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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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+44 1865 202643

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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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Barnstaple, United Kingdom
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Barnstaple, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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.

Thank Johntrombone
Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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!!

Thank Erica B
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

Thank bd00lisa
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

We visited Oxford on the 4th of October. It was a bright, sunny day. Towards the afternoon, we arrived at the Punting boathouse down the Magdalen bridge. We chose to have a chauffeured punt, as we were a bit exhausted after having walked a lot the whole morning. The punter took us down the Oxford backwaters. I say backwaters since... More 

Thank Taher K
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

We were lucky. It was a glorious autumn day, but with only a few people on the river because it had rained earlier. We had an expert (16 year old girl!) punter to steer us along. Better than an unexpected dip, though fun watching others try their hand. £30 for 30 minutes. Calming and restful after walking about town.

Thank stickybowl
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

Lovely experience as this was our first punting ride. Not easy at the beginning but after few minutes struggle it would become easy. If you are in Oxford this is something I'd recommend to do. Kids would love it

Thank RoshanWATA
Mansfield, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

The guides and staff were quick to accommodate a very large group with friendly smiles and efficient service. The 'punter' was friendly and made the experience that much more fun. Not much too it, but definitely something you need to experience.... Beware, through, the gift shop has good prices, but at least when we visited only accepted cash

Thank chipstapleton
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

I always fancied doing this but it was a bit boring being a passenger until my husband fell in! We hired a punt boat at £22, for price I thought it was ok. It's not as easy as it looks. I think my husbands advice would be if the pole goes in and you can't get it let go! Dog... More 

Thank westy7119
Oxfordshire, England
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

We pushed the boat out (sorry) and hired a chauffeured punt for a cruise around the river. It was well worth it (we saw someone take a swim!). So serene and relaxing.

Thank plannergrrrl
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

A lot of tourists are faced with the dilemma of choosing between Oxford or Cambridge. I've been punting on both and preferred the scenic trip I took in Oxford. There are a range of boats to choose from, including pedalos and rowing boats if you prefer not to have any help. The prices are very reasonable too, during a summers... More 

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