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Choose your preferred departure time out of three different time slots offered and embark on this 50-minute sightseeing cruise along the beautiful River Thames.

Starting from central Oxford, the cruise takes in a fascinating stretch of the river offering you an insight into the historic city's rich past and many landmarks. Cruising down the university regatta course towards quaint Iffley village you will pass ancient Folly Bridge, Christchurch College and Meadows and the university rowing houses.

This is one of the busiest and most colorful stretches of the River Thames (the stretch locally known as The Isis). Rowing eights, punts, university boats and large pleasure cruisers come together in a lively display of all that the river has to offer.
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Explore Oxford University’s famous regatta course on this 50-minute Thames River sightseeing cruise in Oxford. Hop aboard your sightseeing vessel in the heart of Oxford and cruise out onto the famous waterway. Listen as your guide sheds light on the city’s rich history, and discover local landmarks such as Folly Bridge, Christchurch College, the Oxford University boathouses and the Meadows. Share the waters with rowing eights, punts, university boats and cruisers, and watch the banks for sightings of native river wildlife.
  • Travel by boat and see the sights from the water
  • Choice of morning or afternoon departure
  • Choice of several departures throughout the day
  • Close encounter with wildlife
  • Family friendly
  • Popular choice with kids
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Reviewed yesterday
Lovely relaxing river trip

Our guide and captain of our ship was full of interesting information, and even managed to rescue a lost sailor (a little girl who had got stuck on the opposite bank from her family). The countryside was beautiful and we had the history of many...More

Thank Atha M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Celebration river trip

Enjoyable and interesting cruise. Lots to see including wildlife. Excellent skipper who was knowledgeable and funny too.

Thank valanddavid2016
Reviewed 11 August 2018
Nice and relaxing

We enjoyed this river cruise, being in a small group. It was relaxing and very interesting to discover the city from this other point of view. Our guide was very interesting. I recommend it.

Thank Patricia P
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile
A great way to spend 50 minutes

Really enjoyed my small group, low key river cruise in Oxford today. It was peaceful, and relaxing, as well as interesting. Can recommend.

Thank Moira M
Reviewed 6 August 2018
Wonderful experience

Great cruise in warm sunshine. Informative guide who had lovely sense of humour. You can order drinks from Folly restaurant to have aboard. Lasts 50 minutes which is about right.

Thank leerob2016
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Vimal S
26 August 2018|
Response from BloHame | Reviewed this property |
Pick up is at the Folly Restaurant.. The cruise heads up river and then turns around and comes back the same way to finish and drop back off at the Folly
8 August 2018|
Response from leerob2016 | Reviewed this property |
The boat I went on started and ended at Folly Bridge. However other tours may exist that you can get off and on at different stops
Caroline M
6 July 2018|
Response from BloHame | Reviewed this property |
Unfortunately there’s quite a lot of steps down to the jetty so I imagine it will be pretty difficult to get down there with a wheelchair
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