Narrowboat Holiday Hire in the UK

How to hire a Narrowboat

If you know the part of the country where you want to hire your narrow boat choose an area or canal & browse the hire firms.

If you’d like to compare a few canals and routes look through our canal guide pages to get a real flavour of each waterway, all have different things to offer. Each map has links to some hire firms on that route.

And if you haven’t been on a narrowboat or barge hire holiday before you should take a look at our canal holiday FAQS pages where we explain everything you need to know about hiring a boat, including what a canal holiday is like, things to do, see and enjoy, how to plan your route and then how to choose the best hire boat to make your canal holiday dreams come true!


Find your perfect hire boat holiday here!

Hiring a narrowboat or barge sets you lose to explore over 2000 wonderful miles of canals, weaving their way through our countryside and our heritage. There are so many fascinating places to see and hire boats to choose from, and too much choice is always a problem!

Most hire firm websites will just try to sell you one of their hire holidays, no surprise there! But we think spending a little time planning and choosing the right holiday is great fun and essential to make sure that you and your friends or family get the perfect canal break you all deserve!

Late Booking Narrowboat Hire

Hireboats2goHireboats2go has lots of late booking narrowboat holidays, many at good discounts.

Skippered Hotelboat Cruises

Hotelboat cruisesIf you would like all the hard work done for you why not take a relaxing hotelboat holiday?

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