Punting along Oxford’s stunning River Cherwell

Was to try an activity that is sating to be a quintessential Oxford experience? Punting is a great way to experience the stunning city of Oxford from the water. At Magdalen Bridge Boathouse you can hire punts, rowing boats or pedalos for an hour or if you want to make a day of it, stay on the river as long as you like, returning your boat to the boathouse at least half an hour before sunset. This absolute classic Oxford experience is unmissable and should definitely have a place in your Stack!

Where can I go punting in Oxford?

Magdalen Bridge Boathouse has great hand-crafted Oxford punts for you to hire as well as offers a chauffeured punting experience.

The chauffeured punting service is the best way to treat yourself to some relaxation time. A highly experienced trained punter can take up to four passengers out onto the River Cherwell for as long as you would like at £35 per 30 minutes. You can also pre-order a picnic hamper with your chauffeured punt if you want to go all out! This is also a fantastic way to kick off a hen party, making it unique and unforgettable. The lovely people over at The Magdalen Bridge Boathouse are always more than happy to help hens arrange their perfect day.

So if a relaxing bit of punting tickles your fancy, we recommend you add this activity to your Stack!

  • Open 7 days a week from the 1st of February (weather permitting) to the 30th of November, between 9.30 am – 9.00 pm (or 1 hour before sunset)
  • Punts take up to 5 people and cost £25 per hour
  • Chauffeured punting costs £35 per 30 minutes

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