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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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Cheshire / Tattenhall

Narrowboat / 2 Bedrooms / sleeps 4

1 night min stay

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from £79 / night

£549 - £1799 / week

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  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
Lovely relaxing holiday at a slower pace of life. Constantly changing scenery as you float along. Travel when you want, relax and chill when you don't. Lots of lovely places to visit. The boat is really easy to handle and we provide all the training you need. We are nea  …see more

Excellent 5/5 

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Bath / Newbridge, Bath

Narrowboat / 2 Bedrooms / sleeps 6

Excellent 5/5 

5 Nights min stay

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from £131 / night

£915 - £2310 / week

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  • Suitable for children over 5
  • Pets welcome
Luxury wide beam narrow boat canal holiday for up to 6 on a wide beam boat with everything you need for a relaxing break on the Kennet and Avon Canal. Silk bedding, Pocket sprung mattresses, electric bikes, jacuzzi: your comfort in mind every step of the way. Smoking i  …see more


4 Dec 2014

5/5

"All Aboard Topsy !!"

What a fab weekend! I booked Topsy for a long weekend as a surprise for my Dad's 75th. He was over the moon when he realised where we were staying. Topsy was first rate. On board was all you neede… More


4 Dec 2014

5/5

"Fantastic canal boat with loads of extras"

The other reviews were all right - a superb luxury canal boat.. We did a 5 day rental at the end of October, Mon- to Fri and pottered east as far as Dundas (so not very far!) the came back. Handov… More


28 Nov 2014

5/5

"Just what we needed...!!"

I was looking forward for a short break from the busy London: quiet, peaceful, somewhere comfortable where I could enjoy the company of my girlfriend and where we didn't have to worry about anything..… More

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Excellent 5/5 

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Northamptonshire / Great Billing

Narrowboat / 1 Bedroom / sleeps 4

Excellent 5/5 

2 Nights min stay

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from £63 / night

£440 - £490 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
A narrow boat home, Peewit is cruised all year round on the Northampton arm and the Leicester line of the Grand Union Canal.Where you stay will depend from one week to another along this route. Please note that Peewit is let static moored, and not for cruising. All I a  …see more


28 Sep 2014

5/5

"Amazing weekend, beautiful location"

We've just got back from an amazing weekend on this boat. We wanted something different from a bog standard hotel for the weekend and this did not disappoint. The boat was modern and fully equipped. W… More

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Very Good 4.5/5 

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Oxfordshire / Henley-on-Thames

Narrowboat / 2 Bedrooms / sleeps 6

Very Good 4.5/5 

3 Nights min stay

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from £155 / night

£1084 - £1448 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • Pets welcome
A beautiful narrowboat which guests can drive themselves, an ideal holiday for those who like to explore the River Thames at their own pace. Enjoy peace & tranquility. Pets welcome  …see more


5 Jun 2013

5/5

"4 happy Norwegians"

We want to thank My River Cruising for a lovely holiday in May this year. We rented Gina 2 for one week and sailed down to Windsor and back. We also had a few days in the Kennet & Avon canal before w… More

We are delighted you enjoyed your boating holiday on Boat Gina. Thank you for your lovely comments and we very much hope to see you again next year.


4 Nov 2012

5/5

"An amazing family holiday"

All information/ communication in the run up to the holiday was very good, we were greeted in a very friendly manner and had a very informative tutorial about the narrowboat and locks which put us at … More

We're delighted you had a great holiday and enjoyed cruising boat GINA on the Thames. Thank you for your lovely feedback, we will pass it on to the team. Hope to see you again.


17 Sep 2013

4/5

"Gins 2 ....... Fantastic holiday"

Just came back from spending a glorious week on "gina2" a narrow boat. We spent the time on the Thames and had a wonderful time. The boat is warm and very comfortable and clean, we will certainly us… More

We are delighted you enjoyed your holiday on Boat Gina and hope this will be the first of many boating holidays in the future. Thank you again for your booking. We hope to see you next year.

