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Magdalen Bridge Boathouse - Punting Tours

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Address: The Old Horse Ford | High Street, Oxford OX14AX, England
Phone Number: +44 1865 202643
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Quiet and serene boating for about 45 minutes

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Taher K
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Mumbai (Bombay), India

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 

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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.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 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

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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

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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 

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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.

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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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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

We are Oxford locals and as it was a sunny day decided to spend an hour on the river. We hired a rowboat and on the way back accidentally knocked into one of the punts that was being chauffeured by a 'crew' member. It was a gentle knock but the crew member massively overreacted. He rather rudely told my husband... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

My son and I took turns to complete this one hour sport. It looks easier than it is. I enjoyed it even I am not good at keeping it straight. Wish I have more time to practice. Such a good thing to spend an earlier evening before sunset. It's beautiful.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

What an AWESOME thing to do in Oxford! Well worth it and such fun on a sunny day! Really relaxed crew, few rules and plenty of opportunity to have a go. Definitely do it!!

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