Save £100 on a Spring break on the Oxford Canal in April

We still have some boats available for short breaks in April, so why not make the most of Spring on the lovely Oxford Canal. As an extra special Easter treat we are offering £100 off all remaining midweek short breaks in April. (Please note this offer only applies to bookings made after 23rd March 2017.) To check availability, please call us on  01865 554343, or to browse our fleet of boats and check availability please click here.
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10 great reasons to book an Oxford Canal boat holiday in 2017

1. Try something different New experiences are what makes a holiday memorable. So why not go for a change of environment, and try your hand at some new skills such as how to drive a narrowboat and how to operate a lock? If you haven’t rented a canal boat before please don’t be put off – it’s very straightforward! (You may be interested to know that over 50% of our customers are first-timers.) As part of the handover  process we will guide you through the first stages on board, take you through a lock and explain in great detail the ‘Do’s
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Special March offers

Thinking of a Spring break on the Oxford Canal? We are offering special prices on all bookings made now for March 2017. To check late availability and book, please call us on 01865 554343… we will give you a nice surprise!
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Tips for winter cruising

Wrap up warm and grab the tiller! Winter cruising is a real treat – the beautiful crisp winter air, quiet canals and reduced prices make for an exhilarating experience. Don’t just take our word for it. Canal Boat magazine published an article in December 2016 extolling the virtues of winter cruising. All our boats are cosy and warm, and some even have wood burners. To check availability please visit our individual boat pages or call us now on 01865 554343.
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Pembroke – an update

The development of our new boat, Pembroke, is well under way and she is beginning to take shape. Matt, Richard, Sandy and the team at ‘Willowridge Boatfitting Ltd’ have completed the electrics, central heating, plumbing, and fitted the engine. They have also installed the new oak wood kitchen, along with beginning work on the interior. The interior will be painted whisper grey with an oak wood trim, formed from a 600 yr old oak tree that fell during heavy storms. If you would like to be one of the first to experience this luxurious new vessel, bookings start from the 1st April.
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Celebrate New Year on the beautiful Oxford Canal

Why not make a resolution to see in 2017 with a difference? Hire one of our luxury canal boats for a short break over the New Year holiday and celebrate in style. Whether you’re looking for a romantic escape for two or a party with friends, we can help you plan a memorable experience, with a range of boats able to accommodate parties of up to 12 people. You can check availability on each boat’s page, and reserve online using our online booking form. Or just call us on 01865 554343 to discuss your needs. We’re always happy to help…!
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Christmas shopping with a difference

Why not turn your Christmas shopping into a weekend experience? Visit Oxford’s bustling shopping centre with its fantastic mix of big brands, independent shops and famous Covered Market. Combine your Christmas shopping with a gentle cruise along the south Oxford canal on one of our cosy comfortable narrow boats. Moor up overnight in the lovely, quiet canal-side village of Thrupp. Oxford offers top class shopping, eating and culture. Ring 01865 554343 for details and to check availability.
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“Ride of a lifetime”

Many thanks to 9-year-old Matilda Jane Gill from Carlisle, who enjoyed her recent holiday with us so much that she went into print not once, but twice, putting together a page of testimonials from family members AND a poem about her experiences. It’s lovely to hear feedback from our customers – of all ages – and we think Matilda has a promising future as a writer.
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