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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 Warbler - Yellow Warbler from Hilperton

We had a lovely weekend break, a piece of tranquility and calm in this mad world at the moment

18 Oct 2020

Your recent holiday on Gull - Pacific Gull from Gailey Wharf

Absolutly amazing ive done it 4 years in a row and will carry on for life and the new showers are awsome

16 Oct 2020

Your recent holiday on Lark - Archers Lark from Blackwater Meadow Marina

Staff friendly and helpful. Boat was lovely, clean and modern.

16 Oct 2020

Your recent holiday on Weaver - Mottled Weaver from Hilperton

Nice boat and beautiful canal.

16 Oct 2020

Your recent holiday on Warbler - Aquatic Warbler from Worcester

AS ever great value and a very pleasant weekend

16 Oct 2020

Your recent holiday on Goose - Blue Goose from Hilperton

Nice boat, good service, no problems

16 Oct 2020

Your recent holiday on Thrush - American Thrush from Gayton

Gayton was very well organised especially in view of current circumstances.Everyone on site was most helpful.

16 Oct 2020

Your recent holiday on Nene - Oscar from Gailey Wharf

Overall a great holiday ,very efficient and friendly staff.

15 Oct 2020

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

Professional from start to finish, these guys just want you to have the best time ever

14 Oct 2020

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

We had a fantastic trip and look forward to booking our next one!

14 Oct 2020

Your recent holiday on Lark - Horned Lark from Alvechurch

Great modern boat with everything you need on board located in a ideal position for interesting cruising. The marina staff are very helpful & friendly leaving you relaxed, ready for your holiday. Many thanks to you all.

14 Oct 2020

Your recent holiday on Goose - White Fronted Goose from Hilperton

Professional, efficient and safe service.

13 Oct 2020