College Cruisers, Oxford, Oxfordshire
College Cruisers are a canal boat hire fleet, located in the eclectic city of Oxford in Oxfordshire. We are a long established company and have a range of boats available to hire for short breaks or longer. We can cater for special occasions including fully piloted boat trips and one way hires. Dogs love canal holidays. Plenty of fresh air, new smells and room to run. At College Cruisers we encourage you to bring your dog along when you come canal cruising, canal holidays really are dog friendly holidays!
There are 10 boats available for hire, ranging from 2 berth up to 12 berth, offering a range of facilities and each with a character of its own. All are named after the University colleges in Oxford and are painted Oxford blue. We have tried our very best to provide our guests with everything they need for an enjoyable break away on one of our canal boats, however we do advise guests to bring the following:
Use soft bags, hard suitcases take up a lot of space (for overseas customers we are happy to look after your bags while you are away cruising).
Clothes…. casual, warm, and comfortable depending on the time of year, layers are a good idea so as the sun comes out you can peel off a layer. The boats have plenty of storage space but hanging space is limited, so leaves your ball gowns at home. Along the canal are plenty of excellent pubs and restaurants where the dress code is smart casual.
We suggest a good waterproof coat, pair of waterproof trousers – we do provide one set, but if you are all well equipped then the great British weather cannot spoil your holiday… and you may even enjoy the odd wet day!
Foot wear: non slip is a must, wellies are useful.
Hats to keep the sun off your heads.
First aid kit.
Sun tan cream – the sun is stronger when you are on the water.
Torches (you go to the pub in daylight but tend to come back in dark).
Walkie talkies are bit of fun for the kids.
Board games and cards; canal holidays are a great way for families to spend time together forget the telly, play games instead – Marks and Spencer do some great ones!
Books and magazines; canals are excellent places to relax with a good book.
Towels and tea towels (sorry no dishwashers on board). (NB: overseas customers will have towels provided; UK customers can rent for £3 per person).
If you are bringing a very small person, please ring and discuss your requirements, some boats just do not have room for a travel cot. Reins are a good buy to stop small people who are feeding ducks from falling in and a buggy is very useful at locks. We can supply cot sides – please request.
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. From the moment you book we're with you every step of the way. We will show you how to drive the boat, how to negotiate locks and bridges, and provide all the back-up you need to make your trip a success.A canal boat holiday is the perfect way to relax and enjoy the company of friends or family. We’re ideally based at the southern end of the historic Oxford Canal so our routes cross some of England’s most beautiful countryside. The Oxford canal is a gentle easy paced break with fascinating villages, few locks and plenty of pubs.
Please visit our website to find out about our pet friendly holiday homes in Oxfordshire.
Telephone: 01865 554343
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