“A quintessential English delight”

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Oxford’s Finest Punt Station

Punting is a truly timeless, slightly eccentric, quintessentially oxford, idyllic pleasure: sailing leisurely upstream or down river, trailing fingers in the silky water, admiring the wildlife, picnicking on a river bank, dropping in at the Vicky Arms or drifting downstream past the University.

Visiting students, corporate parties, and groups of friends can all experience the quintessential Oxford experience of punting on the river Cherwell. With over 80 punts available, you are more than likely to get a punt easily in the week or come early at the weekend so as not have to wait.

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Punt Season:

Mid-March to mid-October

Opening Times:

10am till Dusk

Punt Hire Costs:

£20 per hour / £100 full day

Punts fit up to 6 people (5 seated + 1 punter)

Punts are hired out by the hour or day from the punt office at the front of the Boathouse.


A fully refundable deposit of 1 day’s hire required, £100 on weekdays and £100 at weekends. This can be paid either in cash or by simply leaving a credit/debit card at the punt office.

We have over 80 traditional hand crafted punts all made on site, rowing boats & Canadian canoes also available.

Call: 01865 515978

Email: punts@cherwellboathouse.co.uk

Terms & Conditions

No more than 6 people per punt.

For each hire, punts are equipped with; 2 large cushions, 2 small cushions, 1 metal pole and a paddle.

Punt racing and splashing are not allowed.

We are not permitted to hire to anyone under 16 years old.

Non-swimmers should make themselves known to The Punt Office Staff; life jackets can be supplied.

Charges will be incurred for water logged or damaged punts.

Please enjoy alcohol responsibly when punting.