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 classic Oxford experience should not be missed!
Situated underneath Magdalen College Tower, at the lower end of Oxford’s world famous high street you will find Magdalen Bridge Boathouse.
Here you can hire traditionally crafted punts, rowing boats and pedalos or spoil yourself by hiring a Chauffeured boat.
We can also supply a pre-ordered picnic hamper with your chauffeured punt if requested.
We are open 7 days a week from the 1st of February (weather permitting) to the 30th of November, between 9.30am – 9.00pm (or 1 hour before sunset).
Our punts take up to 5 people and cost £25 per hour Monday to Friday and £30 per hour, weekends and bank holidays.
We also offer a chauffeured punting service – please visit our ‘Hire a Chauffeur’ page here for more details.
You do not have to book in advance, but on a busy weekend day it is advisable.
Boat Hire Terms: Boat hire is subject to our boat hire Terms & Conditions. Boats returned more than 5 minutes after the hour will incur an extra 15 minutes hire cost – and then a further 15 minutes charge, 20 minutes after the hour and so on.
Oxford Walking Tours:
Walking Tours of Oxford are a local company offering tailor-made private guided tours as well as a ‘Discover Oxford University’ tour, a ‘Discover Morse/Lewis and Endeavour’ tour and a ‘Discover Harry Potter in Oxford’ tour.
What people say
What a great experience being chauffeured in our gorgeous punt — an amazing half-hour along the river with great views along the way. Thank you!
Booking a Boat
There is no need to book a boat in advance on a Monday to Friday. Please just turn up and one will be made available for you.
To hire a boat on a weekend, a Chauffeured punt or to book a Hen Party, use our form, stating what date and time you want and the number of people in your party.
Please Note: If you want to hire a boat on a weekend day, book a chauffeur, or book a boat for a Hen Party, please select an option below the form.