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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

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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Oxford Sightseeing River Cruise Including Picnic

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Most accommodating and a lovely experience

We originally booked a cruise in October but due to my incompetence, we got the date wrong. Oxford River Cruises were so helpful and booked us on a cruise at the start of next... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Phil C
Haywards Heath, United Kingdom
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Haywards Heath, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We originally booked a cruise in October but due to my incompetence, we got the date wrong. Oxford River Cruises were so helpful and booked us on a cruise at the start of next year. They didn't have to do this as the problem was all my fault. We did manage to arrange a shorter cruise when we DID eventually... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had never been to Oxford and I wanted to surprise my other half with something a bit different during our trip. It was a pretty cold and bleak October morning, so when we arrived early we warmed up with some tea and cake at the Folly right next to the mooring. (This pub/restaurant is lovely btw, really welcoming with... More 

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we had a very enjoyable trip up and down the river in October 2015 with our very knowledgeable captain called Peter. He was wildlife concious and saw a swan in distress and called the appropriate people to help - very commendable. The boat was lovely and spacious, also quiet with an electric engine.The picnic we had was extremely nice along... More 

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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71 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We booked this in advance, just in case it was busy, for the 11am 50minute cruise. although it was October, it was dry, mild and sunny at times. The small boat (holds about 10 to 12 (Bacchanalia) was a lovely little boat, chugging along down the Thames. The crew member (forget his name) was excellent, giving information and pointing out... More 

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a great cruise on a gorgeous November afternoon.The captain/guide,Mark,was excellent and very interesting .There was a student regatta on which was a bonus. Would certainly recommend this way to pass an hour in Oxford.The lady on the phone when we booked was very good too!

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Scunthorpe, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a really enjoyable hour or so on the River Thames with a very knowledgeable skipper. There were only 2 other couples so it was nice and spacious and easy to hear the commentary. The blankets were a welcome bonus; it was a bit chilly but enjoyable nonetheless.Thank you, we really enjoyed it.

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Maidenhead, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Fantastic setting and views enhanced by excellent commentary, a fantastic picnic and super-friendly service.

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Sydney, Australia
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

We thoroughly enjoyed our 30 mins cruise. The skipper was lovely, and his commentary was very interesting. We learnt a lot about a side of Oxford we didn't know before, and it was very peaceful and relaxing. I would recommend this cruise to others. Thank you!

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Castle Donington, United Kingdom
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82 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

The boat is quite small, seating I guess a maximum 12-15 people. However this is all the better as it lets you hear the guide and ask questions as you go. Our guide was very informative, and we learned a lot. Definitely recommended

Thank Sleightym
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

A fantastic river boat cruise on the Thames in Oxford. Very relaxing with interesting running commentary.

Thank Alan B

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