Enjoy a truly wonderful canal boat experience

College Cruisers is a long-established canal hire fleet based right in the centre of the romantic, historic City of Oxford. Watch our introductory video, then browse through our website to find out more about renting one of our boats for a holiday, short break or special occasion on the beautiful Oxford Canal. And of course, you are welcome to phone, email or visit us if you have any questions.


Cruise the delightful
Oxford Canal

Escape from the rigours of modern living. Plot a leisurely course through the locks and bridges and enjoy the pretty towns and villages. Then stop and take refreshment at one of the many delightful country pubs along the way.

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Make yourself at home aboard our fleet of luxury canal boats

There are nine boats in the fleet 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.

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Relax with our outstanding customer service

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.

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Latest news

“Thank you for a lovely time on the boat”

We love to hear from our customers, so were delighted to receive a note from the Robertson family th...

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Oxford Canal featured on Channel 4 series

  In the first episode of the second series of Channel 4’s Great Canal Journeys, broadcas...

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