Foxglacier

4 - 7 Berth Narrowboat, Foxy Class

Foxglacier is a medium sized boat ideal for just two couples or larger groups. A member of our superbly equipped Cruiser style Foxy Class.

A 4+3 berth with 2 private permanent fixed double sleeping cabins each with en-suite bathrooms. The galley, saloon and dining area are towards the front where another 3 people can sleep as it easily converts at night into a third double berth and additional single bed. This traditional layout allows the main sleeping cabins to be out of the way from the social areas in the saloon and outside bow deck as well as offering the best tranquil views through the windows and front doors.

A light and bright Ash veneered wooden interior combines well with carpeted floors giving a modern warm and welcoming feel. Facilities include 2 toilets, 2 showers, a fully equipped galley and central heating provides great comfort from March to November.

Along with her almost identical sister boat FoxTalbot they are 62ft(18.9m) long Cruiser style boats in our Foxy Class.  Our Cruiser stern decks are popular with young families and the less mobile as they offer easier stern access. They have a seating bench around the stern safety rail for up to 4 people to enjoy during non-cruising times.

Standard breaks for this narrowboat

  • Weekend breaks (1:30 pm Fridays to 09:00 am Mondays)
  • Midweek breaks (1:30 pm Mondays to 09:00 am Fridays)
  • Weekly, 10/11 day & fortnight breaks (1:30pm Monday/Friday afternoons to 9.00 am Monday/Friday morning)

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This boat is 4 - 7 Berth

maximum of 3 double beds and 1 single bed

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The Stern Deck

This is a “cruiser” style deck with a safety rail around the stern. There is seating for up to 5 people when moored, making it a lovely outdoor sociable area. This is also where the helmsman (driver) will steer the boat from.

The Aft Shower room and Toilet

There is a standard flushing toilet, the waste is stored in a large holding tank with capacity usually suitable for 1 week. There is a shower with dimensions of 2’6 (76cm) x 2ft (61cm) with headroom of approx. 6’3 (1.91m). There is also a small washbasin with cupboard beneath.

The Aft Double Bedroom

A permanent double bed with a comfortable good quality mattress which is 4ft (122cm) wide x 6’3” (1.91cm) long. The bedroom has internal cabin doors ensuring privacy, there is also wardrobe hanging space, drawers, vanity unit and more storage below and above the bed. A small wash basin is also fitted in this room.

The Fwd Double Bedroom

A permanent double bed with a comfortable good quality mattress which is 4ft (122cm) wide x 6’3” (1.91cm) long. The bedroom has internal cabin doors ensuring privacy, there is also wardrobe hanging space, drawers, vanity unit and more storage below and above the bed. A small wash basin is also fitted in this room.

The Galley

There is a domestic sized gas cooker with a two-shelf oven with a separate grill. There is also a gas hob with four rings and a domestic sized electric refrigerator with small freezing compartment fitted under the worktop. The galley is equipped to suit the maximum capacity of the boat.

The Fwd Shower room and Toilet

There is a standard flushing toilet, the waste is stored in a large holding tank with capacity usually suitable for 1 week. There is a shower with dimensions of 2’6 (76cm) x 2ft (61cm) with headroom of approx. 6’3 (1.91m). There is also a small washbasin with cupboard beneath.

The Saloon

The ‘L’ shaped dinette will seat 3-4 adults around the table which is stowed beneath the gunwale when not in use. The dinette will also easily convert to a double berth approx. 4ft (1.22m) wide x 6’3” (1.91m) long. There are two single seats separated by a table, the tables will drop down overnight to make a single berth approx. 2’ (61cm) wide x 6’3” (1.91m) long. Extra seating is provided by two folding chairs.

The Entertainment & Storage

A 15” flat screen TV/DVD plus an FM Radio/CD player are fitted. There is a hanging rail, drawers and storage located in a half height cupboard in this area.

The Bow Deck

Outside sociable area where on board folding chairs can be positioned to allow full enjoyment of the tranquillity of your surroundings.

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Facilities

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2 toilets


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2 showers


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1 TV


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240v Power


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Grocery Fridge


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12v Hairdryer


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Central heating


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Full size cooker


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Reviews (46)

Many thanks to Sharon, Nick, Patrick and the Foxhanger team for a fabulous midweek break. We are already looking forward to our weeks holiday with you in June. Great communication, great service and a fab time. Thank you all,

Captain Cpt Keith Hellier, Foxglacier August 2023


Another (sixth) excellent trip (although short due to young children) with very friendly staff at Foxhangers. We will return.

