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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 gentle river cruise.

An an enjoyable two hour cruise with the option of a picnic at a not unreasonable cost. There was an interesting commentary on the history.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
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Wokingham, United Kingdom
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Wokingham, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW via mobile

An an enjoyable two hour cruise with the option of a picnic at a not unreasonable cost. There was an interesting commentary on the history.

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Staplehurst, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

We couldn't fault Oxford River Cruises or their boat which was clean, quiet and very comfortable with roll down side screens for protection against wind/rain. On our trip there were 11 plus the skipper and comfortably room for two or three more. We chose the 50 minute trip which was just right as you won't get far in half an... More 

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Stevenage, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

A lovely trip with a great skipper including a excellent lunch and wine made our anniversary a special day.

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Nothamptonshre
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8 reviews 8 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

this was booked for a birthday treat. the food was well prepared though I did expect to be cruising the entire time on the boat. starters and mains were served and then the cruise began. there was not however a great deal to see on the cruise itself. I was expecting more than just country side.

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Sevenoaks District, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

We really enjoyed our river cruise. Peter was an excellent guide,very informative and funny. It was very relaxing after pounding the streets of Oxford.

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

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
50 helpful votes 50 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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251 reviews 251 reviews
95 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 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
8 helpful votes 8 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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41 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 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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