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College Cruisers, Oxford

4.6
#5 of 19 in Outdoors in Oxford
Our Oxford Canal boat holidays help you escape the rigours of modern living. Plot a leisurely course through the locks and bridges and enjoy the pretty towns, villages and country pubs along the way.

Our hire fleet comprises nine boats suiting all requirements, budgets, and sleeping 2 to 12 people. All boats are painted in Oxford Blue livery and are named after various Oxford University Colleges.

The whole of the South Oxford canal from Oxford to Napton can easily be explored from the Oxford base, and with the purchase of an extra licence, both the upper and lower reaches of the River Thames can also be experienced.

College Cruisers is happy to cater for single sex parties, help organise a family celebration, or help friends catch up and step back from their busy lives, and help families to create some magical holiday memories.
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  • We chose the Oxford Canal because it has a good supply of pubs and locks - both of which make for an interesting trip. Carys and her team gave us a warm welcome and provided a well-equipped narrowboat...  more »
  • The good ship Exeter was very comfortable for 5 of us (it does apparently sleep 10 but that would be VERY cosy). It was spotlessly clean and very well equipped. The hand over and explanation was very ...  more »
  • After holding out on booking the trip to see what the weather would be, we booked on a Monday for a Tuesday through Saturday trip and all the booking details were handled perfectly by Carys over the p...  more »
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  • Very nice. Very friendly staff. Good boats. Great service. Superb family holiday. Dogs welcome. Absolutely brilliant. Thank you very much! Recommend to everyone!
  • Amazing. Best weekend ever. Great boat with everything we needed on board. Spotlessly clean and great support for pretty much a newbie in a narrow boat. Canal was a little low between two locks but no issue if you stay slow. Fabulous.
  • Had a fantastic 4 days on one of their barges at a very reasonable price .. The staff were so friendly and explained everything you need to know about cruising the oxford canal . Would highly recommend.. had a great holiday
  • Long weekend on "Trinity". Took a day to gain confidence driving the boat. Great fun. The boys enjoyed working the locks. Wish the bed was a bit longer (I'm 6'2") but it's a narrow boat and bed was comfortable. Weather was great. . . always a big help.
  • Nice service, basic facilities at warf
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