image for Boat Trips item typeBoat Trips at Salter's Steamers Ltd

Boat Trip

Boat Trip


We are a family firm that has provided first-class hospitality on the Royal River Thames for almost 150 years (est. 1858).
As one of the longest established firms on the Thames we own one of the largest and most exclusive fleets operating on the river. Our cruises combine traditional style, contemporary comforts and the highest modern standards.
We offer a variety of hugely popular pleasure trips through some of the most beautiful scenery in England. During the summer our scheduled trips operate from every major location on the Upper-Thames between the university city of Oxford and the London boundary city of Staines (including such famous places as Reading, Henley and Windsor).

Opening details

Please look at the timetable on the website. Normally between May - September



Folly Bridge,

Boat Trips, £15-£75



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Map reference: SP 514055  Lat: 51.74585 Long: -1.25689

o Oxford (Folly Bridge)
Salters' boats depart from below our head office on Folly bridge (which is the road which links St Aldates to the Abingdon road - nearest postcode is OX1 4LA). Approach the city from the south, taking the Abingdon road (A4144) into Oxford from the Redbridge roundabout. The landing stage is on the right hand side as you pass over Folly bridge (on the opposite side of the river from the well-known riverside pub Head of the River). Nearest parking is at the Westgate shopping centre on Oxpens road or customers can use the Park and Ride from the Redbridge roundabout. Oxford train station is 0.8 miles from Folly bridge and coach parking is on the Oxpens road by the Oxford ice-rink.
o Oxford (Donnington Bridge)
Salters' boats depart from our slipway on Meadow Lane (nearest postcode is OX4 4BL). Approach the city centre from the south (as above) and at the traffic lights (with the Fox and Hounds pub on the corner) turn right down weirs lane. After going over Donnington bridge take the first right down Meadow Lane and Salters slipway is the second drive on the right hand side (where free parking is available). Oxford train station is 1.6 miles from Donnington bridge and coaches can park on site provided notice is given.

Accessible by Public Transport: 0 miles from Oxford station