Captain Cpt Michael Shaw, Foxglacier July 2023


We all had a wonderful few days aboard Foxglacier with some laughs along the way. Enjoyed the beautiful scenery and were also lucky with the weather, bought some homemade ice cream from dawdling dairy. Lost a shirt drying from the front of the boat when it caught on a bramble and then managed to grab it by the time it reached the stern. The crew all managed the locks and handling the boat, great team effort!

Captain Cpt Carolynne Ridley, Foxglacier August 2023


Thank you Foxhangers Team. Very informative demonstration of how to operate the long boat and all the safety briefings. The boat was clean and ready for us to push off once on board. Our extensive family were happy with both the boats (Foxglacier and Foxhunter) and we were fortunate to have great weather.

Captain Cpt Primal Patel, Foxglacier July 2023


Our family of five + our dog enjoyed a wonderful few days onboard Foxglacier. The handover from the Foxhangers team was detailed and gave us all the information we - complete novices - needed. We travelled for four days and enjoyed every moment and found our boat to be the perfect retreat. We highly recommend Foxhangers and will be visiting again for sure. Our daughters loved their holiday and didn’t want to leave.

Captain Cpt Marc Harper, Foxglacier April 2023


We had a great week in Foxglacier. As with our previous hirings from Foxhangers the boat was clean and well equipped for our holiday. A week to travel to Bath and back is just right with no need to hurry and plenty of space on good moorings at this time of year. We will be back. Tim & Maria

Captain Cpt Tim Kelly, Foxglacier May 2022


I had booked Foxglacier for a midweek break with my cousin and her husband, and I can honestly say that all of us had one of the best times ever, the boat was amazing the canal was interesting, every day was different we loved it from start to finish and would recommend it to anyone even just to try, you will love it, the staff were so friendly and helpful, I am hoping to book another midweek break later in the year for the four of us.

Captain Cpt Brenda Watts, Foxglacier April 2022


Staff were incredibly friendly, welcoming and helpful. The boat was very well presented, laid out and a pleasure to use. We had a lovely cruise, helped by some very sunny spring weather. Would totally recommend Foxhangers as a boatyard of choice.

Captain Cpt roger Smith, Foxglacier April 2022


We were very impressed by the cleanliness of the boat and the tuition given to we four novices at the start of our weeks holiday. Would definitely recommend Foxhangers narrow boat holidays!

Captain Cpt Derek Robinson, Foxglacier September 2021


Thank you so much for the loan of Foxglacier this past week. We all had a great time and enjoyed our time onboard as well as some of the pubs along the way. There was enough of everything but we are glad to be back home and able to sleep in our own beds! The only passenger not to enjoy himself was the dog, who managed to jump out at the Dundas Aqueduct and couldn’t get back onto the bank without help. Sadly he just shivered the rest of the way! So he won’t be back - although we might be! Thank you again for all your efficient staff and I hope we didn’t leave too much dog hair in the boat! Many thanks

Captain Cpt Bonnie Gipps, Foxglacier September 2021


We had a really lovely time on our mid-week break. Thank you Foxhangers for the care and attention you provided before we left and at the handover. Foxglacier is a lovely boat, extremely well equipped and in excellent condition. We look forward to a longer trip next time.

Captain Cpt Peter Valentine, Foxglacier June 2021


We had an amazing holiday aboard Foxglacier. The staff were all so helpful and friendly right from the very first moment. The boat is well appointed with everything you could need. Beds were comfy and although the good weather helped, we never felt cramped even with 7 of us and a puppy on board. We will definitely be back! Special thanks to Sharon for all her help right at the beginning.

Captain Cpt Sarah Gibbons, Foxglacier May 2021


A lovely break. Boat lovely, all we wanted, all clean. Easy to handle, and very quiet engine. Got to Bath, good look around, good food. Avon in spait so could not get to Hanham, but that's life. Used time to go to bottom of Caen flight. A most impressive sight. Very good pubs and restaurants en route. Very helpful team at base, both at start, and end of trip. Difficult to suggest any improvements.

Captain Cpt Dr Anthony Janes, Foxglacier May 2021


A friendly hand over and all arrangements were fine, we had a good week weather wise apart from cold and at times strong winds. Created a few hurdles to jump in navigation skills being blown about. All good fun and boat was otherwise trouble free. So lovely to see the world from a different perspective. Dude our dog loved the experience.

