Narrowboat Holidays & Day Boat Hire

Welcome to Fox Narrowboats

Our boat hire base & marina in March, Cambridgeshire UK near Cambridge and Ely. We are nestled in the Fens on the Middle Level Waterways close to the River Ouse and River Nene. Our narrow boat hire is usually forĀ  3, 4 or 7 day holidays. We also run a day boat hire service. Our warm, friendly family business and boating holiday experience stretches back generations.

All our holidays are fuel inclusive!


5 Star Boats
New hire boats, crafted by expert boatbuilders.


Waterways & Rivers
Large network of rivers and waterways.


Boating Marina
Fully serviced marina with boat repair & building.


Places to visit
Our boating routes are full of English heritage.


Explore Cambridge and Fenland Waterways

‘Discover stunning countryside, English heritage, historic towns and cities’

adam henson visits fox narrow boats

Adam – BBC’s Countryfile

The East of England waterways have been described as “a hidden gem” by BBC countryfiles Adam Henson, what better way to discover this than taking a holiday break on one of our 5 star narrow boats also known as canal boats, barges or longboats.

Leave your worries behind and cruise uncrowded waters full of beautiful little rivers and open countryside. There’s lots of tourist attractions and places to visit including the world famous Cambridge University and the grand Ely Cathedral.

Day Boat Hire

We offer narrow boating experience for a day on Waterways near Cambridge & Ely. You can hire a narrow boat for the whole day, our hire boats are popular at weekends so book early. Gift vouchers for 2016 now available for our Day boat hire.

Our Marina

Our popular fully serviced marina has 200 moorings. We have onsite boat building and boat repair facilities. Our narrow boat shop (also available online) has narrow boat parts, waterway maps, boat paints, fenders and more..

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