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Long term boat hire

If you are looking for longer term boat hire, cruising for a month or more, visit Long Term Narrowboat Hire. Owned by the Oxfordshire Narrowboats' Managing Director, David Dare, it offers private owner-styled boats for 2/4/6 people equipped with extra things such as washing machines, solar panels and solid fuel stoves which help to make living aboard a great experience!

Based at Lower Heyford, the boats are priced at little more than 50% the cost of hiring for four individual weeks or more - ideal for exploring all around the English Canals.

And now, NEW for 2022, our sister company White Horse Boats has launched Long Term Barge Hire with a luxurious 57ft x 10ft wide beam boat for 2/4 people. Based on the summit of the Kennet & Avon Canal she offers sublime cruisng opportunities on the K&A, Rivers Thames & Wey, and on the Basingstoke Canal. Visit for more details - the webpage for Long Term Barge Hire is currently being populated. Bookings are being taken from April 2022.

Full training, tuition, and all equipment/inventory provided within the hire fee. The only extras are fuel, gas, and any extra licences you may need for non-CRT waterways such as the River Thames.

Please note: We only hire for genuine bonafide long term cruising, for a minimum period of one month in monthly increments starting on 1st of each month. We do not hire for long-term houseboat or static liveaboard purposes (such as around Oxford for students, nurses etc) unless you are able to provide a registered, legitimate, canal mooring address and we can verify that mooring as being compliant with navigation authoirty regulations.

For more information and availability contact Long Term Narrowboat Hire directly  +44 (0) 7470 449009 or email to Please mention Oxfordshire Narrowboats when emailing, thanks!

long term narrowboat hire Oxfordshire Narrowboats
long term narrowboat hire Oxfordshire Narrowboats
long term narrowboat hire Oxfordshire Narrowboats
long term narrowboat hire Oxfordshire Narrowboats