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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 - Archers Lark from Blackwater Meadow Marina

We had a great four days on the Llangollen canal. The views are outstanding over the Pontcysyllte and Chirk aqueduct. The canal boat was super clean and tidy. Could not have asked for better.

16 Jun 2021

Your recent holiday on Owl - Barn Owl from Wrenbury

This was my second stay on a canal boat and Barn owl lived up to my expectations,all of my family thoroughly enjoyed our time on board

16 Jun 2021

Your recent holiday on Thrush - Siberian Thrush from Whitchurch Marina

Well prepared and clean boat, obviously clean bedding, nice to see pillow and mattress protectors used. Handover was very efficient. All Covid safety guidelines adhered to.

16 Jun 2021

Your recent holiday on Lark - Sun Lark from Hilperton

Great time, boat was brill, weather was great, everything was spot on. Everyone at the. Marina was very friendly. Thank you, Only issue, perhaps matteress protectors could be used.

16 Jun 2021

Your recent holiday on Sandpiper - Green Sandpiper from Falkirk

We had the best time ever. Friendly helpful staff made it fun. From reception till we git back. Will definitely do it again.

16 Jun 2021

Your recent holiday on Plover - Wilson's Plover from Whitchurch Marina

We hired the Wilson Plover, a really great boat, had everything you need and more. very well cleaned and prepared for our arrivall. Super helpful and pleasant team at the marina. All in all a fab week. Will definitely be rebooking again soon!

16 Jun 2021

Your recent holiday on Thrush - Siberian Thrush from Whitchurch Marina

people were nice and informative, ran through everything with us

15 Jun 2021

Your recent holiday on Kestrel - Common Kestrel from Gailey Wharf

Service and support offered by the staff at Gailey Marina was first class - Nothing was too much trouble and they even planned a beginners route for us as first time boaters. Couldn't fault their attention, support and guidance

15 Jun 2021

Your recent holiday on Warbler - Barred Warbler from Alvechurch

From start to finish an excellent holiday

15 Jun 2021

Your recent holiday on Wren - House Wren from Gailey Wharf

Gailey Marina is our favourite marina, the staff are always very helpful especially Katie. The boat was very nice, good layout and first time weve had constant hot water.

15 Jun 2021

Your recent holiday on Woodpecker - Black Woodpecker from Wrenbury

Excellent trip and very friendly staff at the boatyard.

15 Jun 2021

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

Amazing, great company to go with, had no problems.

15 Jun 2021