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Magdalen Bridge Boathouse - Punting Tours
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The Old Horse Ford | High Street, Oxford OX14AX, England
+44 1865 202643
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the second time that I have hired a punt from these guys. They have been wonderful on both occasions with very polite and friendly staff. The punts, and other craft, are well maintained. We hired a punt for the hour, but stopped off...More

Thank Mike S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had an experience local take us to this hidden gem on the river. If you have never done this before, please spend the extra couple of pounds and get a person to take you around. We had no idea we were going to this...More

Thank Sean T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

As a family with young kids we hired the paddle boat One hour of great fun and relaxing The kids had great tome paddling and watching the ducks The great weather was an important factor for the successful event If you have a nice weather...More

Thank uriisme
Reviewed 21 August 2018

Rental was quick and easy for a punt. The problem was that they must not have given my daughter very good advice on how to row the punt because we had a very difficult time doing it. Also, as indicated by someone else, they could...More

1  Thank RainSeattleMom
Reviewed 18 August 2018

3 of us had a very relaxing chauffeured punt on the water below Magdalan bridge. Our chauffeur was informative and interesting, it was very peaceful as not many other punts around at that time in the morning. Really enjoyed the experience.

Thank Bededaw
Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

Best place to go punting either self driven or chauffeured. Costs £30 for half an hour for 4 people. Although the river does not go past scenic colleges like it does in Cambridge the punting experience is quite relaxing. Our chauffeur Adam was a lovely...More

Thank tushar_pai
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

My daughter has lived in Oxford for 15 years and this is the first time we’ve managed to go punting. Our chauffeur Hannah was wonderful she explained to us how you punt and the little errors that people make, should we ever want to do...More

Thank Mani A
Reviewed 5 August 2018

A hot Saturday just before Midday. Getting busy but the staff deal with the queue quickly. It was a bit chaotic leaving \ arriving at the boat house just due to the volume of other boats. We did a pedlow, which is way easier than...More

1  Thank adrian g
Reviewed 4 August 2018 via mobile

I was once a professional rower who wished to share this great sport with her nieces. This was not the waterway to keep their growing enthusiasm up! There was conflicting information in person than on website along side an unmanned email address (which is their...More

2  Thank Herrel B
Reviewed 3 August 2018 via mobile

We had an awful experience. From the moment we got there the staff was rude, but we thought maybe it’s been a long day. Let’s just enjoy our day. But we should’ve taken it as a sign of what was to come. We got in...More

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3 May 2018|
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Response from auntie978 |
Hi Becky, I eventually realised that there are actually contact numbers on the website, not on the 'contact us' page, but secretly hiding in the 'how to find us' page! I called the mobile and got through straight away. I was... More
Romina C
22 May 2017|
Response from Matthew C | Reviewed this property |
I am sure that she can if we can sit out if the chair, but ring them to check.