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Truly wonderful canal boat holidays

College Cruisers is a long-established canal boat hire fleet based right in the centre of the romantic, historic City of Oxford.

We have ten boats to hire for short breaks of three or four nights or holidays of a week or longer. We cater for special occasions such as birthday, hen and stag parties, and can offer bespoke canal boat holiday experiences including fully-piloted boat trips and one-way hires.

Watch our introductory video, then browse through our website to find out more about renting one of our boats for a holiday, short break or special occasion on the beautiful Oxford Canal.

And of course, you are welcome to phone, email or visit us if you have any questions.


Cruise the delightful Oxford Canal

Our Oxford Canal boat holidays help you escape the rigours of modern living. Plot a leisurely course through the locks and bridges and enjoy the pretty towns, villages and country pubs along the way.

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Make yourself at home aboard our fleet of luxury canal boats

There are ten boats in the fleet ranging from 2 berth up to 12 berth, offering a range of facilities and each with a character of its own. All are named after the University colleges in Oxford and are painted Oxford blue.

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Relax with our outstanding customer service

From the moment you book we're with you every step of the way. We will show you how to drive the boat, how to negotiate locks and bridges, and provide all the back-up you need to make your trip a success.

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Latest news

Chilling on the Oxford Canal – “A Very English Outing”

Guy McNair-Wilson rented one of our boats over the summer and produced this wonderful video of his trip. It captures rea...

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There’s dough place like home!

Many of our guests choose to eat out at the many pubs and restaurants along the Oxford Canal, but it’s amazing wha...

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Join us in late Spring for offers on all remaining short breaks on the Oxford Canal – with up to 50% off

Traveling the canal by boat is a truly unique experience, so come and join us at College Cruisers and be one of the firs...

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Balliol re-fit

Our boat Balliol has served us well over the past 10 years, giving lots of happy memories and introducing a great many p...

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