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Oxford River Cruises

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Address: 1 Folly Bridge, Oxford OX1 4JU, England
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+44 845 226 9396
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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Boat to ourselves

We had this trip as part of a Virgin experience present. We set off from the Folly restaurant on a cool rainy day in April so had the boat to ourselves. Our guide, Geraldine, was... read more

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26 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We had this trip as part of a Virgin experience present. We set off from the Folly restaurant on a cool rainy day in April so had the boat to ourselves. Our guide, Geraldine, was very knowledgeable and the perfect skipper/host for our trip. During our leisurely journey along the river we learnt many interesting facts and stories about Oxford... More 

Thank MJGDerby
Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

What a wonderful day. Your staff were excellent, polite and welcoming. The cruise was so relaxing and the picnic, superb. Worth every penny.

Thank AndyandJune S
Cirencester, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Money so well worth spent!! Geraldine and Barry were amazing hosts and the cruise was filled with interesting information and lots of laughs. I originally bought this as a valentines gift for my ex - I'm so glad I took it back hahahahaha - I'm originally from SA and took a South African buddy with me and neither of us... More 

Thank MooshZAUK
Crickhowell, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hi We thought the cruise was superb and the skipper was fun informative and just lovely! Many thanks.... we will be back and next time we will book the picnic and prosseco ! We had a great set meal lunch in the Foly inn...delicious and good value.

Thank lynwadd
Oxford, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed the cruise today going for the Oxford picnic cruise for our 4th wedding anniversary. Our skipper Alex was fantastic and was very knowledgable giving us real insights along the way. We will definitely do it again, it was such a fun and relaxing experience and a lovely way to see lovely Oxford from the... More 

Thank Davidnulty
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101 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very enjoyable cruise on a beautiful Spring Day. Our skipper Geraldine, was extremely well informed about the places of interest along the riverbank, which added to our cruise experience. The cruise took about 30 minutes and was a very relaxing way to spend the day. Lots of photo opportunities along the way and an amazing meal at the Folly... More 

Thank 12kiwi
London, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 31 October 2016

I would just like to say that we had a lovely day out at the Oxford River Cruises, the day was purchased for us as a 50th birthday present by friends. From the outset when we first arrived we were warmly welcomed and looked after really well. The lady ( our skipper sorry I cannot remember her name) made the... More 

Thank steve8089
Swindon, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2016

Despite cruising up and down this stretch in our own boat for years, the skipper told us loads of facts we never knew! He really knew his stuff, and every question we fired at him came back with an answer, never an 'I don't know' . He wasn't a walking encyclopaedia, he was a sailing encyclopaedia! The lads on the... More 

2 Thank Carolyn D
Bedford, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
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Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Went on the 30 minute river cruise and found skipper very informative. Had a scone and tea (typical english) in the folly before the trip. Staff in the folly were friendly and so was the skippet

Thank Glenn W
Slough, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 24 October 2016

The trip involves a 50 minute cruise on the river Thames. You see very little of the colleges or other buildings, mainly the boathouses for the first few minutes. The rest of the trip is a quiet cruise on the river with little to see.

1 Thank Julian B

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