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Magdalen Bridge Boathouse - Punting Tours

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Address: The Old Horse Ford | High Street, Oxford OX14AX, England
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Really lovely experience!

We were hesitant at first to spend £30 on this trip but we're so glad we did! It was a really lovely, relaxing experience just gliding along the river looking at the scenery... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Cerys J
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Pencoed, United Kingdom
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Pencoed, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We were hesitant at first to spend £30 on this trip but we're so glad we did! It was a really lovely, relaxing experience just gliding along the river looking at the scenery. There are loads of ducks on the river and they will come right up to your boat looking for food (which you can buy at the punting... More 

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Mississippi
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife wanted us to go punting on the river, as we had done in Cambridge. This time, as before, we chose the chauffeured punting, and our chauffeur, Phil, had not gone to Oxford. However, he said he'd been at the job for 10 years, had studied boat building, and had built the boat we rode in. It was pretty... More 

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Burnley, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was the most elegant, relaxing & calming experience of my life. Normally an adrenaline junky, I believed I would be bored, uncomfortable & irritable.... Well, I was very rapidly proven very wrong. Staff are kind, friendly, informed & do everything to make sure customers get everything out of their experience. Alias was a joy! He took us around the... More 

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Thank ClaireG29385
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We did both, the self punt and the foot paddle. Punting wasn't as easy as suspected but had a great time working it out. The view is amazing on the way, best to have a good sense of humour if punting for the first time. Paddle boat is much more relaxing for everyone involved. Staff are friendly and happy to... More 

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Thank Ivo M
Reading, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Well what a lovely funny hour punting in Oxford. Friendly staff. We thought 22 pounds for an hour was acceptable for a lovely experience.

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Thank LL156
Devizes, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We both love punting as graduates of Oxford and Cambridge, so being in Oxford on a sunny day, it was a must. Worth going early before the Cherwell gets packed with those who are not so adept! Don't like the pedaloes you can hire from this boathouse as they make too much noise: horrid! We had a nice punt and... More 

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Thank Matthew C
Farnham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Tom our chauffeur was absolutely brilliant and fun throughout our hours punting, making it a fab experience for my husbands birthday.

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Thank Han W
Barnstaple, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

Having been on a gondola in Venice we though a punt in oxford would be fun. These folks at Magdalen Bridge Boathouse were excellent. We opted for the chauffeured trip and a chatty young man punted us around. It was a brilliant experience and a must if you visit Oxford. I would highly recommend this company for your river trip.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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Reviewed 13 March 2017

This was a quintessential Oxford experience! Our chauffeur was incredibly experienced and very knowledgeable about Oxford University and the city itself. Our 30 minute punt on the River Cherwell was almost as relaxing as a bubble bath!! We were given blankets and enjoyed the beautiful sites along the river. Worth every penny - HIGHLY recommend!!

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

Had very nice time punting and young chauffeur Tom was really good and certainly worth a visit we did hour punt Very helpful helping us on and off the punts

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