• Your ideal hireboat holiday

    Hiring a boat sets you loose to explore over 2000 miles of canals, weaving their way through our British countryside and history. And the Canal Junction bonus is that we can help you to discover, plan and book the holiday that suits you best.

    Start your adventure
  • Skippered hotelboat cruising

    Hotelboat holidays offer the luxury of cruising our beautiful waterways with an experienced crew who act as knowledgeable guides, providing hospitality and homemade food. Do as much or as little as you like, on your own or with friends!

    Relaxation starts here
  • Attractions, trips & day hire

    You don’t need a week to enjoy our canals. Why not take a short trip, dine aboard a restaurant boat, charter a party boat with friends, hire a self drive boat for a few hours or have a great day out at one of the many visitor centres and museums.

    Days Out start here
  • Boat owner centre

    If you are lucky enough to own your own boat we’ve helpful advice for boat owners, plus information and contact details of over 2000 suppliers of over 100 different types of boat equipment and services.

    Boat Owners start here

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So you're looking for a Canal Holiday!

Well you're starting at the right place - because at Canal Junction we don't just conjure up a few hire boats shouting Book Me! There's much more to picking your best canal holiday than that!

We offer the widest selection of different canal holidays across the UK. Your holiday might last a few hours, days, weeks or even the rest of your life! You could share it with family, friends or enjoy it all on your own! You might want to be entertained, relaxed, active, thoughtful, sociable, challenged or enlightened! Whatever holiday you are looking for we've some expert advice plus the most comprehensive listings of UK canal waterway holidays, equipment and services to help you find what you want.

And we'll help you explore how every canal holiday can take you on an unhurried journey through a two centuries old living landscape, an adventure rich in fascinating customs and culture, history and heritage, engineering and environmental wonders, and a dazzling popular folk art.

So whether you've got minutes, weeks or the rest of your life to spare, and no matter where your canal holiday eventually leads you, this is the very best place to start!

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