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.
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 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 30th April 2020. If you are due to visit us today (23rd March 2020), it is important that you do not travel to us. We will contact you as soon as possible. As always, the safety and health of our team and guests is one of our top priorities and we have taken this difficult decision in support of the UK Government recommendations. We know this will be very disappointing for lots of our guests, and we assure you that this decision has not been taken lightly.
If you are due to visit us between now and the above date, unfortunately this does mean we won’t be able to provide your break as previously planned. We are in the process of contacting all guests directly – please do not contact us. Please wait to be contacted by us. This will allow us to operate as smoothly as possible.
Please accept our sincerest apologies for this.
We will endeavour to contact you as soon as possible. We hope you’ll understand we need to prioritise guests with holidays soonest. It may take us a little bit longer than normal to get in touch with you and we do thank you for your patience during this time.
We will attempt to telephone you in the first instance – if we aren’t able to reach you, we will leave a voicemail and send you an e-mail. Please ensure you are vigilant in checking Junk / Spam folders.
Explore the Fenland Waterways
‘Discover stunning countryside, English heritage, historic towns and cities’
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.