Captain Cpt Andrew Camper, Foxglacier April 2021


The four of us had a fantastic week on Foxglacier in October. We would highly recommend a boating holiday with Foxhangers. The booking procedure and information about the holiday and boat was very good. Foxglacier was very clean, well equipped and comfortable.

Captain Mary Jermyn, Foxglacier October 2020


We had a fantastic time. Our boat was immaculately clean And equipped with everything we needed, the tuition session was excellent and the scenery unrivalled - we can’t wait to come back in the Spring. Many thanks to the whole team at Foxhangers for looking after us so well. Very best wishes

Captain Fiona Oliver, Foxglacier November 2020


First family holiday in a while and what a good choice, the boat was lovely and cosy and Foxhangers were so helpful and friendly we felt at home in no time, look forward to the next trip

Captain Barry Clements, Foxglacier September 2020


We had a fantastic weekend on Foxglacier. Our first time on a narrow boat, with three generations of family and a dog, we had great fun and bought us all closer. The boat was fitted out with everything we needed even down to salt and pepper. Would thoroughly recommend Foxhangers.

Captain Susan Warner, Foxglacier March 2020


I’d like to thank you all for helping make our weekend on Foxglacier (18/10/19-21/10/19) so enjoyable. All members of staff were friendly and helpful, the boat is superbly equipped and you even organised fab weather for us! It was a great, memorable way to spend my 60th birthday ????

Captain Kathy Jackman, Foxglacier


My son, brother, nephew and I had never been on a canal boating holiday so we did know what to expect; what we experienced was wonderful. David's welcome, and briefing, was very much appreciated and Foxglacier provided us with everything we needed. I will certainly suggest a canal boating holiday ideal for those seeking to "get away from it all" and would definitely recommend Foxhangers. Thank you for making this a holiday we will always remember.

Captain Carl Garner, Foxglacier


For the bank holiday weekend, we hired two narrowboats - Foxhunter and Foxglacier - for our 4 families (8 adults and 8 children (aged 9-11 years)). Boats were immaculately maintained and well-equipped with all the essentials - including washing up liquid, bottle openers, cafetières and bin bags. A good sized fridge and large cooker were a welcome surprise. Liaison with Foxhangers personnel both before the weekend and on arrival was fantastic - very friendly, accommodating and informative, with helpful recommendations on how far we’d travel each day and where to stop to eat. The stretch of canal from Devizes to Dundas aqueduct was absolutely stunning, with enough locks and swing bridges to keep the children busy and enough quiet stretches for some relaxing cruising. Plenty of lovely pubs along the way. We all thoroughly enjoyed our long weekend break. Thank you Foxhangers. :-)

Captain Mr Michaelides, Foxglacier


Our family of five + our dog enjoyed a wonderful few days onboard Foxglacier. The handover from the Foxhangers team was detailed and gave us all the information we - complete novices - needed. We travelled for four days and enjoyed every moment and found our boat to be the perfect retreat. We highly recommend Foxhangers and will be visiting again for sure. Our daughters loved their holiday and didn’t want to leave.

Captain Cpt Marc Harper, Foxglacier April 2023


Foxhangers team. Thank you for hiring us Fox Glacier canal boat. It was really comfortable and with everything that we wanted for our 5 day holiday. This was our first time on the canals and it was a great experience for us. We have had the most wonderful time, we ehave enjoyed it very much. The care that you have taken with the boats and the extensive handover by Andrew explained everything for us first timers. A Fantastic time was had by everyone. We are counting down the days until we can book another trip with Foxhangers. Very many thanks and well done.

Captain Cpt Malcom Jones, Foxglacier October 2022


Thanks so much! We (4 of us) had the best time. The boat was brilliant and far exceed our expectations. Very clean and everything worked perfectly (apart from my steering sometimes). I think it was Billy (the Scottish chap) who did the hand over with us and he was excellent too. We will definitely see you again. Thanks very much to you and all the team at Foxhangers.

Captain Jeremy Williams, Foxglacier


I would like to thank you for a great introduction to the world of canal boat holidays. The service from Foxhangers was superb with a great introduction and instruction by your staff. The boat was well equipped, clean and provided a comfortable relaxing experience for all. The scenery along the canal was breath-taking and there were plenty of superb watering holes along the route for the boat and its occupants. I would definitely recommend this holiday and next time will bring my dog Winston on board as well!

