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Canal boat hire

Cast off and leave your cares behind with a boating holiday from ABC Boat Hire.

With 15 starting locations across the waterway network and canal boat sizes to accommodate 2 to 12 people, you and your family or friends can afford to kick back and relax as you enjoy watching Britain's most stunning countryside drift by. See for yourself how relaxing and enjoyable a canal boat holiday can be - watch our videos if you don't believe us!

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Our Canal Holiday Locations

Explore our beautiful canal boat hire locations across the country – from the stunning Welsh countryside to the bustling lifestyle of Scotland’s lively cities.

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Our latest brochure makes choosing your boating holiday as easy as ABC. Inside it you'll discover advice on how to plan your trip, find comprehensive boat layouts and details, plus maps, guides and handy tips to help you make the most of our beautiful waterways on your canal holiday.

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Choose your canal boat

Whatever your group number, we've a range of beautiful hand-built canal boats to hire for your narrowboat holiday.

Two to Five berth

Accommodating up to 5 people, these boats are perfect for couples or small families searching for their next boating holiday

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Six to eight berth

These boats accommodate between 6 and 8 people, making for a perfect boating holiday for larger families and groups

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Up to twelve berth

With space for up to 12 people, if you're planning a multi-family boating holiday or big celebration, these are the boats for you.

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Don't take our word for it...

Feefo average score: 4.6 out of 5.

Your recent holiday on Lark - Shore Lark from Aldermaston Wharf

Helpful staff. Nice clean boat. Plenty if helpful information

23 Jun 2021

Your recent holiday on Eagle - White Tailed Eagle from Worcester

Lovely clean boat. No problems.

23 Jun 2021

Your recent holiday on Eagle - Lesser Spotted Eagle from Hilperton

ABC could not have been more helpful or efficient. The check in process was easy and informative and all the staff polite and knowledgeable.

23 Jun 2021

Your recent holiday on Gull - Ivory Gull from Hilperton

Well equipped boat apart from faulty shower hose excellent videos lovely candd add l

23 Jun 2021

Your recent holiday on Bunting - Reed Bunting from Anderton

Lovely relaxing holiday. Good tuition for us first timers. Barge had everything you could need

23 Jun 2021

Your recent holiday on Woodpecker - Syrian Woodpecker from Aldermaston Wharf

It was a good and easy handover and staff were great.

23 Jun 2021

Your recent holiday on Wren - Song Wren from Whitchurch Marina

Good boat. Friendly and efficient Marina staff. All good.

23 Jun 2021

Your recent holiday on Bunting - Black Headed Bunting from Whitchurch Marina

Brilliant narrowboat excellent staff from beging to the end

23 Jun 2021

Your recent holiday on Grebe - Clarks Grebe from Blackwater Meadow Marina

Absolutely loved the whole trip from start to finish, very relaxing bit hard work at the same time :)

23 Jun 2021

Your recent holiday on Eagle - Tawny Eagle from Blackwater Meadow Marina

Great personal service, very clean and tidy boat.

23 Jun 2021

Your recent holiday on Eagle - Spotted Eagle from Whitchurch Marina

Very professional company from the moment you turn up until you hand the boat back. Excellent boats - clean, well maintained & equipped and just really pleasant staff.

23 Jun 2021

Your recent holiday on Warbler - Dartford Warbler from Blackwater Meadow Marina

3rd Canal boat holiday, done one every 5 years, this was the best yet. Scenery beautiful, not too many locks, aqueducts, tunnels, great variety.

23 Jun 2021