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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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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