Canal Boat Hire

Canal Boat Hire

Your next adventure starts here, with a canal boat holiday. Canal boat hire is easy to organise, affordable and fun. Each canal boat we hire out comes with a full inventory of accessories to make sure that your holiday is fully self contained. 
 
With boat sizes to accommodate from 2 to 8 people in your party, and canal boat hire times on a weekly or short break basis, we can tailor fit the right canal boat to your needs. 
 
The UK is full of waterways just waiting to be explored. 
 

All-Inclusive Prices with No Hidden Extras

 
Our canal boat hire prices are fully inclusive with no essential extras to pay, such as diesel, gas, credit card charges or damage waiver. With 28 to choose from, we offer the best canal boats around at competitive, all-inclusive prices.
 
Our canal boats are designed for every member of the family. Canal boat hire (self-drive rental) brings the English countryside alive with the excitement and adventures of boating. English canals, especially the Grand Union Canal offer a real change from everyday routine and bring a new and often overlooked and unexpected England into view. Away from main roads and railways, free from crowded and noisy roads; peaceful, pleasant and unspoilt. Clear and clean air, amazing scenery and a relaxing pace, hiring a canal boat for a short break, or a week or more could be just what you need to rejuvenate. 
 

New to Canal Boats? 

We understand that hiring a canal boat, if you have not done so before, may be a little daunting. However, at the start of your canal boat holiday, you will be taken for a free tuition boat trip by one of our experienced pilots and taken through the process of going through a lock (sluice). 
 
Instruction will continue until you are confident that you can handle your canal boat. 
 
This ensures an  enjoyable and memorable canal boating holiday, even as a new user. All our narrowboats are purpose built by ourselves for easy and responsive handling and if you have any doubts over any aspect of waterway, canal or river cruising we can assist. 
 

Eco Friendly Canal Boats

Our high-quality canal boats have many eco-friendly features:
 

How do I book? 

Please click the link for more information on how to book a canal boat hire. https://www.canalholidays.co.uk/booking-info
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. Happy Holidays

The easiest way to check a boat's price and availability is to use our 'Canal Boat Hire Availability Search'. This also gives you the option to reserve your canal boat online.

Alternatively, full details of our weekly and short break prices can be found on our Narrowboat Holiday Prices page.