Over the last fifteen years Oxfordshire Narrowboats has become recognised as offering the best self-drive narrowboats in Britain. We have the youngest, smartest, best equipped craft and the most thorough training and handover scheme. We also provide our own unique and comprehensive Hirer's Manual to ensure you have all the information you might need, right at your fingertips. Our prices are fully inclusive, so there are no hidden extras to surprise you on the day - and we even include all your bedding and towels.You may hire cheaper but we believe that you won't hire better!
Our bases near Oxford and Bath offer some of the best and most scenic cruising in England - the perfect opportunities for both Short Breaks and longer holidays, taking in our most famous cities and outstanding countryside. The South Oxford Canal is one of Britain's most popular, the western Kennet and Avon Canal one of Britain's most spectacular, and the Upper Thames into the Cotswolds one of Britain's most tranquil... unmatchable locations for an unmatchable holiday afloat.
Our unique Night Breaks could be described as the best selection of romantic breaks for two afloat - an economical two day/one night hire of our specially adapted dayboat with a bottle of champagne and chocolates... or hire our comfy 2 berth 47ft boats with individual easy chairs and gate leg dining table. There's even a bath aboard! Fill your romantic break with some unmatched scenery, fantastic waterside pubs, total tranquillity, superb accommodation...What more could you want?
We positively welcome stag, hen and reunion/celebration parties. We are the leading quality UK operator for the largest self drive narrowboats which are, just like all our other craft, unmatched for age and accommodation. Our bases are perfectly located for a fantastic weekend's cruising into Oxford or Bath combined with excellent nightlife and culture...