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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...more
Suggested duration: < 1 hour
1 Folly Bridge, Oxford OX1 4JU, England
+44 845 226 9396
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Reviewed 18 October 2018

As part of my wedding day, we had the perfect boat ride taking us from The Folly to the Perch. Thia and the team coordinated everything beforehand and I had planned this as a surprise for my family. All 9 of us including my two...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank RohineeLdn
Reviewed 14 October 2018 via mobile

My husband and I were given a into the blue voucher by work colleagues and used it to go on a sunset dinner boat tour with Oxford River Cruises. We were the only people on the tour by chance and had the boat to ourselves...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Jessica_rocket_2312
Reviewed 8 October 2018

We really enjoyed this trip. We were on one of the 30 minute sightseeing trips. There was room for 12 passengers on the boat. The guide was really knowledgeable and told us lots of interesting information about Oxford itself and the sights we were seeing....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank CC927
Reviewed 5 October 2018

What a wonderful way to spend a couple of hours from start to finish. Beautiful scenery, lovely food, convivial company, very informative skipper who made us all feel welcome. Enjoyed the little stop at the pub and the chance to see some of Port Meadow....More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 4 October 2018

I would just like to say how much we enjoyed our picnic cruise on a balmy Tuesday evening in June. We didn’t expect to be the only people on the cruise but were delighted that it was only us and our Cap’n Sam. The whole...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 4 October 2018 via mobile

We were lucky with the weather but wind and rain wouldn’t have spoilt it. Our skipper, Mark, was informative and interesting and kept us entertained both up and down stream. We hope we can do the trip again one day. Highly recommended.

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Reviewed 4 October 2018 via mobile

We were very pleased with our cruise! An intersting and quiet river trip, with a fun and knowledgeable guide!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Anita K
Reviewed 3 October 2018

Excellent commentary! Guide very knowledgeable. Funny anecdotes about the rowing and bumping between College teams.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank M7469QPmartinem
Reviewed 3 October 2018

This is an absolutely lovely way to spend an evening in Oxford. We absolutely loved the river cruise, on embarking we were given a glass of prosecco, our guide was really friendly and informative. We had a delicious 3 course meal that we ate outside...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank toniclifford
Reviewed 30 September 2018

We took the dinner cruise which was a 30 minute cruise followed by dinner at the restaurant. The cruise was great - just long enough with a funny guide, and dinner was delicious. A great way to spend the evening in Oxford!

Date of experience: September 2018
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Response from 12kiwi | Reviewed this property |
We went on the evening cruise which was lovely as it was a beautiful experience watching the sun setting over the river.
16 June 2017|
Response from Ken S | Reviewed this property |
no. But my wife cannot walk far and we got a taxi to the door.
16 June 2017|
Response from mickcritic | Reviewed this property |
There is no car park nearby its a bit of a walk away, we used the park n ride, you get off at the police station and its about a five min walk. however there web site gives all the details.They are very helpful so if in... More