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Enter your chosen check-in and check-out dates to see which of our boats are available. Please note: check-in is only possible on Saturdays (Sat-Tues short breaks and weekly hire), Mondays (Mon-Fri short breaks and weekly hire), Tuesdays (Tues-Sat short breaks and weekly hire) and Fridays (Fri-Mon short breaks and weekly hire).
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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.
More than 12 people? You need two boats! Please call us to discuss.
We are busy maintaining and improving our boats ready for another busy year…
Every now and then I get a chance to get out on one of our boats and enjoy the canal myself. So a weekend in July seven friends and I set off from Oxford… destination Kirtlington.
Alex and her boyfriend Michael took a short break aboard Pembroke on a recent visit from Australia.
Make yourself at home aboard one of our fleet of comfortable canal boats, then plot a leisurely course through the English countryside enjoying the pretty towns, villages and country pubs along the way.
Our canal boats are available to hire all the year round, and each season on the canal offers a different – but equally wonderful – kind of holiday experience…
Find out why a canal boat holiday on the Oxford Canal is a great idea.
Brilliant break Had a great short break on the Balliol. Boat well equipped, very easy to cook good food for four adults onboard, made beer can chicken and halloumi fries. ... read moreHug301 24/08/18
Fantastic weekend trip Myself and three friends booked a fantastic holiday with College Cruisers last weekend on their Nuffield boat at a great price. We had lots of fun and I would recommend... read moreTom B 15/08/18
Amazing. Best weekend ever. Great boat with everything we needed on board. Spotlessly clean and great support for pretty much a newbie in a narrow boat. Canal was a little... read moreColin Turnbull 23/07/18
Excellent weekend for 7 'old blokes'. 7 friends rented "Brasenose" to sail up the Thames from Oxford over a long weekend. The boat was excellent, very well equipped and comfortable. College Cruisers were very helpful, friendly... read moreRobin G 19/11/18
Lovely trip and excellent service Six friends rented "Balliol" to sail up the Thames from Oxford over a long weekend. The boat was excellent, very well equipped and comfortable. It has been newly refurbished. College... read moreAndrew B 29/05/18