trip was very enjoyable and I would highly recommend it to anyone.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

We found the skipper to be very friendly and he had an excellent knowledge of oxford. The trip was really enjoyable and I would recommend to anyone.

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London, United Kingdom
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108 reviews 108 reviews
39 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

we were 2 couples, and after the usual giggling and micky taking we decided the other man in the group would have a go, well it was nearly a disaster, but hilarious as the 2 men tried to swap positions, but a really pleasant way to spend an hour, we passed a young couple just drifting with a very lavish... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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358 reviews 358 reviews
215 attraction reviews
294 helpful votes 294 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

We were given this trip as a gift as the person knew I had a great love of historical architecture. What a shame the 'Oxford' boat trip actually took us directly out of Oxford along a bland stretch of the Thames. The chap piloting the boat, or whatever the nautical term is, was very pleasant and knowledgeable about the Oxford... More 

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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165 reviews 165 reviews
79 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

I booked this as a birthday surprise for my partner. We arrived at Folly Bridge just strolling down St Aldate's from the city centre and she had no idea what we were doing other than it was a surprise outing. A success all round I must say. We seated ourselves at the bows of the launch and it was the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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56 reviews 56 reviews
13 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Phoebe punted my wife and me along the waterways of Oxford. The seats were comfortable and the trip took over 30 minutes. It was so relaxing and on a beautiful autumn day. Just as I had imagined the boat trip would be. Would recommend it to anyone

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Bournemouth
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85 reviews 85 reviews
17 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

We had a lovely boat trip from Folly Bridge which was on a small boat taking just 12 people which made it very personal. The river was very calm and pretty and our driver and guide was friendly and talked about the various sights we passed. There were many people practicing rowing on the river - which is as you... More 

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Coleford, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

OK, I accept I have high expectations but lacklustre and uninspiring spring to mind with this cruise and I don’t think it met the grand description within the company’s web site. The outward journey did not take you through Oxford as I had anticipated and indeed as the web-site promised i.e. ‘taking-in the iconic sights of Oxford town’. I was... More 

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