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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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See for yourself how relaxing a canal boating holiday can be!

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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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A Brochure

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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Maps & Guides

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Don't take our word for it...

Feefo average score: 4.5 out of 5.

Your recent holiday on Wren - House Wren from Gailey Wharf

We had a lovely relaxing time on a great boat, modern, clean and very well equipped, the staff were friendly and helpful and we will definitely come again

28 Oct 2020

Your recent holiday on Warbler - Barred Warbler from Alvechurch

the boat was in good condition. Staff very helpful.

27 Oct 2020

Your recent holiday on Lark - Bar Tailed Lark from Anderton

Another excellent trip with ABC, lovely boat with everything you could possibly need! Very comfortable and well maintained.

24 Oct 2020

Your recent holiday on Swift - Alpine Swift from Blackwater Meadow Marina

Relaxing experience with very required facility

23 Oct 2020

Your recent holiday on Wren - Sedge Wren from Hilperton

Excellent and efficient service

23 Oct 2020

Your recent holiday on Woodpecker - Syrian Woodpecker from Aldermaston Wharf

Great company to go with - staff so lovely and boats comfy,especially the bedding!!! Very well equipped and a good time to go on the canal, as not too busy.

23 Oct 2020

Your recent holiday on Kestrel - Lesser Kestrel from Gailey Wharf

Great boat, clean and fully equipped, good handover and friendly helpful staff.

23 Oct 2020

Your recent holiday on Wren - Marbled Wren from Reedley Marina

Great holiday, great boat. But what really made the difference was Roy, the marina manager, who made us feel so welcome, gave us great instruction, and was very welcoming when we returned,.

23 Oct 2020

Your recent holiday on Goose - White Fronted Goose from Hilperton

Very well informed with great staff. More information on places to eat etc would be nice.

23 Oct 2020

Your recent holiday on Tyne - Bryn from Rugby Wharf

Very enjoyable holiday and boat as described

22 Oct 2020

Your recent holiday on Sandpiper - Purple Sandpiper from Gayton

Thoroughly enjoyed the break, the boat was well kitted out and easy to use.

22 Oct 2020

Your recent holiday on Wren - Marsh Wren from Hilperton

Excellent service, quick and easy when we arrived despite the Covid restrictyions. Very friendly staff who were all very pleasant amnd welcoming.

22 Oct 2020