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


You don't have to spend a fortune to enjoy life afloat! If you've never experienced waterways life, give it a try with family or friends for the day! Our easy-to-operate dayboats are based at Lower Heyford in the Cotswold borders, Thrupp (close to Oxford), and at Bradford on Avon (close to historic Bath). There are full safety features and training provided, and our own special design of narrowboat allows accommodation for all weathers for up to 10 people.

  • Detailed Description

    Our boats are easy to handle and fully enclosed - so if our changeable British weather should deal a less than perfect day, there is always a place to keep warm and watch the world go by through the large picture windows. All have a toilet and crockery, cutlery and glassware, as well as a two ring hob and central heating radiator onboard. Dayhire is from 09.30 to 17.30 only, and a £200 refundable cash deposit is taken on arrival against the boat's safe and clean return on time.


    Moor up in the countryside and spread a blanket out on the grass to savour a special day out. Celebrate your special occasion with friends and family - the boats are sociable areas with lots of room to chat as you cruise along. An all-weather covered foredeck allows you to still admire the scenery without getting wet! Folding chairs can be moved around - even ashore for al fresco dining!


    Let the children take part! They will love to help work the locks, run along the towpath, or even steer the boat under supervision - this is truly a waterway adventure for all ages! We provide buoyancy aids and full instruction to enjoy your day in safety!


    May we respectfully remind all hirers to behave responsibly on our waterways. This includes adhering to our stated safety guides, avoiding excessive alcohol consumption and keeping children safe and under control.

  • Boat Features
    Heated main cabin with seating for 10 people
    Loose chairs to take outdoors
    Veranda style cockpit area
    2 ring hob
    Cutlery, crockery and glassware for 10 people, plus kettle, teapot and cafetiere
    PLEASE NOTE: There is no fridge on board our dayboats, so why not bring a cool box to keep your fridge items cold?
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Dayboats Oxfordshire Narrowboats
Dayboats Oxfordshire Narrowboats
Dayboats Oxfordshire Narrowboats
Dayboats Oxfordshire Narrowboats