2023: Familiar Faces, New Friends, a Brand New Boat and a Prestigious Award!
Another busy and successful year at Foxhangers
We have enjoyed another fantastic year during which we were delighted to welcome back many regulars, some who have been staying with us for many years, as well as many new to canal boating. Thorough tuition by our Handover Team ensures that novices get the most from their canal adventure.
It was especially pleasing to welcome so many overseas guests now that travel restrictions have been lifted worldwide following all the pandemic lockdowns.
As always, our guests included couples, groups of friends, families, and several multi-generational groups.
In 2023, we welcomed 2,587 guests. This included 1,989 adults, 340 teenagers & children and 258 four legged guests.
There was a lot of excitement when we were awarded a prestigious TripAdvisor Award placing us in the top 10% of attractions worldwide based on guest reviews. It is proudly hung in our office.
Getting Ready To Welcome You All Onboardin 2024
Our maintenance team have started our winter maintenance and refurbishment to make sure that our fleet is shipshape ready for reopening in March.
The joinery team are busy keeping on top of the interiorsUnderwater welding work
Brand New Boat For 2024
Our fantastic Boat Building team have delivered another exceptional holiday hire boat in time for the 2024 season. With many addtional features we believe ‘Foxhound’ is above and beyond the average hire boat, available from March 2024 for weekly and short break hire on Mondays and Fridays.
Foxhound SaloonFoxhound Saloon
Foxhound features a NEW STYLE family friendly semi-cruiser stern with helmsman safety rail and a seating area for up to 4 people, plus alfresco dining tables on both bow and stern decks. A hydraulic bow thruster brings additional power that makes her a joy for your Captain to manoeuvre!
We give great telephone customer service – call us on 01380 827808
Please don’t hesitate to call us to discuss our canal boat holidays on the Kennet & Avon Canal, our knowledgeable and friendly team are ready to help you through the booking process and find you the a perfect boat for your requirments. We are here Mon – Fri 8am – 5.30pm, Saturday (March to Mid-November) 9am – 5pm.
Familiar Faces – ITV This Morning Live Broadcast from Wily Fox
June saw us a team up with ITV’s This Morning programme, in the midst of the Phillip Schofield ‘furore’ we were delighted to enjoy the extra exposure. The hilarious presenter Josie Gibson enjoyed a few days along the Kennet & Avon Canal whilst striking up a great on screen connection with our star ‘Captain Dave’!