Captain Dr Martin Rich, Foxglacier


Thanks for having us onboard!. We had a lovely time on Foxglacier. No complaints at all. Everyone was super friendly and efficient. Thanks, and we hope to be back.

Captain Mr Kellet, Foxglacier


Our weekend trip aboard Fox Glacier was absolutely brilliant.  Our party of four adults and one child accommodated really well, and all the facilities on our barge were really  good.  The trip we took only got us to Trowbridge, but we will definitely be coming again, and will probably book for a week next time.  All the staff at Foxhangers were very pleasant and informative (Dave).  Thanks again for a great weekend, and we look forward to coming to visit you again soon.

Captain Geraldine Bradley and party, Foxglacier


I have hired numerous boats from various yards in the Midlands and the SouthWest, and Foxhangers are right up there for service, quality of boat and attitude. Well done, we all had a fab holiday....

Captain Mr Underhill, Foxglacier


We had a superb week on Foxglacier. Was a bit apprehensive about steering her but after the instruction and a few miles she was a delight to handle. We went to Bath and back at a very leisurely pace and had a great time, the dog also loved it after the first couple of days. Found plenty of nice places to tie up for the night with good access. Well kitted out boat everything worked well. Very comfortable had to put heating on one night this warmed up very quickly.

Captain Mr M Blakeman, Foxglacier


Upon arriving at the marina I wondered if I had made a mistake getting a boat that long, but no, it handled really well.  I really enjoyed the boat handling, getting a few tons of boat to go exactly where you want is not as hard as I first thought, you just have to think a little ahead. The onboard equipment was spot on, the beds were comfortable and having two bathrooms made for a good holiday.  We made use of the canalside pubs, which all turned out to very nice.  Having only three days effectively, we couldn't go that far, but it was far enough to get the flavour of using the locks and enjoying the K & A canal.  We didn't want to flog ourselves moving the whole time, so we made sure we enjoyed our surroundings. As to 'Foxhangers', the people were just what you want, friendly!  Kevin gave us the handover chat and I thought he did it well.  They were there when we arrived back and talked us back into the berth, painless!  The only thing 'Foxhangers' can take no credit for, the weather.....it was perfect, a classic British sunny June.  It didn't last, on the way home it tipped it down.I'm glad I chose 'Foxhangers', pre-holiday info, communications and product were spot on!

Captain The Wyatt’s, Foxglacier


Thanks for making our canal trip on Foxglacier so enjoyable. We hope to return later this year or next.

Captain The Tonner party, Foxglacier


Many thanks to all at foxhangers we had the most amazing adventure , from start to finish everything was fabulous , my husband even looked like a pro at the back of the boat !!!

Captain The Kirby family, Foxglacier


We thoroughly enjoyed our Monday to Friday hire from Foxhangers.  The staff were pleasant, helpful and informative.  The instructional stuff was pitched at exactly the right level.  The boat was in extremely good condition, well fitted out and very roomy for four of us.  Everything you could need was provided. We would happily recommend Foxhangers to anyone wanting to explore the K&A - they were very competitively priced!

Captain Phil & Lesley Stead, Foxglacier


We hired Fox Glacier for a week - start date Monday 15th. April. We liked the boat very much. It is clean, comfortable and very well equipped. The welcome on arrival was friendly and helpful and it was nice to be greeted when we returned to the boatyard. We would certainly like to book with you again. This time we took a leisurely trip to Bath. Perhaps in the Autumn we will hire a boat for a fortnight and tackle the flight in the other direction.

Captain Cath Hopkins, Foxglacier


Thanks for refunding our damage deposit so efficiently. We had an excellent four night break on Foxglacier. We were most impressed with the standard of the boat and the attention to detail in the furnishing and on-board equipment. The hand-over from your staff was delivered with just the right mix of ease and professionalism and at a level which took into account our previous canal experience. It also gave us the confidence to handle the double locks which we encountered for the first time. The Kennet and Avon is a delightful and varied waterway with some excellent pubs and eating places along it. We would thoroughly recommend both it and your company.

Captain Jonathan Cross and Hester Doherty, Foxglacier


Thanks to the Foxhanger crew for the welcome and the initial training. We left the dock fully confident that we would enjoy our week on the canal. The journey to Bath was fantastic and nothing would match the final stage into Bath. One slight malfunction with the lights was fixed quickly, and on a Sunday too! Would recommend this company to anyone thinking of going on the canals.Thanks again!

