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Salter's Steamers

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Address: Folly Bridge, Oxford OX1 4LA, England
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+44 1865 243421
11:00 - 17:00
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Private Party River Cruise

As a party of 12 we recently hired the Constantia for a private river party cruise along the Thames, past Port Media and back past all the university boathouses. The circa 3 hour... read more

Reviewed 10 October 2016
Leicester, United Kingdom

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Dorset, United Kingdom
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229 reviews
73 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Luckily we had perfect weather for this trip. We booked for 11am, £8 per person. Our guide was informative. Very comfortable way to view the river Thames and it's interesting surroundings. Journey took about an hour.

Thank Rochris2015
Rugby, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We did the 40 minute round trip down to Iffley Locks and back. Lucky to get a sunny afternoon, but as someone who rarely bothers with reviews I felt compelled in this case due to the most entertaining commentary by our guide Tom (or maybe Tim!!!) No booking required, we only managed to get there a few minutes before departure... More 

1 Thank DebGirl71
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2016

We took a 40 minute boat trip from Oxford on the Constantia and really enjoyed the relaxing ride, beautiful views, friendly helpful staff at Salter's Steamers and interesting history and tour on the journey. Good value too. Members of the group ranged from age 4 to 74.

Thank morg80
Leicester, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2016

As a party of 12 we recently hired the Constantia for a private river party cruise along the Thames, past Port Media and back past all the university boathouses. The circa 3 hour trip included buffet food and drink (both of good quality), and involved negotiating a couple of locks. Our guide was very affable, and reasonably knowledgeable of the... More 

Thank BosworthBattlers130
Radstock, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2016

There are two companies offering Oxford river cruises. Salter's is not the one offering a combo with a bus tour but it is better value for money on two counts: it's cheaper than the competition and lasts 10 minutes longer. The staff are jovial and give a good commentary. Their boat has a water level inside area and, unlike their... More 

Thank Nigel M
1 review
Reviewed 5 October 2016

I'm with a student association and we took a big group of freshers out on a private charter for an afternoon on the Thames. It was a perfect introduction to Oxford and the boat was a good space for mingling and relaxing. The crew, led by skipper Daniel, was friendly and accommodating and helped to make it a memorable afternoon.

Thank Chrissy_GG
Wirral, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

Salter's Steamers could not have done more to make an evening's celebration on the river as special as it was. They were incredibly helpful in booking a private charter, the Edwardian cruiser was superbly set up for our party of 9, our skipper was friendly and knowledgable and the drinks provision was plentiful and good value. We all had a... More 

Thank Winston36
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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91 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2016

There's so much to see and do in Oxford that it's easy to miss this gem, especially if you're short on time. Salter's river cruise from Oxford to Abingdon leaves from Folly Bridge and takes just under two hours. This scenic stretch of the river is peaceful, filled with boaters, ducks, narrow houseboats and flowers. The boat passes through three... More 

Thank Anonymous621
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2016

...on the river. Salter's do a range of river trips and we have done several of them. Can't recommed them too highly. They have an excellent personal touch and have been helpful when circumstances prevented the odd trip from running. Our one piece of advice would be to phone them before you set off the rendezvous point. Just in case.... More 

Thank Liz R
London, United Kingdom
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86 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Transport of our wedding party from Folly Bridge to Iffley where the reception was taking place. About 1 hour on the water. A large boat with a covered front deck, an upper deck and an inner saloon with mini bar and typical boat toilet facilities. Very helpful and friendly crew. Excellent music. Can get a bit chilly and toward the... More 

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