Narrowboat Holidays & Day Boat Hire

Welcome to Fox Narrowboats

Canal boat hire near to Cambridge and Ely from our wharf marina in March, Cambridgeshire UK. Experience comfortable cruising on our luxury fleet of narrowboats for canal break holidays. Boats can be hired for weekend, midweek or week breaks as well as 10, 11 or 14 nights. We also have 2 boats for day hire which take up to 10 people. An addition in 2018 we have an ABC hire boat which goes from our March Wharf. Fox Boats are nestled in the Fens on the Middle Level Waterways close to the River Ouse and River Nene. Our warm, friendly family business and boating holiday experience stretches back generations.


Luxury Boats
New hire boats, crafted by expert boatbuilders.


Waterways & Rivers
Large network of rivers and waterways.


Boat 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 luxury narrowboats 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 boat for the whole day, our hire boats are popular at weekends so book early. Gift vouchers  are available for our Day boat hire. In 2018 we also became known as March Wharf, in addition to our own boats we are a base for ABC 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..