CHANGES TO OUR CONDITIONS OF HIRE AND BOAT PREPARATIONS FOR COVID-19 SAFETY.

Spend time in your own bubble and outside in the fresh air in one of our narrowboats.

We will send you a video introduction to your boat before you arrive.  Meet your boat and prepare for your holiday in advance.  This reduces the need for us to come on board with you.  Handover times are carefully scheduled to minimise overlap and reduce the number of people at the boat yard.  Boat handover and training is performed outside.

Our boats are spotlessly clean as a matter of course.  We are now supplementing this with the use of virucidal disinfectant and ventiliation between hires.  We also minimise the members of staff that go aboard your boat as it is prepared for you.

Refunds less deposit are available up to one month prior to your booking in our Conditions of Hire.  If you need to change your booking due to COVID-19 we do not charge an admin fee at any time  – though we will increase your fees if you rearrange to a more expensive season or boat.

Have an enjoyable COVID-19 safe narrowboat holiday on the canals and rivers starting from Oxford with College Cruisers.

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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