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.

 

Covid-19 keypoints

  • Price discount of 15% until 31 Mar 2021 (VAT at 5%)
  • Day boats & Holiday hire capacity reduced to 6 persons
  • Dedicated outdoor reception area and full perspex screens for our indoor reception.
  • Some of the boat handover procedure is now on a video
  • Handover team to keep safe minimum distance
  • Triple cleaning between hire customers. Antiviral spray fogging before and after a deep clean with Covid approved fluids. Duvets & pillows rested 72 hours. 60 °C laundry
  • Book with confidence Coronavirus Guarantee. Move your holiday to a later date (no extra charge; or
    a full no quibble refund* (terms apply)

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Full details on our Covid page
updated: 10/09/2020

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..