Boat Trips, Sightseeing Tours & Picnic Cruises

Oxford River Cruises provides a range of luxurious boat trips, sightseeing tours and unique picnic cruises in the heart of the historic city of Oxford.

Oxford Experience Cruise - Our Most Popular Sightseeing Tour

A fascinating cruise down the University Regatta Course passing ancient Folly Bridge, Christchurch College and Meadows and the University Rowing Houses. Rowing eights, punts and pleasure cruisers come together in a lively display of river life. Read more

Regular Departures. 50 mins. £12pp.  Book Online Now For Just £9pp!

Lunchtime Picnic Cruise - Combining Oxford Sightseeing with a Floating Picnic

Treat yourself to an afternoon tour gliding along the banks of the Thames in Oxford with this picnic cruise. Taking in iconic sights of Oxford town and the surrounding countryside, you can relax on the water aboard our charmingly outfitted river launch. Read more

Departs daily at 12.30pm. 2.5hours. £45pp. Book Now

The Spirit of Oxford Cruise - Exploring Oxford's Unique Charm and Rowing Heritage

On this unique Spirit of Oxford Cruise you will take in a side of Oxford’s heritage rarely seen by visitors to the city. During your trip you will pass by some famous landmarks including Christchurch College, Port Meadow and Godstow whilst relaxing aboard a small vessel. Read More

Departs daily at 12.30pm. 2.5 hours. £29pp. Book Now

Sunset Picnic Cruise - Something truly memorable to do in Oxford

Little can compare to the beauty and romance of gliding gently through the slow running water of the Thames, leisurely dining on a picnic, as the sun sets. Read More

On specified dates at 6pm. 2.5hours. £45. Book Now

Thames Dinner Cruise - Gourmet Dining on the River In Oxford

Enjoy an elegant experience with our river cruise on the Thames in Oxford – accompanied by a gourmet three-course meal. Read More

On specified dates at 12pm and 7pm. 2.5hours. £65. Book Now

Large Groups - sightseeing tours in and around Oxford for large groups
School Trips - river tours for schools and colleges

Our vessels provide a comfortable and intimate setting for an unforgettable river experience and one of the most memorable things to do during your visit to Oxford. If you would like to privately hire one of our boats for a special occasion or group tour please contact us or see our Private Hire and Group Tour pages for more information.

"What a nice way to spend a birthday, a peaceful boat tour up the river with some wonderful food / wine and of course company. A truly royal experience. Professional attention to detail was ever present. We look forward to the next occasion."
David Ragan, Sandhurst
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