Narrowboat Holidays Boat Hire
and canal holidays on The Thames...
narrowboat hire 

Discover The Thames and beyond
 on a relaxing narrowboat holiday
YOUR BOOKING IS FULLY COVID REFUNDABLE

6 berth narrowboat Barking Mad external
narrowboat Barking Mad kitchen
narrowboat Barking Mad wood burner
narrowboat barking mad dinette

Welcome to River Holidays

Boat hire. Traditional narrowboat holiday and canal holidays 

Have a traditional narrowboat holiday on the Thames. Our boat hire location allows access to The Kennett and Avon and Oxford canals allowing us to offer canal holidays too. Your narrowboat holiday will start and finish at Shillingford South Oxfordshire, a beautiful part of the countryside with some great historic towns along the way  Whether you're an experienced boater or complete novice, you will be walked through everything you need to have a safe, relaxing and enjoyable narrowboat holiday. Training is given on handling, navigation rules and etiquette, locks, boat safety and boat facilities. The handover will ensure you're all set for your dream holiday. Your boat comes with wifi, tv, towels, bedding, fully equipped kitchen, flushing toilet and central heating. Whether it's a short break or 2 week holiday we can advise on local places of interest and of course the best canalside pubs!

weekend, midweek or full week break

Departing from Abingdon, South Oxfordshire, the boat is 6 berth and holidays are available for a weekend break (Friday 12.00- Sunday 12.00) midweek getaway (Monday- Thursday) or full week ( Friday-Thursday ) 

 

busy canal moorings

Enjoy a beautiful stretch of the Thames 

Rustic and natural scenery

Start your journey in the beautiful town of Shillingford, 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.