1. Location collecting  your boat from our wharf located in Jericho Oxford. Easily accessed by car, train and coach. Good connections to all London airports for any international visitors travelling from all over the globe. Also allowing cruising access to the River Thames
  1. Walking distance to Oxford City Centre, a treasure trove of historical landmarks, including the iconic Bodleian Library and the stunning architecture of Oxford University colleges. And once you've had your fill of street markets, cosy cafes, and cultural hotspots, it's just a short walk back to your floating home from home.
  1. South Oxford Canal is a very special hidden gem - where tranquility meets timeless beauty. Meander along scenic waterways flanked by lush greenery, quaint villages, and historic landmarks, offering a serene escape into the heart of England's countryside.
  1. A canal boat holiday is fabulous family holiday something for everyone. No need to pay for costly days out as you boat is your built in daily activity. You do as much or as little as you want too as you enjoy your staycation
  1. Canal boating is one of the quickest ways to unwind and recharge your batteries. A staycation on the south Oxford Canal and being out in nature gives you a great feeling of wellbeing away from the busy tourist hot spots.
  1. A self catering holiday on the south Oxford Canal gives you flexibility to eat on board or visit one of the wonderful friendly village pubs along the canal.
  1. Cruising in a barge is the best way of seeing the countryside of Oxfordshire and Warwickshire, what was once a highway for heavy goods boats, transporting essential manufacturing items across the country in the early 20th century, has been transformed into nature highways. Giving a leisurely and first hand glimpse into the natural way of the British countryside.
  1. The Oxford Canal provides a great holiday on which to take your pet.  Pubs are all dog friendly, plenty of walks along the way. Best of all you and they are able to enjoy the best of times together with the family as well.
  1. Learn new skills, drive a narrow boat, work the locks, learn some knots. Take a canal boat holiday on the Oxford Canal in the south of England
  1. College Cruisers will give you the best staycation ever on the South Oxford Canal.

Our Customer Reviews

We felt like welcome guests from the time of booking until our return. Will was awesome at showing us around the boat and giving us instructions. We can’t wait to...

- Trinity

24/05/2024

If there was an excellent box, instruction, reliability and staff would get a tick.

- Jamie & Nikki

04/05/2024

Absolutely loved our time on Nuffield, a very relaxing way to meet people and see sights.

- The Gray family

03/05/2024

Excellent service… special shout out to James for advice on where to moor… lovely team.

- Edmund & Yaiza

03/05/2024

We enjoyed every moment of it, thank you. ☺

- Edmund & Yaiza

04/05/2024

An incredible weekend away. Cary’s and her team were very knowledgeable and helpful when planning our trip. I couldn’t recommend more and looking forward to returning

- Lauren D.

05/03/2024

My partner and I just spent a week on Magdalen. It was clean, comfortable and well equipped. It was lovely having the log burner as it was late October. Cary’s...

- Jane O.

05/11/2023

“Believe me, my young friend, there is nothing - absolutely nothing - half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats.” ― Kenneth Grahame, The Wind in the...

- Chris G.

31/10/2023

We spent a week on the Exeter. Very comfortable boat. A special thanks to James who explained how everything worked and made us feel comfortable hanlding the Exeter (one of...

- Kees v.

22/10/2023

We had such a good time! Such a lovely team to help you off on your holiday. We were a couple with a 7-month-old. Tricky first day learning how to...

- Edmond O.

17/10/2023

Julesa lovely holiday. Big thanks

- Jules

31/07/2023

Piroska we have had a wonderful trip on this boat. Thank you

- Piroska

25/07/2023

Lucy lovely trip on the river Thames, lovely staff, lovely boat. Thank you

- Lucy

25/07/2023
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