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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
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 13 April 2014

My wife and I decided to pay the £25 for a chauffeured punt, worth every penny so pleased we decided to do this. Our chauffeur Phil was excellent, he gave us a nice amount of information about the area including some tips on some other...More

4  Thank SamandEst
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 14 April 2015

We recently hired a pedalo and took along a picnic, the sun was out in force. It was a lovely day out and well worth the money as the scenery is fantastic. We had been looking forward to this all day. However the day was...More

17  Thank MBra86
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've always wanted to try punting and my daughter and I finally did. We arrived, but had to go find a bank (cash only), that was ok. Came back, got checked in and took off in our vessel. Struggled the first little bit (didn't know...More

1  Thank LoveTravel559720
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice punt on the river. Staff were friendly and it was nice to hear some descriptions as to the places we were seeing as we were going around. Price was £30 for the boat which is a bit expensive but as a one off it...More

Thank JohnoGolfer
Reviewed 8 October 2018

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 23 September 2018 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

1  Thank Sean T
Reviewed 16 September 2018 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 22 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 19 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
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3 May 2018|
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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
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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.