Grab a Last Minute Summer Break on a Narrowboat Today

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Looking for a short break on an English narrowboat?

Have you explored the stunning scenery of the Fenlands yet?

Searching for a rural escape that’s not too far from London?

Our online booking offers could be just what you need right now. Searching for last minute holiday bargains can be time consuming, so we’ve put together our top three deals for this August.

Platinum Fox narrowboat (sleeps 4-6)

Platinum Fox; a 55 foot narrowboat with a cruiser stern, is fitted in American Oak and features a microwave, TV and DVD. The cruiser stern allows for the whole crew to spend time together during the trip. (See what a cruiser stern looks like.) The berths are arranged as two singles and two doubles. On board you will find 240v electrics, a hoover, hairdryer, a USB charging point, a fully equipped galley, and central heating. The beds will be made up for your arrival with fresh bed linen and duvets.

Our holiday hire boat prices include all fuels used (diesel and gas), VAT, car parking, towels and bedlinen.


Three nights starting Friday 5th August, 2022, standard price is £1449

Book online and pay just £1420

Rural Fox narrowboat (sleeps 2-4)

Newly built in 2019, Rural Fox is a luxury narrowboat ideal for a couple or a small family. With a fully fitted galley and a comfortable saloon with a folding table for eating, this is a lovely little boat. She has the same facilities as Platinum Fox, and the hire price includes all fuel etcetera.

See the pictures of when the Fox Boats team were building and fitting out Rural Fox: Hello Rural Fox!

She is a 47 foot boat with a cruiser stern, and the berths can be arranged as two doubles, or one double and two singles; with two in the cabin and two in the saloon.


Three nights starting Friday 19th August, 2022, standard price is £1549

Book online and pay just £1518

Cape Fox narrowboat (sleeps 4-6)

Cape Fox is a 60 foot luxury narrow boat suitable for family or a group, and sleeps up to six people. This boat features two bathrooms. This hire boat is brand new in 2022; built by the Fox Narrowboats boat yard to the same very high standard with skills handed down over generations.

The berths can be arranged as two doubles, or one double and two singles, or four singles, in two cabins and the saloon. You can expect the same facilities included as with the other boats, detailed above.


Three nights starting Friday 19th August, 2022, Standard price is £1649

Book online and pay just £1616

If these dates don’t suit you, try our easy narrowboat holiday search option to check for more last-minute discounts.  First select your hire type, number of guests, and preferred holiday start date, using the holiday search box. You can then immediately see the offers available, on different narrowboats, with breaks beginning on different dates. Prices start from just £699.

Fox Narrowboats short breaks are on the Middle Level, River Nene and Ouse in Cambridgeshire. Before setting off you will be shown how to steer the boat, and children will be provided with life jackets, and made to feel part of the crew. You can even bring your dog!

You may also like to search for available dates in September, when the waterways are quieter. Why not spend this autumn enjoying peaceful countryside walks, villages, churches, and cosy pub lunches?

You may also like: The Magic of Autumn Canal Boating

Please note, we have a limited number of narrowboats for hire at our marina, and when we feature special offers these holidays often sell quite quickly, so all of these featured discounts are subject to availability.

We are a small, friendly, family-run business, so do give us a call if you have any questions. +44 (0) 1354 652770

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