Stylish holidays & days out aboard Britain's finest self drive narrowboats


& short breaks

A canal holiday really is fastest way of slowing down! That's what life on a narrowboat is all about. It's the perfect antidote to the breakneck pace of modern life.

Our holiday bases are perfectly situated to take advantage of the most popular cruising waterways across Southern England. You can cruise along the peaceful South Oxford Canal, characterised by its quaint liftbridges and pretty waterside villages. Enjoy the majestic River Thames from its remote upper reaches, downstream to some of the most famous sights in the country - the Dreaming Spires of Oxford, Henley on Thames and Windsor.

Admire the grandeur of the Kennet and Avon Canal. Traverse majestic aqueducts, cling to the valley side with stunning views as the canal winds its way to world-famous Bath. Rise up to the challenge of the famous Caen Hill locks and into the sublime cruising scenery of Wiltshire.

From a romantic break for two, to a party of 12, we have designed our boats (many with ensuite facilities) for all types of party; all with exceptionally quiet engines and spacious rear decks.

A short break is the ideal introduction to canal holidays. For a Weekend Break of culture and countryside, our bases near Oxford and Bath are the best possible locations. Plenty of time to reach these famous cities, enjoy a brilliant evening out, yet still savour the charm of the canalscape through the countryside. But there's no need to go anywhere near civilisation!

Take a Midweek Break, gaining an extra day for free, and combine the unmatched rural charm of the Cotswolds and River Thames with a visit to Oxford; cruise along the idyllic Oxford Canal toward Cropredy, or meander along the Avon Valley.

If you are looking for longer term boat hire, for longer than four weeks, we would recommend talking to a specialist company for a more cost effective holiday. We recommend Long Term Narrowboat Hire. Please CLICK HERE to visit their website.

If you need any cruising advice please just phone or email us - we're here to help!

Oxfordshire Narrowboats
Oxfordshire Narrowboats
Oxfordshire Narrowboats
Oxfordshire Narrowboats