2018 bookings coming along nicely

So far 2017 has been a great year with some of the best weather we have had for years.  Makes a change when Clients return and say – “wow”, it was a hot week!

We hope that 2018 is as good a year as 2017 – Our day boat Comet has been out almost every day and boaters have had a great time. So, don’t delay, make sure you book soon to ensure that you book the dates that you want.

We hope to see you soon!!


Looking for a day, short break or week, perhaps two or even three weeks afloat?  Then look no further.  Canal boat hire with Twyford Wharf Narrow Boats is simple and easy whether you are a beginner or a seasoned boater!  We have two 62ft narrow boats that sleet up to 6, two en suite bathrooms (electric loo’s), dining area & a lounge area.  TV/CD player , well equipped galley and really comfortable beds.  Oxford Canal Boat Hire made simple, enjoyable and easy.

Our new day hire boat ‘Comet’ is fully equipped with galley, shower, electric loo, TV/CD, great radio and 6 speakers for a great sound, LED lighting and is really very comfortable for up to 12 persons.   It is a great day out, eat onboard or stop at a local pub – it’s your decision.  Want Comet for longer – then that’s possible as well.  Give us a call.

‘COMET’ – our new day boat – short break boat ready to go for 2017

Last June we started the build – now all painted and ready to go – Comet is probably one of the best narrow boats of its class on the waterways  It sports a 6 speaker acoustic system, electric flush loo, gas cooker with oven, central heating, shower, all LED lights, great radio, TV and DVD.  What a boat!!

Comet is available for either day hire or for short breaks.


Comet, just painted!



‘Comet’ – our new day hire or short break boat ready soon!

Comet will be luxuriously fitted with basin & shower, electric loo in separate cubicle, one double bed (king size), fridge, cooker and a great lighting and sound system on board for that great party day out with friends and family.  There will be both seating inside and out for those glorious summer days.   Booking is now available on the web site – so don’t delay – get that special day or weekend away booked now.


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‘Comet’, our new 40ft narrowboat ready for 2017 season as a day boat or short break boat

Our new 40′ narrowboat ‘Comet’ will be available for the 2017 season for either day hire or short breaks.   The boat will be very well equipped with a a nice galley, electric lavatory, shower and a one a double berth.  ‘Comet’ will have inside seating as well as outside under cover.  So, if you are considering either a day afloat or a three/four day break, please contact us for prices and availability.

Twyford Wharf Narrow Boats to build new 40ft Day/Overnight boat on their slipway

Twyford Wharf Narrow Boats will start a new build on their slipway at Twyford Wharf on Monday 15th May.  This is a really exciting venture!  Having a boat build on your own doorstep.  The shell is expected to be completed by the end of July with all other fitting out completed by end of December 2016.

The boat will be named ‘Comet’ after ‘Chieftain’ and ‘Conqueror’ – all British Army battle tanks.

Comet will have overnight accommodation for 4 – one double and two camp beds- shower, pump out loo, galley and a great viewing area at the bow.  Steve Emery is building Comet and Colin will be his ‘laborer’.  Engine will be supplied by Canaline ( 32hp) with all interior equipment being of a very high specification.

Watch this space for regular updates and photos as we progress to the completed boat.

Colin & Louise



No price increase for 2017 – bookings already filling up weeks!

Well, we are not even into 2016 season and bookings are being made for 2017 – Our prices for 2017 will be as for 2016 with the added incentive of, ‘Book before Dec 31st 2016’ and receive a 5% discount on you holiday cost – So, have a meal on us in one of the many canal side pubs!

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Braunston Junction on The Oxford

We have a couple of weeks remaining for this season only – the earliest being 16th -23rd July.  Many of our customers are repeat bookers who have decided to venture further afield – The Warwickshire Ring (2 weeks) or going to tackle the River Thames.

WE hope to see you on board!

Colin & Louise



“BEST BOAT I’VE EVER HIRED” Trip Advisor report from Christmas/New Year boaters 2015/6

Best Boat I’ve ever hired.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW TRIP ADVISOR

I and my friends have been narrowboating for about 17 years and in all that time have generally had good service from the relevant hirers, but our experience this time was exceptional.
From the very first phone call to Colin Graham-Edge, meeting Mick in the yard right through to the end of the holiday the care and expertise of the people involved was first class.
The boat (Chieftain) was in very good order, clean, well equipped and handled perfectly.
During our holiday we met Twyford Wharf’s other boat and the occupants of that boat were equally pleased.

Visited January 2016

Only nine weeks available with Twyford Wharf Narrow Boats, so be quick to book! Call for extra week discounts not shown!!!!

The popularity of a canal holiday is growing fast – so quiet, relaxing and tranquil.  You can have a wonderful week in a great Narrow Boat, either ‘Chieftain’ or ‘Conqueror’ which sleep up to 6 – 4 in comfort, each with your own en-site bathroom.  Look at our gallery for photos of these magnificent holidays.

Twyford Wharf Narrowboats Video