Welcome to the wonderful world of hire boat holidays.
A hire boat holiday is an experience of a lifetime. Exploring the great British waterways is one of the best ways to relax and unwind, while taking in the unique pleasures a hire boat holiday has to offer. You are guaranteed to delight in the peace and tranquility of life on the canal and river network.
There is a wealth of things to see and do, including fun days out for the kids, exploring some of the wonderful British Heritage, or simply taking in the pleasures of a cozy canal side pub - all often less than a five minute walk along the towpath
Pass through historic towns and cities as well as superb countryside and villages. It is up to you whether you stop to look around, or admire the scenery as you continue on to the next tempting venue.
Whatever your preference, there is always plenty to do and we make sure that your holiday is spent in style and comfort with spacious, well-equipped boats. We are confident that the fleets of boats that we can offer you are of the highest standard, inspected annually by the tourist board, and continually updated to ensure that they offer the very best hire boats.
Staying on a hire boat can be compared to a top class holiday cottage, with the added advantage, that the price includes the fact that your holiday home can take you wherever you want to go.
Beginners are welcome, as tuition is given at the start of every holiday.
No experience is necessary. You and your crew will never forget the delights of driving a narrowboat, and at a leisurely 4 mph even youngsters (properly supervised) can manage the craft with ease.
Use the options on the left to research every aspect of your trip, from the route to the boat, or even what to do on your journey.
Once you've done all that, click "Live Availability" to enjoy Britain's Inland Waterways for yourself.