Narrowboat Holidays & Day Boat Hire

Welcome to Fox Narrowboats

We hire canal boats near to Cambridge and Ely from our marina in March, Cambridgeshire in the UK. Experience comfortable cruising on our fleet of luxury narrowboats. 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. We are nestled in the Fenland Waterways close to the River Ouse and River Nene. Our warm, friendly family business and boating holiday experience stretches back generations.

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Our Boats
New hire boats, crafted by expert boatbuilders.

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Fenland Waterways
Large network of rivers and canals packed with wildlife.

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Marina
Fully serviced marina with boat repair & narrowboat building.

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Places to visit
Boating routes are full of English heritage.

 

23/03/2020

COVID-19

Important announcement …………
We are sorry to announce that, in light of social distancing, the UK Government’s advice to complete essential travel only and the most recent advice to remain in your primary residence, we will not be able provide some breaks and day hire as previously planned.
The latest government advice is as follows:

“This guidance is for people planning to visit second homes or holiday premises during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Essential travel does not include visits to second homes, camp sites, caravan parks or similar, whether for isolation purposes or holidays. People should remain in their primary residence. Not taking these steps puts additional pressure on communities and services that are already at risk.”

Taking into consideration the UK Government’s latest advice regarding COVID-19 (Coronavirus), we have taken the decision to close / defer all Boat Hire holidays effective immediately until 4th July 2020.

Book with Confidence

We all need something to look forward to in these uncertain times. That is why we are offering a free Coronavirus Guarantee. If you are not able to go on your boating holiday due to current UK Government Advice 7 days before your booking you can contact us to:

· Move your holiday to a later date with no amendment charge; or

· Have a full no quibble refund if UK Government advice prohibits you from taking your holiday.

If your holiday is cancelled due to UK Government advice email reception@foxboats.co.uk, or write to the booking office, giving us your booking reference number and travel date, and your options are:

1) Transfer to another date in 2020 or 2021 (If the price of your new holiday is more than 10% higher than the original one you will need to pay the difference at the time of booking.

2) If you do not know your dates, we can transfer your money into a secure client account until you are ready to book.

3) Cancel your booking and receive a full refund (If Government advice prohibits you from taking your holiday).

Terms and Conditions

1) The guarantee applies to holidays due to be taken during the period covered by current UK Government advice plus seven days.

2) This guarantee applies to the SARS-CoV-2 / Covid19 strain of Coronavirus.

3) All other terms and conditions are unchanged.

4) We strongly recommend that you take out holiday cancelation insurance for all other risks.

5) If the price of your new holiday is more than 10% higher than the original one you will need to pay the difference at the time of booking.

6) The Coronavirus Guarantee applies due to holidays due take place from May 1st 2020 to October 5th 2020.

7) Refunds will be made within 7 days of the holiday start date.

 

Explore the Fenland Waterways

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

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Adam Henson – BBC’s Countryfile

The Fenland waterways have been described as “a hidden gem” by BBC countryfile’s Adam Henson, who has visited us and been on a Fox narrowboat.

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

Book one of our luxury narrowboats also known a canal boat, barge or longboat.

Day Boat Hire

We offer a narrow boating experience for a day. Our day hire boats are available from 9.30am until 6pm they are popular at weekends so book early. In 2018 we also became known as March Wharf, we are a base for ABC Boat Hire. Gift vouchers can be brought from our online shop.

Our Marina

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