Departure for 4 Hour Tour: car park on Water Eaton Road, Cutteslowe, Oxford, OX2 7QT.

Everyone should be willing to help carry their kayak 100m to the river.

We provide free return transport to the car park. 


When do tours run?

Every Sunday from April to September.

 The Oxford Tour - £55/person

Departure: Meet at Water Eaton Road, Cutteslowe, OX2 7QT in the car park on the map above at 10:00 for a 11:00 am departure.

Finish: 15:30 - 16:00 at Donnington Bridge, OX4 4AZ. 

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Free car parking and return transport from the finish.

This 3-4 hour tour is 6 miles one way with a lunch break of 40 minutes.

Tours can be late arriving due to trees blocking the river, regattas or other events out of our control.

Do we run tours on other days?

CONTACT US. We need a minimum of 6 adults to run a tour. We can often make up a group so please let us know your options.

Can children go?

Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Children under 12 can go in a double kayak with an adult over 18. 

 What boats do we have? 

 13 single kayaks and one double inflatable kayak.

Perception Expression 11 kayak
Touring kayak

 What should I wear?

Dress according to the weather.

  • Your feet may get wet/muddy.
  • Going barefoot is not a good idea.
  • Gloves and a hat?
  • A wet suit is not necessary.
  • Sun tan lotion.
  • We have wet weather jackets.

 Anything else I need to know?

There are no toilet facilities other than the bushes.

 Is it safe?

  • Our kayak tours are suitable for beginners.
  • Buoyancy aids are provided and must be worn.
  • 1-3 British Canoe Union qualified kayak guides are present on every tour.
  • Our kayaks are stable, easy to turn and paddle in a straight line.

 Will I capsize?

Capsizes have happened but it's a rare event. Our kayaks are stable and we advise how to avoid a capsize in the safety briefing. 

 3-4 hours is a long time to paddle?

We have a 40 minute rest at the halfway point. If you are of a reasonable fitness you'll be fine. We have taken many first-timers and nobody failed to finish.

 Maximum weight?

For a single kayak you should be under 250lbs or 115kg. 


We have a rest of 40 minutes halfway on the tour. Don't forget the sandwiches.

Do we hire out kayaks? 

No we don't.