Narrowboat holidays, canal boat, barge cruises



Barrowline Cruisers

based: Co Laois, Ireland

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Family owned and run cruiser hire company based on the Grand Canal at Vicarstown, Co. Laois. They operate a fleet of newly constructed, simple to operate barges, designed and constructed by master craftsmen to combine traditional charm with modern convenience.

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uk flagBlack Prince

based: Cheshire, UK

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Explore Britain's beautiful countryside from its canals and waterways. Black Prince offer barge and narrowboat holidays across Great Britain. Holidays with canal boat hire from ten bases, from the Peak District to the Midlands, Cheshire, Cambridge, Oxford, Wiltshire, Scotland, Wales and London.

| narrowboat/canal/barge cruises | England | Wales | Scotland |


uk flagClifton Cruisers five star Featured Site
based: Warwickshire, UK

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Clifton CruisersAn established family boatyard located in Clifton-Upon-Dunsmore near Rugby in the Warwickshire countryside, with convenient access from the motorways. Clifton Cruisers offer a choice of narrowboats, from four to six-berth, all fitted to a high standard and ideal for couples, families or groups of friends.

| narrowboat/canal/barge cruises | England |


uk flagHoseasons Holidays five star Featured Site
based: Lowestoft, UK

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Hoseasons Boataing Holidays LogoDiscover Britain and Europe via the waterways, Hoseasons Boating Holidays allow you to explore the rivers and canals of the UK and Europe and the lochs of Scotland at your own relaxed and unhurried pace. Hoseasons offer a huge choice of boating holidays and quality boat rentals including family narrowboat holidays, motor cruisers, barges and houseboats.

| narrowboat/canal/barge cruises | river cruises | lake cruise holidays | UK | Belgium | France | Germany | Holland | Ireland | Italy | Poland | Portugal |


us flagLow Bridge Charters

based: New York, USA

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European-style canal boat charters on the historic Erie Canal, explore the many miles of the scenic New York State canal system. The boat, 'Sunflower' sleeps up to six adults comfortably. Vacations starts with a tour through the operation of the boat and Low Bridge Charters will provide instruction on the water.

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uk flagBrookline Narrow Boat Canal Holidays

based: Worcestershire, UK

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Family owned boatyard offering narrowboat and canal barge boating holidays from just north of Worcester and the River Severn.

| narrowboat/canal/barge cruises | England |


uk flagCanal Boat Holidays

based: Devon, UK

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Canal boating holidays, cruise Britain's historic canals, up lock flights, over aqueducts, past sleepy villages and through cities.

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uk flagFox Narrow Boats

based: Cambridgeshire, UK

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Narrow boat holiday company in the centre of the East Anglian waterway and canal system.

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uk flagKate Boats

based: Warwickshire, UK

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Canal boat holidays and luxury self-drive narrowboat hire in Warwickshire; Tourist Board inspected narrowboat holidays in the Heart of England.

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Locaboat Plaisance

based: Joigny Cedex, France

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A holiday on-board a Pénichette lets you enjoy those special moments of relaxation and discovery.

| narrowboat/canal/barge cruises | France | Ireland | Germany| Holland |


uk flagNarrowboat Savanna

based: Surrey, UK

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Canal boat holidays and short breaks on a 61ft, 8-berth narrowboat based on the beautiful River Wey and Godalming Navigations in Surrey.

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narrowboat cruisesThis section is for holidays on inland waterways, travelling rivers, canals, lakes and lochs by narrow boat, barge, canal boat or motor cruiser. The section covers both self-drive boating on live-aboard narrowboats and barges, as well as relaxing cruising holidays aboard hotel barges. For boat hire throughout the UK (England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland), across Europe (including France, Holland, Germany, Italy and Belgium) and Worldwide.


The listings include everything from individual, privately owned, barges and narrowboats; to independent, often family-run, narrowboat and canal barge hire companies; to large rental brokers and boat hire operators.


We also list holiday rentals in static houseboats and permanently moored barges and boats.