Canals Boat Hire in the Best of the Web Directory

Canals Boat Hire

  • Alvechurch Boat Centres

    Links to boat fleet, route choices, booking information, and availability check.

  • Arlen Hire Boats

    Details include craft profile, facilities, fleet, and prices.

  • Ashby Boat Company

    Canal holiday boat hire. Links to boat details, canal network, and booking information.

  • Barge Connection

    Offers rentals on hotel and self-drive barges, as well as cruise packages.

  • Barging in France

    Fully bonded French travel agency. Provides links on houseboats for rent, bed and breakfast barges, and hotel barge cruises.

  • Beacon Park Boats

    Family-run canal boat holiday hire business located on the Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal.

  • Bidford Boats

    Independent, family-owned boatyard offers canal cruises with their small fleet of purpose-built hire boats.

  • Black Prince Holidays

    Offering a variety of holiday boat tours, exploring Britain's countryside from a narrowboat, the company's fleet of boats are described, including the features and amenities available on each. Its bases are listed, with start dates, availability, and contacts. Boat sales are also featured.

  • Blakes Boating Holidays

    Offers a choice of boating holiday destinations – United Kingdom, Ireland, and France.

  • Britain Afloat

    Provides self-drive, hotel boat, and narrow boat holiday experiences.

  • Brook Line Narrow Boat Holidays

    Family-owned and operated boatyard. Includes fee schedule, boat plans, and booking information.

  • Calcutt Boats Ltd.

    Boatyard provides boat hire and brokerage services.

  • Caley Cruisers

    Links to booking details, rates, cruising area information, news and specials, and photo gallery.

  • Cambrian Cruisers

    Offers narrowboat hires for holidays on the Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal.

  • Canal Breaks

    Family-owned canal boat hire company offering self-drive narrowboat holidays.

  • Canalboat Holidays Ltd.

    Includes boat plan and visual tour, FAQs, booking and rates information, and cruise planning.

  • Canalways Ireland

    Provides weekly holidays, weekends and mid-week breaks aboard traditional steel canal boats.

  • Capercaillie Cruisers

    Features Scotland holidays on their 6-berth canal boats.

  • Cardinal Boating

    Information on their boats, cruise destinations, rates, specials, and multimedia resources.

  • Chas. Hardern Boats

    Cruise route, information on fleet and rates, and booking details.

  • Chertsey Meads Marine

    Details on self-drive Thames boat hire company. Also includes information on day boats, hourly, and daily hire.

  • Cheshire Cat Narrowboat Holidays

    Based at Overwater Marina, Audlem, on the Shropshire Union Canal, the company offers boat tours. Its site includes an overview of its boats and facilities, a map showing the location of the marina, an availability calendar, and online bookings.

  • College Cruisers

    Information on the routes, fleet, holiday packages, and booking details on the canal boat hire fleet.

  • Country Craft Narrow boats

    Provides holiday packages on the Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal.

  • Cruise - USA

    Features cruising opportunities for two on the waters of the New York State Canal System.

  • Egan Houseboat Rentals

    Serves vacationers on the Trent-Severn Waterway with their selection of houseboats.

  • Farncombe Boat House

    Information on day boat hire, skippered cruises, rowing boats, availability, and rates.

  • Galleon Marine

    Offers a range of narrowboats from 2 to 8 berths for boating holidays on the Basingstoke Canal.

  • Guildford Boat House

    Offers rowing boats and self-drive narrow boats for hire.


    Links to boat availability check, FAQs, and contact details.

  • Hoseasons Holidays

    Provides holiday packages throughout Europe with their parks and lodges, cottages, and boating holidays.

  • Houseboat Rental Center

    Features an extensive houseboat rental directory, with information on shared ownership and bargains.

  • Kuhnle-Tours

    Specialists on boating holidays offering boats for two to twelve people.

  • Middlewich Narrowboats

    In operation since 1971, the family run business features a variety of narrow boat hires, ranging from modernized narrow boats to traditional narrow boats with boatsman's cabins, solid stoves, and canalboat engines. Its areas of operation, prices, and online bookings are available.

  • Moonraker Narrowboat Company

    Luxury canal boat holidays on the Kennet and Avon Canal aboard traditional style wide beam narrowboats.

  • Narrowboat Zinfandel

    Information on the watercraft’s features and hiring arrangements. Photos included.

  • Oxfordshire Narrowboats

    Offers narrowboat and self-steer day hires as well as boatyard services.

  • The Pirate Castle

    Voluntary and charitable organization teaches London kids to boat on the canal. Also offers narrowboat trips for youth groups and families.

  • Reading Marine

    Family-run boatyard builds and hires out narrowboats on the Kennet and Avon Canal.

  • Rose Narrowboats

    Information on offered self-drive boats for hire, cruise routes, booking details, and contacts.

  • Sabena Marine

    Photos and fleet information, booking details, and contacts.

  • Shannon Private Cruisers

    Offers privately owned cruisers for rent, for long and short breaks.

  • Sherborne Wharf Heritage Narrowboats

    Birmingham-based trip boat, party hire and corporate narrowboat charter company.

  • Shire Cruisers

    Offers canal boat hire holidays on the Yorkshire canals.

  • Silsden Boats

    Offers family narrowboating holidays, weekend and short breaks on the canals and waterways of the Yorkshire Dales.

  • Viking Afloat

    Independent self-drive canal boat and river boating holiday operators.

  • Waterways Holidays

    Online boating holiday booking firm also offers information on canal boating on UK’s waterways.

  • Waterways UK: Narrowboat Canalboat Holidays in Britain

    Provides access to brochures from boating companies offering tours in Britain, including an online availability check, booking information and contact details.

  • Westercharter

    Links to boat information, rates, booking details, and contacts.

  • White Horse Boats

    Kennet and Avon Canal-based firm runs a wide beam trip boat and steel-hulled canal boats for hire.

  • Wyvern Shipping Co.

    Specializes in narrowboat canal holidays on the waterways of UK.

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