Oxford Sundowner Cruise

Set sail aboard one of our River Launches and enjoy a relaxing cruise as the sun begins to wanE


  • Enjoy a Relaxing 30 Minute River Cruise
  • Choice of Complimentary 'Sundowner' 
  • See Christ Church Meadow and College glimpses 
  • View University Boat Houses and Rowing
  • 10% Food Discount at The Folly Restaurant
  • Just £20pp 
  • Private Options Available on Request
  • Public Cruise at 6pm Daily April to October
What a relaxing end to our day. It felt like the perfect time to be on the river, with the light fading and the rowing teams out. Perfect!
— Tina Crane, Bristol

There's something rather serene and lovely about this evening cruise (a favourite of our skippers). Maybe it's that as you set sail in a 'Gentleman's Edwardian River Launch' just as the sun is waning, when you can experience that wonderful changing light and that distinctive calm of evening on the water?  It might simply be because it's a moment you can really enjoy away from the busyness of modern life. 

The cruise is a classic tour of the river Thames as it meanders around Oxford. And as a reminder of that educational and sporting heritage, you'll drift gently past the university boat houses, as well as other delightful corners such as Christchurch Meadows. Oh and we shouldn't forget that your choice of sundowner* will be served onboard to get this rather genteel party started.

The cruise costs £20 per person.

The cruise departs from our moorings at The Folly, Folly Bridge, Oxford, OX1 4JU. Departure is usually at 6pm. The cruise lasts approximately 30 minutes. Advance booking is recommended. 

Private versions of this cruise are also available (a surcharge applies for groups of less than 8 people). This trip operates between April and October.

*your choice of a glass of Prosecco, single spirit and mixer, bottled beer, glass of house wine or soft drink alternative. 

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