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!

Braunston Junction

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



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

Big Fish caught on Oxford Canal

For Martin – the highlight of his week was catching the fish below – what a ‘whopper’.  Caught at Cropredy on the 6th June.


We are pleased to announce that we can now offer a DAY BOAT, 39t to those who would like to celebrate an occasion afloat or just have a day on the Oxford Canal

The  purpose built 39 ft Day boat ‘Dancing Duck’ was built at Tooley’s in 2007 and side launched into the canal on the 7th July 2007, the first time that a boat has been side way launched for 90 years. Dancing Duck is 39ft long 7ft wide and Semi traditional style so passengers can sit with the helmsman .The Front cockpit which can be fully enclosed with a canopy.Faculties inside include 2 ring hob, cool box, toilet, Shower, sink and central heating. Sleeps 2 Plus 2 more on camp beds crockery and cutlery. You can come on one of our scheduled trips with other people or hire the boat   yourself for a private skippered trip.

Self Drive Hire You can hire the boat for up to 6 people for self drive. Persons holding an ‘RYA inland Waterways Certificate’ can hire the boat for   up to 12 people. RYA inland Waterways Certificate’ courses are available at Tooley’s Boatyard.

‘Conqueror’ makes the journey from Stoke Prior home

‘Conqueror’ has now joined ‘Chieftain’ at Twyford Wharf Narrow Boats. After some 70 miles and 120 locks – 4 days only – the crew celebrated with a couple of beers!!  Both boats are identical and support the same livery.  ‘Conqueror’ is now hired form Easter through to end of September.

New Narrow Boats – Conqueror joins Chieftain at Twyford Wharf Narrow Boats

After being fully booked all through last year I know that many potential customers were disappointed that we did not have another narrow boat for hire.  After all, The Oxford Canal is one of the nicest in Britain to cruise! So for the 2013 season ‘Conqueror‘ has joined ‘Chieftain‘.  Both narrow boats are identical and each will sleep up to 6 persons.  There are two bedrooms – each with a double (rear converts to two singles if preferred) each with their own facilities – ensuite.  The dinette converts to a further double if required.

This makes for very comfortable cruising if there are 4 adults or a family of four.  Conqueror will be finished in the same livery as Chieftain, which proved so very popular with everyone.  General comments being, ‘Wow, we had so many compliments re the boat and nobody thought we were a ‘hire’ boat!’  A special thank you to all those that cruised with us last year for looking after Chieftain so well and to those of you who have already booked for 2013.  All that remains now is to put behind the rainy summer of 2012 and look forward to a sunny 2013.


Narrow boat holiday during Jubilee Weekend

Celebrating the Jubilee weekend with a narrow boat holiday!

Chieftain sails from The Old Barn with 3 young happy cruisers on their half-term weeks Narrow boat holiday.  Alice, Ruby and Nathan can’t wait to celebrate and enjoy any festivities along the Oxford canal.

Our weeks narrow boat holiday – Stan & Amy

Canal boat hire. Just come back from a glorious week on Chieftain, on the Oxford Canal. I have to say that my wife and I loved the narrow boat. It drives beautifully, it’s cosy and cute inside and it looks pretty gorgeous with it’s “non-hire-boat” colour scheme. We got a lot of admiring comments from people who thought it was our own narrow boat. All in all – I can’t praise Colin and Louise enough – they even arranged for perfect sunshine throughout the week.


ps. and they’re not even paying me to be so nice – I’m just saying it because it’s true!



Narrow boat holiday – We’re here to help!

Tell us all about your Narrow boat holiday!

This Saturday saw Chieftain set sail on her maiden cruise. (Doubt she will meet any icebergs on the Oxford Canal though!) Not the best week with a lot of rain forecast but with the central heating, it is nice and cozy on-board.  We would like you to send us those memorable narrow boat holiday ‘snaps’ for our blog and write some experiences of your holiday.