Boat Hire from family firms on or around the River Thames and Rivers Lea & Stort
Canal RingsThe Thames Ring
The River Thames forms part of the Thames Ring, with the Grand Union Canal & Oxford Canal.
It's over 200 miles long and contains over 160 locks, so not surprisingly it is sometimes called the 'Grand Ring'. It can take 3 weeks at least to cruise, 2 months would be more sensible!
More InformationHoliday Cruising Guide to the River Thames.
More Southern hire firms or narrowboat hire firms in other canal areas.
Day hire boats to cruise with a few friends for a few hours.
Help to choose the right canal boat for your holiday.
Plus lots more advice and tips in our Canal Holiday Advice.
We provide contact telephone and email details free of charge for canal based companies,
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