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Canal boat hire

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

With 16 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 Wren - Sedge Wren from Hilperton

Friendly greeting and immaculate boat. Had a wonderful time with our grandchildren. Everything we needed was in the boat. Would recommend for anyone but must be reasonably fit.

15 Aug 2020

Your recent holiday on Finch - Red Poll Finch from Goytre Wharf

Just what we needed for a safe getaway in the current situation. Close to home but far enough away to still be a holiday. Everything went well and we came back relaxed.

15 Aug 2020

Your recent holiday on Thrush - Fieldfare Thrush from Alvechurch

Great time, great weekend

14 Aug 2020

Your recent holiday on Swallow - Red Sea Swallow from Goytre Wharf

Wonderful, friendly service all round.

14 Aug 2020

Your recent holiday on Bunting - Little Bunting from Aldermaston Wharf

Wharf was well organised and boat was ready. Was guided through handing over procedure and fir coming back too

14 Aug 2020

Your recent holiday on Owl - Scops Owl from Blackwater Meadow Marina

Fantastic short break including the route which had locks, tunnels and two aqueducts. Highly recommended!

14 Aug 2020

Your recent holiday on Wren - Spotted Wren from Union Wharf

A great company that we have dealt with many times.

14 Aug 2020

Your recent holiday on Derwent - Astrid from Rugby Wharf

Lovely Holiday, well provisioned boat. Fun for the whole family

14 Aug 2020

Your recent holiday on Wren - Canyon Wren from Worcester

Beautiful well equipped boat, the Canyon Wren. Excellent service by the team at Worcester Marina.

14 Aug 2020

Your recent holiday on Lark - Dune Lark from Wrenbury

We had an amazing holiday, the boat was really well equipped and beautifully clean. The staff at the marina were friendly and helpful, explaining everything clearly. Would definitely book with abc again.

14 Aug 2020

Your recent holiday on Duck - Mandarin Duck from Worcester

ALL THE STAFF MADE USE WELCOME AND WERE THERE AND OFFERED USE HELP AT EVERY STAYE.

14 Aug 2020

Your recent holiday on Medway - Rodulf from Gailey Wharf

This boat is perfect for us! We've booked Rodulf before, the layout suits our needs and it is a lovely boat all round. The staff at Gailey are amazing. Everyone is friendly and knowledgeable and I would highly recommend this particular marina.

14 Aug 2020