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.
- Price discount of 15% until 30 September 2021 (VAT at 5%). Learn more
- Hire boat capacity from 19th July there will be no additional restrictions on passenger numbers
- 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. 60 °C laundry.
- Book with confidence Coronavirus Guarantee. Move your holiday to a later date with no amendment charge;
- Have a full no quibble refund if UK Government advice prohibits you from taking your holiday
Please bring a facemask for entering reception and for face to face boat handovers
Full details on our Covid page
Explore the Fenland Waterways
‘Discover stunning countryside, English heritage, historic towns & 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.