Narrowboat Holidays & Boat Hire on the Thames
Take a canal boat on a memorable trip on the waterways.

Discover The Thames or enjoy the Oxford Canal or Kennet & Avon canal
 on a relaxing narrowboat holiday.
"We significantly beat the big comnpanies on price"
                              No extra charge for Bank Holidays                                   

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Welcome to River Holidays

We are a small family business currently in our 4th year. We offer reasonably priced holidays with a high quality personal service. As people who love boating ourselves we aim to give you an enjoyable holiday on the water on our well kept hire boats


                              Free secure onsite parking

"We are significantly better value than the big boys!"

We've won awards!

It's been a great year

We're very pleased to announce we've won 4 awards in 2023!

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Camping&Boating Combo

Fancy a bit of both?

We also offer luxury camping at our beautiful location in Sutton Courtenay. If you fancy a weeks holiday split between boating and camping then this is available upon request. Subject to availability

Weekend, Midweek and Full week breaks.

Departing from our mooring in Sutton Courtenay, South Oxfordshire you can travel either south towards London or north towards Oxford on an amazing stretch of The Thames. 

Holidays are available for a weekend break (Friday - Monday midweek getaway (Monday - Thursday) or full week ( Friday-Friday). We have 6 and 8 berth boats.


busy canal moorings

Enjoy a beautiful stretch of the Thames 

Rustic and natural scenery

Start your journey in the beautiful village of Sutton Courtenay , S Oxfordshire and take in Oxford, Abingdon, Dorchester, Goring, Pangbourne, Windsor and many other lovely towns. Or you may prefer the peace and tranquility of mooring in the quieter spaces between surrounded by nature. Accessible are the Oxford Canal and Kennett and Avon as well as the Thames.

Sunny Oxford
Windsor Castle walk
narrowboat towing kayak on The Thames

Town and Country.

Waterway to have a good time!

Enjoy the best of both worlds on the rivers and canals. One night you can be moored in the centre of such towns as Oxford or Windsor enjoying the restaurants, pubs and shopping or you may prefer the peace and tranquillity of mooring in the quieter spaces between surrounded by nature.

Where we are

Easily accessible location with off street secure parking

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