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If you are looking for a narrow boat holiday you are sure to find the perfect one here. We have found the very best in holiday boat companies for you. Canal boat hire guarantees a unique way of seeing the country. If you have been on narrowboat holidays before you will know the wonders they have to offer. If you are new to canal holidays find your ideal holiday starting point here.

Individual listings also appear on the relevant waterway pages on this website.

Water Babies (Forton, Lancaster Canal)
Enjoy stunning countryside, lock free. Pets welcome
Tel: 0745 33 66 22 1 Website Link

ABC Boat Hire (Nationwide)
16 starting locations, & boat sizes to accommodate 2 - 12 people
Tel: 0330 333 0590

Andersen Boats (Middlewich, Cheshire)
Lots of choice; lock training; Price includes fuel so no hidden extras
Tel: 01606 833 668

Anglo Welsh (Nationwide)
160 narrowboats 10 hire bases. Training, value for money
Tel 0117 304 1122

Arlen Boats (Preston, Lancaster Canal)
Easily handled, modern, carpeted, well equipped narrowboats 
Tel: 01228 712 849 / 01772 769 183

Avon View Marina (Pershore, River Avon)
5 beautifully decorated well equipped narrowboats; up to 8 people
Tel: 07800 843 190

Beacon Park Boats (Brecon Beacon) 
Luxury canal holidays on Monmouthshire & Brecon Canal.
Tel: 01873 858 277

Bear Boating (Apperley Bridge, W Yorks)
cruise through Yorkshire Dales along Leeds & Liverpool Canal
Tel: 07969 901 383

Braidbar Boats (Macclesfield Canal)
Luxury Trad Style Narrowboat
Tel: 01625 873 471

Bridge Boatyard (Ely, Cambridgeshire)
Cruising the Fenland Waterways
Tel: 01353 663 726

Brookline Narrowboat Holidays (West Midlands)
Cruise Stourport Ring through Worcester, or Droitwich Canal
Tel: 01905 773 889

Calcutt Boats (Southam, Warwickshire)
Ideally placed near junction of Grand Union & Oxford canals
Tel: 01926 813 757

Canal Cruising Co Ltd (Stone, Staffs)
Long standing company. Boats fitted to highest standard. Pets
Tel: 01785 813 982

Castlerose Cruisers (Bridgewater Canal, Manchester)
Skippered boats on hotel or self-catering basis.
Tel: 07542 522 639

Chas Hardern Boats (Beeston, Cheshire)
2-6 Berth. Ideal for Shropshire Union & Llangollen.
Tel: 01829 732 595

Cheshire Cat Holidays (Overwater Marina, Cheshire)
Based Shropshire Union, 3 hours cruising to Llangollen Canal
Tel: 07867 790 195

Clifton Cruisers (Rugby / Stoke on Trent)
Based at Clifton upon Dunsmore, Warwickshire
Tel: 01788 543 570

Chesterfield Canal Boat Company (Chesterfield Canal)
Luxurious modern narrowboats
Tel: 01522 514 774

Clifton Cruisers (near Rugby, Warwickshire)
Fully equipped narrowboats sleeping up to 6. All linen, towels
Tel: 01788 543 570

College Cruisers (Oxford, River Thames)
9 boats, from 2 - 12 berth to suit all needs & budgets
Tel:  01865 554 343

Crabtree Narrowboats (Preston, Lancs)
42 miles of beautiful, tranquil, lock free Lancaster Canal
Tel:  01995 671 712 

Duck Island Boat Company (Garstang, Lancaster Canal)
Lock Free Boating. Narrowboat or Widebeam. 
Tel: 07925 236 621

Excellence Afloat @ Valley Cruises (Nuneaton. Warwicks)
luxury narrowboat hire on Stratford and Coventry canals
Tel: 02476 393 333

Floating Dreams (Nantwich, Cheshire)
58' Narrowboat for up to 6. great for families/romantic breaks
Tel: 01270 382 025

Fox Narrowboats (Cambridgeshire & the Fens)
Cruise Rivers Nene & Ouse in luxury. Training Included. 
Tel: 01354 652 770

Galleon Marine Boatyard (Basingstoke Canal)
Accessible boating - weekly, day hire/short breaks. 2-8 people
Tel: 01256 703 691

Hatters Haven Narrowboat Holidays (Cheshire)
52' Narrowboat based at Aqueduct Marina
Tel: 07758 732 048

Karma Waters (Ellesmere, Shropshire)
Layla, 58ft cruiser stern narrowboat for 4-6 people. Lots of extras 
Tel: 07521 376 009

Napton Narrowboats (Wolverhampton / Stockton)
Comfortable beds, well-equipped galleys, on board entertainment
Tel: 01926 813 644

Norbury Wharf (Norbury Junction, Staffs)
16 boats, up to 10 people. Choice of styles and starting days
Tel: 01785 284 292

Our Little Boats Ltd (Milton Keynes, Grand Union)
Weekends, weekday & full week hire. Small perfectly formed boats
Tel: 07795 068 576

Oxfordshire Narrowboats (Oxford / Bath)
Stylish holidays & days out on UK's finest self-drive narrowboats
Tel: 01869 340 348

Pennine Cruisers (Skipton, North Yorks)
5 luxury narrowboats; lockside lock instruction; fee includes fuel
Tel: 01756 795 478

Puddling Cruisers (Milton Keynes)Grand Union
Luxury Wide Beam holiday boat hire
Tel: 01908 672 672

Sail & Trail Narrowboat Hire on the Warwickshire Ring
Dawn Mist is an easy to handle 52ft narrowboat (sleeps up to 8) 
Tel: 0800 009 6944

Shire Cruisers (Sowerby Bridge, Yorks)
cruise the Pennine waterways in charming narrow boat (Up to 4)
Tel: 01422 832 712

Star Narrowboat Holidays (Bridgewater  Canal)
Two unique boats on the Bridgewater Canal since 2012. QAB status
Tel: 079444 04227

Starline Narrowboats  (Stourport on Severn, Worcs) 
cruise Rivers Severn & Avon, or West Midlands canals (3-12berth)
Tel: 01531 632 003

Thames Narrowboat Holidays (Staines, Surrey)
Visit Hampton Court, Windsor, Marlow, Henley-on-Thames
Tel:  01932 566 728

White Horse Boats (Devizes, Wilts)
We aim to be best value narrowboat holiday hire on the K & A
Tel: 01380 728 504

Yorkshire Narrowboats (Sprotbrough, Doncaster, S Yorks)
beautifully crafted boats give our guests the best experience
Tel: 07831 862 607


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