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Oxford River Cruises

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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 different way to see Oxford

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 17, 2015
Mikey_P7
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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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220 reviews 220 reviews
86 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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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8 reviews 8 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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211 attraction reviews
284 helpful votes 284 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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158 reviews 158 reviews
77 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 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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49 reviews 49 reviews
11 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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17 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

A truly relaxing 50 minutes cruising the Thames. Thanks to Phil, the personality skipper with his informative & funny commentary. We will definitely be back for the four hour Abingdon cruise.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

We had a really relaxing afternoon. The weather was sunny and warm,with a lovely breeze. The lunch was delicious washed down with a glass of wine,followed by strawberries and cream. The trip down the river was interesting, thanks to Noah our trip guide. All together a delightful afternoon.

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