To book your canal holiday for 2014 call our reservations line on 01926 812075
Unwind on a Canal Holiday
A canal holiday is so different. Time is no longer "money", distances become truly relative and speed - the blight of the motorway culture - is brought back into a perspective which includes the blade of grass, the singing of a blackbird or the smell of new-mown hay. When did you last have the opportunity to slow down, unwind, look around you and listen?
Why choose a Calcutt Boat?
We've been building, hiring and maintaining our own boats for over 25 years now. Our very first customers still take a boat out from us every year - so we must be getting something right! That's probably because we also make time to fit in a few weeks annual cruising ourselves, and this hands-on experience (in our own boats of course!) ensures that we continue to provide a fleet that meets the demands of today's most discerning and experienced boaters.
Where can we go?
From our base at Napton Junction, where the Grand Union and Oxford Canals meet, a web of waterways spreads out towards all four points of the compass. It is an ideal starting point for a voyage of true discovery, and one which leaves you spoilt for choice. Visit the ‘Routes’ page for just a few of the possible routes open to you.
About our boats
Our boats and their interiors have evolved over the years to include such features as flexible berthing; no more than two to a cabin, and doors between them for added privacy. We insist on proper flushing toilets; showers with decent water pressure and constant temperature; and even full size ovens fit for a Christmas turkey! We also aim to provide comfort in conjunction with easy-care finishings for galley surfaces, highly varnished ash and oak for side panels, and white ceilings to give a light and airy interior. Extra insulation and comprehensive heating cuts down on condensation and makes our boats good for all-weather cruising. Visit the ‘Our Boats’ page for details of the range of boats in our fleet.