Victoria’s Story

My boyfriend and I booked a boat from College Cruisers for the weekend in May and had the most fantastic time. The boat was simply perfect, it had everything that we could need and despite being the lofty height of 6ft 7” my boyfriend could both stand up inside the boat and had a comfortable night’s sleep which we were amazed by! We were worried that with little boating experience between the two of us that we wouldn’t manage very well but we fell into a boating rhythm very quickly and had a wonderfully serene time chugging along the Oxford Canal
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One happy family – and their dog…

It’s great to hear feedback from satisfied customers, and we love to see their holiday photos! So we were delighted to receive an e-mail from Denise and Martin after their recent break aboard our boat Keble. “Just a quick thank you for our fantastic week on board! The boat had absolutely everything on it, down to the last detail, even ice in the tray ready for the first G&T!  Johnathan made us feel confident and ready to set off after a good run through the key points. What a lovely family run business, thank you. We will tell our friends
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Caz’s trip

Caz Davies and a group of her friends decided to try a Spring break on the Oxford Canal. This is what she had to say about the experience on the College Cruisers Facebook page. “I hired the Balliol boat for 3 nights over bank holiday weekend. We were a group of 6 ladies in our 20’s who had no previous experience of driving a canal boat. The whole weekend was excellent, the boat itself was lovely, plenty of room for 6 of us, it was very clean and had everything we needed. Our induction was brilliant and the boat was
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Pembroke now available to book!

Pembroke is the latest addition to our fleet and is available to hire from 6 May 2017. The boat is 58ft in length and will sleep 2 to 6 people in various layouts and can be hired for a week or short break. Pembroke is a boat to suit all requirements. The walls are painted and the fit out of the boat is in oak, making it contemporary, eye catching and very luxurious. All in all a fabulous boat, one you will be proud to holiday on. To check availability, please visit: http://www.collegecruisers.com/our-boats/pembroke/.
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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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