College Cruisers is the place to go with all your boating dilemmas.  We hire narrow boats for holidays and we also provide services for the local canal community and visiting boaters. Located just above the Isis Lock and near the visitors moorings we are a good stopping point on the Oxford Canal for entering or leaving the River Thames upstream or down. So do call in and say hello, we are the canal hub for the Oxford waterways and are happy to help with our practical local knowledge.


  • Pump out services @ £20 inc blue
  • Red diesel
  • Rubbish Disposal
  • Gas (13kg Calor propane only)
  • Coal


We don’t have a “chandlery” on site but are well stocked with spares and sundries or we can order in most items with free postage.


We offer a narrowboat “babysitting” service for short term mooring in central Oxford if you need to leave your boat safe and secure or car parking equivalent.


We have an engineer on site, give us a ring to book in, offering a call out service to the local area.


While we can no longer take boats out the water we do almost everything else on site from a new stove installation, servicing your engine to painting a boat.


We’ve fitted out many of our own boats and all maintenance is in house so you can always pop in to pick our brains or just give us a ring.

Labour prices from £35-£50 an hour and quote depending on the length and size of the the job.

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


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

- Jamie & Nikki


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

- The Gray family


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

- Edmund & Yaiza


We enjoyed every moment of it, thank you. ☺

- Edmund & Yaiza


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.


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.


“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.


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.


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.


Julesa lovely holiday. Big thanks

- Jules


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

- Piroska


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

- Lucy

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