“A quintessential English delight”

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Weather reviewed on a daily basis 08/10/20

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.

Punt Season:

Mid-March to mid-October, closed at the moment, looking forward to Spring!

Punt Hire Costs:

£20 per hour (min hire time) / £100 full day

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

Punts can be collected from the punt office at the front of the Boathouse overlooking the river.


A £100 deposit per boat is held from your account when making a booking. Once the boat is returned safely, without damage or excessive water logging, the balance minus punt hire time is released back to your account. Sometimes it can take up to 3 working days for the funds to be available.

Our Boats:

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 excessively water logged or damaged punts.

Please enjoy alcohol responsibly when punting.