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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.
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.
Book any remaining holiday or short break between 29th June and 30th August and save £200 (please note, this offer does not apply to Keble). Just give us a call on 01865 554343 or book online, using the discount code SUMMER at check-out.
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.
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…
A great family bonding event College cruisers are a joy to deal with and the whole experience was made easy. The trip gave my wife and I, daughter and partner the time to see each... read moreMike M 10/10/18
A get away for parents, with kids joining later Having been on my bucket list, finally getting away for a few days without the kids on a canal boat sounded like bliss. We were fortunate to find the College... read moreTessthedoguk 20/04/19
A most excellent adventure for extended family Our extended family of 6 ranging from grandparents (with narrowboat experience) to grandchildren (of 5 and 3) recently completed a delightful 'short break' on the Oxford canal on the "Magdalen'.... read moreRichard B 01/08/19
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