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Narrowboat Holidays – Day or weekly hire

We would like to welcome you on board one of our modern, comfortable narrowboats, equipped to ensure you have wonderful narrowboat holidays, bookable by the week(s). Or if you Fancy just a day on the canal or short break? Then, our 40ft, two berth luxurious Day/Short break boat, Comet’ is available to hire.

bridge over canal

Winning Photo 2021 – Pat Blackmore

Choose Your Narrow Boat Holiday or Short Break

Day Boat

Touring Oxford Canal in style on-board our dayboat “Comet”. 2 berths or up to 12 people.

Short Breaks

Step aboard “Comet” for a few nights for a short adventure on UK Waterways.

Chieftain and Conqueror moored at Twyford Wharf

Weekly Booking

Take the helm of our vessels “Chieftain” or “Conqueror” through our waterways.

2024 Pricing

Pricing for next year is now available, check out our new E-Brochure for details.

Questions? Make an enquiry, we have the answers.

Ann L
Ann L
2024-05-25
Such fun for total beginners Colin was very attentive from beginning to the end, he was quick to answer questions and made me feel our need and experience are totally catered for, even though we only rented for a morning with him being the skipper. We are a group of 11 elderly from Taiwan, no experience what so ever about narrowboat, Colin was very happy to let us all have a little go and get us all involved in operating the locks, which was such fun!! He was also happy to arrange some sandwiches/cupcakes onboard (with a little extra cost) and coffee and tea. We had a fab time! Thank you very much again Colin for this experience of a lifetime :))
Sitree
Sitree
2024-04-23
Great day out The booking for effortless, via the website. Instructions on how to navigate the boat and safety onboard were clear. The boat had all the crockery and was equipped well. We had a great day.
Mel J
Mel J
2024-04-12
Holiday with a difference Having never holidayed on a narrow boat before, we were a bit unsure, but Colin and Gary made the handover easy. The boat (Chieftain) was fully equipped (the kitchen especially) with everything we needed. Despite the weather everyone enjoyed themselves and the dogs didn’t jump in once! We would definitely recommend Twyford Wharf Narrow Boats to anyone who wants a relaxing, slow paced holiday.
Jess
Jess
2024-04-07
Fab trip away on Comet We had a wonderful time on twyford boats. Colin was great and made sure we understood how everything worked before leaving us at the first lock. The whole trip was perfect and very comfortable.
Samuel FB Morse
Samuel FB Morse
2023-07-13
Amazing day on the canal Such an incredibly fun day on the canal boat. Mick helped get us situated and was definitely very knowledgeable about the boat and the canals. It was a great time operating the locks and navigating through the canal. Enjoyed all of the beautiful scenery. The boat itself was comfortable and clean. If I could give my experience an additional star, I would.
Ronald J
Ronald J
2023-05-22
An enjoyable day on the canal. We had a delightful day out on the ‘Comet’. We chugged south for a couple of hours in sunshine and a short shower. The countryside was in full springtime glory complete with our own picnic lunch. A pub is available if needed. Mick explained everything and we didn’t hit anything on the way down and back. A really enjoyable experience, I can thoroughly recommend.
Kate Offer
Kate Offer
2023-05-21
Skippered Day Trip on Comet A lovely day trip skippered by Rick who was helpful and knowledgeable. We stopped at the Pig Place for bacon sandwiches and it was great being able to take the dogs with us too!
Lyndsey A
Lyndsey A
2023-05-21
Outdoors, relaxing and scenic What a delightful experience -like no other! Collin gave us sufficient directions for the boat and locks and we were on our way. It was relaxing, scenic, cozy - all the things one hopes for on holiday. If we return to this area, we will absolutely do it again, possibly overnight. Highly recommend for any family.
Daniel J
Daniel J
2023-04-12
Happy days sailing Absolute fantastic week,boat was amazing,fantastic owners who took the time to explain things before we set sail,thanks for a fantastic hassle free service
Deddyontour
Deddyontour
2022-08-31
Squad day out Great day out with our adult children and partners Easy to book online. Plenty of facilities and a good tutorial beforehand. We were lucky with the weather and got the hang of the boat fairly quickly.

We had a lovely time aboard ‘Comet’

Thanks for your email and for welcoming us aboard last Sunday. We had a lovely time aboard ‘Comet’- the arrival procedure was simple and easy – a quick safety briefing and then off we went. Our skipper for the day was chatty and friendly and took good care of us. There were tea-making facilities onboard and that’s the most important thing! With our large group, it took a few boils of the kettle to get enough water for all of us but no biggie. The GWA pub you advised was lovely and the new owners have done great things with it. Add to that having an adorable little dog on board and I’d say we were well pleased. Thanks… Read more “We had a lovely time aboard ‘Comet’”

Nick