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

Where we lead, others follow!

Oxfordshire Narrowboats has a reputation for top quality holiday narrowboats with superb interiors: more space per person with those little extra touches to make your holiday more relaxing and enjoyable. They are individually designed and built by us to be stylish, quiet, comfortable and easy to handle by novices and people of all ages. Unlike most hire boats these days, to ensure you have the most comfortable experience we continue to provide fully carpeted interiors (except galley and bathroom areas which feature non-slip safety floors). New carpets, with integral front and rear doormats, are being fitted to the majority of our holiday hire fleet ready for the 2022 season and all boats will feature a 240V supply up to 1600W/1.6kW so that you can use your own hairdryers.

We strive to minimise our carbon footprint - we feature Ecover cleaning products, we have LED lighting and USB ports throughout our fleet, and offer full recycling facilities at our bases. Whilst we'd love to 'go electric' it's just not yet viable on a holiday narrowboat but, NEW for 2022, we are due to replace all of our boat engines with the latest emissions-compliant diesel engines to continue to give the quietest, most reliable fleet on the canal system!

We were the first holiday hire company to offer as standard:-
Super-silent engines
Sociable 'reverse layout' and cruiser sterns across all of our fleet
Super-flexible layouts offering almost any combination of single/ double beds through most boats
6ft 6” interior headroom and 6ft 6” bed length on all boats
Private owner-style side hatches on all boats (except 47ft 2/4 berth)
Industry-leading bespoke Hirers Manual

All of our holiday boats also feature diesel central heating that also provides plenty of hot water, and a large cruiser-style stern, protected by a guardrail, that provides lots of space for the party whilst cruising, including seats for the steerer and crew. The boats are fully insulated and carpeted, include plenty of storage space, with fabric upholstery and dining seating at one table for the whole party in the rear dinette cabin. (This arrangement is commonly known as ‘reverse layout’).

All our holiday boats have two full bathrooms (except 47ft 2/4 berth). Bed linen is provided, freshly laundered/ folded to comply with Covid best practice guidelines, for your added peace of mind. The galley is fully equipped with glasses, crockery, cutlery, cookware, cafetiere and teapot - and in 2022 (Covid guidance permitting) we are pleased to be supplying full dishwashing kit and teatowels once again. Towels are not included. A full-sized cooker and under-counter electric fridge with small freezer compartment are on board. Our unique ‘cool stores’ are also available below the waterline under the dinette seats (except 47ft boats) – ideal for storage of drinks and vegetables without the need to overfill the fridge. We have heated airing cupboards conveniently placed at the rear of the boat to dry off wet clothes. Finally, our holiday boats are fitted with Freeview-equipped flat screen TVs with integral CD/DVD/SD/USB ports on board, as well as a USB port in each cabin.

To view the deck plans of all our holiday boats, along with the various sleeping arrangements available for each boat, please select the size of boat you require on the Boat Layouts tab above.

Please note that single sex stag/hen parties cannot book our 47ft and 60ft boats Bath, Oxford, Windsor, Claverton, Rousham, Farnborough and Blenheim.

Luxury Narrowboat Fleet Oxfordshire Narrowboats
Luxury Narrowboat Fleet Oxfordshire Narrowboats
Luxury Narrowboat Fleet Oxfordshire Narrowboats
Luxury Narrowboat Fleet Oxfordshire Narrowboats