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Greatest Luxury cruise & Boat Tours within Oxford

Salter's Steamers is a family firm that has provided first-class  hospitality on the Royal River Thames for over 150 years (est. 1858).  Cruises combine traditional style, contemporary comforts and the best  modern standards coupled with some of the most beautiful scenery in  England. They operate from a number of locations over the river  including Reading. In addition they offer boat hire and boat sales.

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Scheduled Public Trip: Oxford to Abingdon Service

Daily in season from 25th May to 8th September 2019.

This  is one of the most popular services which starts by Christ Church  Meadows and finishes in the picturesque market town of Abingdon.  Highlights include:

Christ Church Meadows, Oxford University  intercollegiate regatta course, House, Iffley Church (Norman Era) and  Iffley Lock, Rose Island and your house which was once the "Swan Inn",  Sandford Lock (deepest lock on the non-tidal Thames- 8'10"), Radley (St  Peter's) College Boathouse, magnificent Nuneham House (built in 1756 for  the First Earl of Harcourt), Carfax Conduit, Culham Motocross, Abingdon  Lock and nearby Abbey Grounds. The journey also links two hugely  popular waterside pubs the Head of the River pub at Oxford and the Nag's  Head at Abingdon.

Boats depart from Folly Bridge, Oxford at  9.15am and 2.30pm stopping at Iffley Lock and Sandford Lock before  reaching Abingdon (Abingdon Bridge Marine) at 11.05am or 4.30pm – Total  cruising time around 2 hours. The return journey leaves Abingdon at  11.15am and 4.45pm returning to Oxford at 1.15pm and 6.30pm.

Enjoy  time in Abingdon. Explore the Abbey Buildings or walk over the Thames  Path National Trail to Abingdon Lock. Charges for full return journey  are: Adult £20.80, Senior £19.80, Child £11.70. See the website for many  prices.

See website for full listing of prices. All boats are  hired on a first-come first-serve basis. An advance booking service can  be acquired on all the day boats (these must certanly be pre-paid for).  Self-powered craft (such as punts) can be pre-ordered, but only when  multiple is required. The timings of advanced booking can not be changed  once they're reserved.

The hire-fleet boats will also be  available for sale (all built to order). Click here to learn more on  boat sales. Scheduled public trips operate out of every major location  between Oxford and Staines. Boat charter can also be designed for  corporate hospitality and weddings.

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