Welcome to College Cruisers

Join us at College Cruisers for a canal boat holiday along the South Oxford Canal and the River Thames. Whether you prefer to call it a narrowboat, canal boat or a barge holiday, we've got the perfect escape for you.

Experience the timeless beauty of Oxford and beyond as you embark on a journey with family, friends, and furry companions. At College Cruisers, we're here to ensure your canal holiday is stress-free and enjoyable. Let us provide you with all the necessary information and guidance for a memorable voyage.

Your adventure on the water begins right here. Welcome aboard!


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 (Tue-Sat short breaks and weekly hire)
  • Fridays (Fri-Mon short breaks and weekly hire)


Can’t find anything suitable?

Let us help you personally, call us on  01865 554433 or email on info@collegecruisers.com

Our Luxury Narrowboats

With our fleet of 10 comfortable narrowboats, you can make yourself at home while exploring the rich history and scenic landscapes of the English waterways. Whether you're a couple on a romantic getaway, family on an adventure fuelled escape, or friends meeting up for a relaxing catch up, we've got the perfect boat for you:

Exclusive Summer Offers

  • 50% off remaining boats for July
  • 30% off remaining boats for August

For up to 4 people, extra charge will be applied for larger groups and pets
Fuel is not included. Offers run until Monday 22nd July.

Call us directly on 01865 554343 and quote this offer.

About Our Canal Boat Holidays

Escape the hustle and bustle of modern life and immerse yourself in the timeless charm of a canal boat holiday – the quintessential British getaway. Cruise along the tranquil waterways that weave through the picturesque countryside of England. From the stunning South Oxford Canal to the majestic River Thames, each route offers a unique blend of natural beauty, historic landmarks, and quaint villages waiting to be discovered.

With the freedom to set your own pace and explore lush greenery and wildlife, a canal boat holiday promises relaxation and adventure in equal measure. Gather your loved ones and furry friends for an unforgettable journey filled with cosy onboard living, scenic vistas, and the simple pleasures of life on the water. 

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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