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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.
When Elizabeth contacted us in July wanting a boat for her and her 5 grandchildren, we were very happy to set them up aboard Brasenose, which is a fabulous boat for larger parties – up to 12 people!
We’re pleased to say that, after discussions with the Canal and River Trust, we are now able to accept bookings for holidays and short breaks from 4th July 2020 onwards.
If you’re missing the canal as much as we are, you might enjoy this short virtual view of a trip up the Oxford Canal.
Find out why a canal boat holiday on the Oxford Canal is a great idea.
Call us now on 01865 554343 to save 10% on any remaining holiday or short break between 20th March and 30th April 2020 (excluding bookings starting between 10th and 13th April).
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…
Fantastic break with friends Just returned from an amazing weekend break with friends. We received a very warm welcome on arrival by Carys and her team. First time on a narrowboat so a little... read more8Angie 01/08/19
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
Perfect ***** Our third trip out with college cruisers and once again we weren't disappointed. They have responded to the current situation perfectly......sending. a video out of the boat we were... read moreJenama10 06/08/20
Great way to celebrate an 80th Birthday Cerys and family were very helpful from first enquiry onwards. Useful videos of interior workings of the boat were sent prior to arrival and very good tuition for handling and... read moreAmbassador337610 08/08/20
a brilliant short break in Oxford Canal Although I was given the opportunity to take out a narrow boat, I had never decided on it until now.AlexanderV1736 24/10/20
After a period of hard work, I had a break of... read more