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Canal Boat Hire

Our Canal Boats for 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 2 to 8 people in your party, and hire periods starting with short breaks, weekly or even longer, we can find the right canal holiday to fit 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 for, such as diesel, gas, credit card charges or damage waiver. With 28 boats 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 have a handover which includes being taken for a free tuition boat trip by one of our experienced pilots as well as going through the process of working your boat through a lock (sluice). 
Instructions 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 narrow boats are purpose built by us for easy and responsive handling and if you have any questions over any aspect of waterways, 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 go to our Booking Info page for more information on how to book your narrow boat holiday. 
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us, by phone or email.

The easiest way to check a boat's price and availability is to use our 'Prices and Availability' search bar at the top of every page. This also gives you the option to reserve your canal boat online.

Alternatively, more information about our weekly and short break prices can be found on our Narrowboat Holiday Prices page.