April Early Bird Discounts – 20% off published price –

For April 2019 we have discounted our holidays by 20% – The Oxford Canal is one of the most scenic and in a week you can head up towards Warwick – go to Stoke Bruene or even up the Thames to Lechlade – many choices with some great pubs to stop at in pretty villages along the way.

April – Phone now for last minute deals!

Fancy a week in April aboard one of our boats- call for details and pricing.

No Credit Card Charges

In line with the new legislation regarding Credit Card charges – all have been removed- so book now with the safety of a credit card.

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!!

“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

Chieftain narrow boat cruises at Christmas!

Firstly a very Happy New Year to you both – we hope you enjoyed seeing in the New Year in style, with family and friends!

Having recovered from our own New Year celebrations and having survived our first week back at work, we wanted to write to say a huge thank you to you both for all you did to make our time on board Chieftain narrow boat so comfortable.  We had such a lovely time helped enormously by the comfort that we experienced on board – one thing for sure it wasn’t the weather that contributed to our comfort!!

Although Joe has been on a narrow boat before, I never have, so to book your boat during the Christmas period was, to say the least a risk!  I was always very excited and keen to “have a go” and the idea of getting up on deck, cruising in the winter sunshine, possibly even snow, soaking up the fresh air and meeting other people on the canals was appealing to me.  What we didn’t anticipate was the amount of rain, the high winds and the serious floods that hit the Oxford Canal.  However, we were never fazed by this. Chieftain narrow boat was so comfortable and fitted out to provide us with all the amenities that we are used to at home.  The two double beds in particular were so comfortable and with radiator central heating on board, we were never cold.  The galley kitchen provided us with the equipment to cook a good meal on board, although we decided not to attempt a full Christmas Dinner!

Cruising the Oxford Canal on the narrow boat was truly amazing – the sense of freedom and the joy of meeting so many interesting people along the route was brilliant and has provided us with an enormous amount of memories to treasure.  It’s a holiday for all ages;  we had Mum and Dad on board who are going to turn 80 next year, Joe, who did most of the ‘driving’ is nearly 70 and then there was me, whose age shall remain a secret but certainly a lot younger! Just as well, because my job was opening the locks!!  After the first couple, this became second nature and easily possible for fit healthy people.

It’s a great holiday for all ages, at any time of the year.  We had some of the worst rain this year but it didn’t stop us – it only gave us more determination to cruise again in the Spring when hopefully the weather will be much better.

Once again, we can’t thank you enough for the “extra” help you gave us – your hospitality and flexible attitude certainly helped to make our holiday such a memorable one.

Hope to see you again soon – in the meantime, please do send me more details about the painting course in March – I am really interested in pursuing this opportunity. Best wishes –

Linda & Joe – Mum & Dad – Christmas 2012