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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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  • 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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from £123 / night

£860 - £1450 / week

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Holiday narrowboat in Guildford

Surrey / Guildford

Narrowboat / 2 Bedrooms / sleeps 6

3 Nights min stay

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from £123 / night

£860 - £1450 / week

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  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed
luxury, narrowboat, river wey, river thames, relaxing, peaceful, scenic Full instruction given, novices welcome. Buoyancy aids provided.  …see more

Very Good 4.5/5 

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Lancashire / Lancaster

Narrowboat / 1 Bedroom / sleeps 4

Very Good 4.5/5 

Min stay varies

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from £113 / night

£790 / week

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Key info:

  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • Pets welcome
Holiday aboard a traditional, self catering narrowboat. Bluebell is moored at Tewitfield Marina on the lock-free Lancaster Canal, 6 minutes drive from J35 off the M6, taking in coastline, city and the beautiful North West countryside.  …see more


22 Jun 2014

5/5

"Peaceful quiet and relaxing and enjoyable"

Boat was comfortable easy to handle. even though it was our first experience on the canal with a narrow boat' we really enjoyed our trip. it was so relaxing and time didn't matter. we only had 3 nig… More

we are so glad that you enjoyed our lovely little boat so much, spread the word and let others in on the secret!


20 Apr 2014

4/5

"Cosy narrowboat in beautiful location."

Great short break on homely, well fitted out boat. Owner prompt, friendly and very helpful making for a relaxing time from the start. Great love nest with facilities for friends/family to stay over.… More

Thank You- we are glad you enjoyed your time aboard and hope to see you again.

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Excellent 5/5 

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Surrey / Chertsey

Narrowboat / 1 Bedroom / sleeps 6

Excellent 5/5 

1 night min stay

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from £136 / night

£950 - £1350 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
Canal, barge, boat hire, River Thames, Shepperton, Chertsey, Windsor, Thorpe Park, Runnymead, Egham, Marlow, Maidenhead, Clivedon Hall IslandHenley, Day Hire, Holiday Hire, Short Breaks in London, RYA Training Courses for Inland Waterways, Marine VHF Licence, Power 1&2  …see more


27 Jun 2014

5/5

"Loved Wee Dram"

Wee Dram is all it promises. We had a great trip up the Thames to Henley and we're surprised at how far we got in six days. Wee Dram is really easy to handle and well equipt - although we chose to eat… More

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Excellent 5/5 

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Bedfordshire / Leighton Buzzard

Narrowboat / 2 Bedrooms / sleeps 4

Excellent 5/5 

1 night min stay

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from £80 / night

£560 / week

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  • Not suitable for children
  • No pets allowed
Narrowboat, Leighton buzzard, Bedfordshire,  …see more


29 Oct 2014

5/5

"Luxurious, relaxing, beautiful meander along the Grand Union Canal."

We had some trepidations about renting a narrowboat for the first time, especially about working the locks, driving the boat and mooring along the canal. NO WORRIES! It was wonderful. We had the be… More

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Warwickshire / Harborough Magna

Narrowboat / 1 Bedroom / sleeps 3

3 Nights min stay

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from £108 / night

£755 - £805 / week

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  • Suitable for children over 5
  • Pets welcome
Traditional narrow boats but with modern twists, ideal for first timers, family run business based on the North Oxford Canal, Warwickshire  …see more

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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  • 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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Oxfordshire / Henley-on-Thames

Narrowboat / 3 Bedrooms / sleeps 8

3 Nights min stay

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from £186 / night

£1300 - £1704 / week

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  • Suitable for children over 5
  • Pets welcome
Enjoy the freedom of a narrowboat holiday,cruising at your own pace on the River Thames on boat Gema. Sleeping up to 8 people in 3 cabins, the boat provides a high standard of accommodation, ideal for family holidays or friends holidaying together. Tuition is provided.  …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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