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Cruising the canals of the world on your own boat is a fantastic way to unwind and take in a whole lot of culture. From England to Europe, there's something special about these holidays.


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Very Good 4.5/5 

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Essonne / Draveil

Narrowboat / 3 Bedrooms / sleeps 6

Very Good 4.5/5 

Short stays welcome

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from £94 / night

£657 / week

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Key info:

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Not suitable for children
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed
Holidays in Paris, unusual lodgings, new experience, unique lifestyle  …see more


29 Apr 2015

5/5

"A really interesting base for exploring Paris."

A group of six of us were visiting Paris in the Autumn. The boat looked an interesting option and we were delighted with it. It is conveniently placed for travelling into the city without being centra… More


20 Jan 2015

5/5

"A peaceful and comfortable sail along the Marne"

We had a great time sailing along the Marne and through the locks between Paris and Epernay. The boat is comfortable and well-equipped and the owner/pilot friendly and welcoming. There was food and w… More


13 May 2014

5/5

"Best cruise through Paris"

We took a 4 day tour on this boat, it was wonderful. There were six adults, all friends middle aged, except for our children who came for a day, a meal and a swim.. First we enjoyed quiet and lusciou… More

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Excellent 5/5 

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Porto District / Porto

Narrowboat / 2 Bedrooms / sleeps 4

Excellent 5/5 

2 Nights min stay

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from £47 / night

£329 - £358 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
Hire a Motor Yacht and cruise the beautiful Douro River. From Porto - Portugal Our two bases are on the lower and upper end of the vineyards area making possible a one way cruise in the entire Douro. SPECIAL PRICES IF RENTED TOGHETHER WITH ADVERTS: - CHALET OVER DOUR  …see more


16 Oct 2014

5/5

"The perfect boat holiday in an amazing location"

This was our first boat hire holiday, infact it was Jacki's first proper boating experience.(apparently a day trip on my trawler doesn't count!) and what a fantastic holiday we had. Jose's base locat… More


16 Jun 2014

5/5

"Amazing, relaxing, beautiful stay in one of Jose's chalets"

We arrived at the place on the incredibly beautiful Duoro River not knowing what to expect - but we were absolutely blown away by the beauty of where we would spend the next five nights. Jose was a wo… More


27 Aug 2013

5/5

"Will return and will have my boat license"

Our 20th anniversary trip almost went sour when we discovered at the last minute that we needed a boat operator license, but Alberto worked it out with us and I think we ended up with the PERFECT trip… More

Hi... Thank you so much for this nice comment. My business is build by costumers like you. Cheers Jose

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Excellent 5/5 

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Warwickshire / Henley in Arden

Narrowboat / 3 Bedrooms / sleeps 6

Excellent 5/5 

1 night min stay

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from £120 / night

£840 - £1260 / week

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Key info:

  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden
The perfect place to slow down, get closer to nature and experience the unique British canal system. Spirited Away is a skippered hotel-boat offering B&B, day trips, weekend retreats and longer breaks. Boat-made veggie/vegan food available. Narrow boats, wide eyes, open  …see more


16 Nov 2014

5/5

"Second visit just as wonderful"

Joined Kev & Tor on Spirited Away for the second time. This time in Autumn with beautiful rustic colours! We were a group of friends and really enjoyed the weekend away from the city where we could sp… More


16 Sep 2014

5/5

"Perfect relaxation"

My friend and I had a perfect weekend on board Spirited Away. A great environment, friendly hosts and fantastic vegetarian food. My friend has wheat allergies too and she was very well catered for. … More


23 Aug 2014

5/5

"Rejuvenating relaxing rove"

A superb way to spend a post 51st birthday weekend,that with the joyful company onboard made me feel 21 again!Would highly recommend the high level of hospitality and cordon bleu standard of home cook… More

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Excellent 5/5 

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Salford / Worsley

Narrowboat / 2 Bedrooms / sleeps 4

Excellent 5/5 

2 Nights min stay

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from £170 / night

£1190 / week

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Key info:

  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • Pets welcome
2 uniquely styled narrowboats, spacious, bright & cosy our boats are available for canal holidays or for use as houseboat accommodation instead of a hotel. Easy access to lovely countryside. Available all year because we have a solid fuel stoves and central heating.  …see more


14 Jul 2015

5/5

"You Just Have to Try this!"

We stayed on the GLORIA narrowboat and cruised the canals around Manchester, Sale, Lymm and Wigan. This boat is amazing. Comfortable and a home from home with everything you need to make it a happy ex… More

Ian, thanks for your lovely review. Great to see you for hire number 3 aboard 'Gloria'. Best wishes and see you again soon.


3 Mar 2015

5/5

"SO RELAXING. WONDERFUL LITTLE BREAK"

We had the use of 'Queenie' from 10am day one to 2pm day two & I have to say it was the probably the most relaxing & enjoyable 28 hours I have had in many years. I was very lucky to have been gifted t… More

Thanks both for your lovely review and thanks too for looking after the boat so well. I take it as a big compliment that you have already booked your second hire and I shall see you again in 5 weeks time. Hester


17 Feb 2015

5/5

"The Best Weekend EVER!!"

Star Narrowboats is awesome! We hired Queenie for two nights in February and had the best time. We had never even stepped on a narrow boat before, but the boat was simple and easy to handle and the i… More

Thanks Christine for your great review of Queenie, I'm glad you enjoyed the hire and it was good to meet you both. Maybe I'll see you again one day, Hester

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Lancashire / Tewitfield

Narrowboat / 2 Bedrooms / sleeps 4

3 Nights min stay

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from £108 / night

£750 - £800 / week

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  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
Ducklings Narrowboat Hire, a friendly family business offering canal boat holidays on the Lancaster canal. Relax or explore Lancashire on our hire boat with family and friends.  …see more

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Quang Ninh Province / Halong Bay

Narrowboat / 2 Bedrooms / sleeps 6

Min stay varies

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from £1355 / night

£9484 / week

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Key info:

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
Charter Rates are Quoted for Minimum 02 Person & Maximum for 6 Person in U.S Dollars, Charter Rates are Nett and Inclusive of Taxes & Service Charges, Charter Rates are Valid Until December 30th, 2014, 100% Lowest Price Guarantee, Instant Confirmation, Spacious with coz  …see more

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