Welcome To The Magdalen Bridge Boathouse


Boat House Now Open for New 2019 Season

Visit Oxford's Magdalen Bridge Boathouse to hire a traditional Oxford punt, rowing boat or pedalo and enjoy cruising along Oxford's stunning River Cherwell.

Magdalen Bridge Boathouse

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.

You can hire a boat at the Magdalen Bridge Boathouse for just an hour or if you want to make a day of it, take a picnic and stay out on the river as long as you like, simply returning the punt to the boathouse at least half an hour before sunset.

Opening Times:

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 £22 per hour, Monday to Friday, and £24 per hour on Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays.

Chauffeured Punting:

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.