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College Cruisers

Combe Road, Oxford OX2 6BL, England
+44 1865 554343
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A good boat with excellent service

We were five aboard a superbly designed boat, three double bedrooms, two bathrooms with showers... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
John J
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Bedale, United Kingdom
Lovely trip and excellent service

Six friends rented "Balliol" to sail up the Thames from Oxford over a long weekend. The boat was... read more

Reviewed May 29, 2018
Andrew B
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London, United Kingdom
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“canal boat” (7 reviews)
“oxford canal” (24 reviews)
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Combe Road, Oxford OX2 6BL, England
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were five aboard a superbly designed boat, three double bedrooms, two bathrooms with showers. The boat was well equipped and the one reliability problem was dealt with speedily. Carys and her team are friendly and professional and the Oxford is a delightful canal.

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Reviewed May 29, 2018

Six friends rented "Balliol" to sail up the Thames from Oxford over a long weekend. The boat was excellent, very well equipped and comfortable. It has been newly refurbished. College Cruisers were very helpful, friendly and gave lots of good advice. Someone came with us...More

Thank Andrew B
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Reviewed May 21, 2018 via mobile

From the first email to saying goodbye at the end of the trip College Cruisers were excellent. The boat was in great condition, very clean, cozy and well equipped . Mike showed us over Keble, he took time to be sure we had all the...More

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Reviewed May 10, 2018

We have just got back from a scorching Bank Holiday weekend on the Oxford canal. We were two couples, my husband & I and daughter & son in law. We found the booking process easy with Carys and when we picked up the boat the...More

Thank Robert M
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Reviewed May 8, 2018 via mobile

Comfy boat with good amenities, good briefing and helpful staff; am great option for seeing Oxford and its environs!

Thank veryFuze
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Reviewed April 14, 2018 via mobile

We hired Exeter for a week for 3 adults 2 teenagers and one labrador. A wonderful bonding experience for the family which included my 80 year old mum. We always enjoy canal holidays and this was one was especially good because Carys at College Cruisers...More

Thank Simon C
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Reviewed April 6, 2018

We were looking for a short activity break for 10 people ( 2 families of 5), with Kids from 4 to 11 yrs. The 70' long Brasenose was perfect for our short trip on the Oxford Canal. Very friendly and professional staff gave good instructions...More

3  Thank Gerald M
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Reviewed March 30, 2018

In March 2018 my husband and I spent our second week on a boat hired from College Cruisers and we had even more fun than our first experience in November 2016. On both of our holidays, we've taken Magdalen, which is a 57-foot narrowboat. Although...More

1  Thank ArizonaSunDevil99
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Reviewed October 5, 2017

We had found out about Narrow Boat canal cruising after reading an article in our Sunday Travel section a couple years ago. Immediately called the author and knew this was something we wanted to try. We investigated several companies through the internet and because the...More

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Charlie B, Owner at College Cruisers, responded to this reviewResponded October 6, 2017

The whole team at college cruisers are very pleased that you enjoyed your trip on Keble . You are quite right a holiday on the canal is much nicer if you just relax and enjoy the scenery . It’s not about the miles you cover...More

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Reviewed October 4, 2017 via mobile

Three of us, my wife, sister and I enjoyed a wonderful week meandering up the Oxford canal to Banbury and back on 'Somerville'. The boat was very well appointed and comfortable. Finding a free mooring for the night was sometimes a challenge, though there were...More

1  Thank Ralph383
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LindafromWA
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Response from kexcus | Reviewed this property |
Hi. Sorry for the delay in replying. I did not find it a problem as I just used google maps to show where to walk to shops from the canal. The shops are small but fine for essentials. There are also plenty of pubs serving... More
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