Captain David, Jo, Brenda & David from Australia, Foxglacier


Hi all at Foxhangers, I feel strongly compelled to let you know what a great time we had on Fox Glacier. It was thoroughly enjoyed by all 6 of us and such a civilised way to spend a weekend! I thought the set-up at Foxhangers was excellent and really efficiently run - I have always been able to get hold of someone on the phone who has been knowledgeable and helpful. Top marks for quality of service. I am out with you again in September and will be recommending the experience to many of my friends and family.

Captain Ed Taylor, Foxglacier


We booked ‘Foxglacier’ for a weekend break in mid-May between six friends, and were impressed by Foxhangers’ staff, who were welcoming, helpful, organised and informative. The boat itself was clean, comfortable and very well equipped with plenty of storage space. We achieved our goal of climbing the Caen Hill (seemingly endless) staircase of locks on the first afternoon/evening. After that it was all plain sailing! Foxhangers were happy to provide us with extra lifejackets for some family friends with young children who came to visit us for a bbq during the trip. After so much rain in the preceding weeks, we were lucky to enjoy warm sunshine every day - with just a light shower on our final, homeward stretch on the Monday morning. It was a brilliant few days and we would love to return to this beautiful area, hopefully for a week’s hire next time, when we’d like to head west towards Bath.

Captain Clemence Family, Foxglacier


Thank you for your letter of 7th April and the refund of our Damage deposit. This was our first holiday with your Company and it was a great success. Fox Glacier was clean and very well equipped and we were impressed with the handover by one of your colleagues at the beginning of our trip. Thank you all for making it a memorable week on the Kennet and Avon Canal.

Captain Michael and Pam Parrish, Tony and Penny Elphick, Susan Lewis, Foxglacier


We had an excellent weekend and were spoilt with the weather - all you pre trip organisation and briefings were first rate - Catherine was great - really helpful and all our party were impressed - along with the quality of the boats - looking forward to the next time !

Captain Dave & Alison, Foxglacier


Just to say the Brooks & Voisey families & our dog Jake had a truly wonderful long weekend staying on the Fox Talbot, we were pleasantly surprised that this boat had everything onboard that we needed, kitchen although compact had a wealth of kitchen utensils and we wanted for nothing. The weather was great which helped a lot and the peace at this time of year ( March ) was fab and a welcome bonus. Definitely a trip to be remembered and repeated. Thanks to you and the helpful staff for making our trip safe and memorable.

Captain Tanya Miller, Foxglacier


“Just a note to thank you for a great holiday. The cleanliness of the boat, equipment and training (Richard) were first class. Again many thanks.”

Captain Roy Reynolds, Foxglacier


Four of us had a short break on Fox Glacier last weekend of June 2008. We are two couples who had never been on a canal boat before. When we arrived we were very apprehensive and wondered if we had perhaps bitten off more than we could chew. Our fears were groundless. Your induction was very professional but at the same time an entertainment in itself. When we set off we soon found we could actually do it! First we learned how to go through locks and swing bridges; a little later how to get unstuck with the barge poles; then how to park without falling in. Last how to turn round. A great thrill! A small technical problem was dealt with immediately by your extraordinarily helpful people including chauffeuring us to the best pub dinner we have ever had! We had an absolutely splendid break! We are hooked!. We are telling all our friends you've gotta do it!

Captain Jules & Norman, Hanneke & Maurice, Foxglacier


Thanks for a lovely relaxing holiday. Went up the Caen Hill locks which was a fantastic experience and then onto Hungerford where we turned round.(106 locks in total for week). Staff were very friendly and the boat was excellent. Hope to hire from them again in the future.

Captain John, Foxglacier


Just like to say we had an absolutely fabulous mid week break on your Foxglacier narrowboat. We have had a holiday before with you which is the reason why we returned to hire the larger Foxglacier. My sister and her husband accompanied us on this holiday - they had never been on a canal narrowboat holiday before. They loved it. My husband has been on several canal holidays before but this is my third time. We hope to hire one of your canalboats again.

Captain , Foxglacier


We are home again and back into the usual routine. We want to thank everyone at Foxhangers for another great experience on the canals. Foxglacier handled like a dream - the best of any boat so far. Cheers

Captain Kathie Thompson Victoria, Foxglacier