Boat Hire

Chester or Ellesmere Port and return from Gailey Base - 10 Nights

Cruising Time Per Day 6/7.5hrs • Total Locks 80/86


On this popular countryside route the locks are well spaced for easy cruising.
Travel to Chester and then retrace your steps back to the marina which is a popular week for first time boaters. You can also continue past Chester along the Shropshire Union main line to its historic terminal on the River Mersey at Ellesmere Port. 

Mooring in Chester is within easy reach of the walled city centre with its medieval ‘rows’ where there are a variety of shops, galleries and the majestic cathedral. Chester Zoo is just a short walk from the canal.

You could also visit the National Waterways Museum at Ellesmere Port.


The following are examples of the boats that you can hire from ABC Boat Hire at Gailey Base:


Alvechurch Grebe - For a maximum of 4 people, 2+2 Berth, Length 49ft, Cruiser Stern

Viking Nene Class - For a maximum of 4 people, 2+2 Berth, Length 42ft, Crusier Stern

Viking Nene Class - For a maximum of 4 people, 2+2 Berth, Length 42ft, Crusier Stern

Alvechurch Kestrel - For a maximum of 4 people, 2+2 Berth, Length 48ft, Cruiser Stern

Alvechurch Kestrel - For a maximum of 4 people, 2+2 Berth, Length 48ft, Cruiser Stern

Alvechurch Wren - For a maximum of 4 people, 2+2 Berth, Length 49ft, Semi-traditional Stern

Viking Medway Class - For a maximum of 6 people, 4+2 Berth, Length 57ft, Cruiser Stern

Alvechurch Gull - For a maximum of 6 people, 4+2 Berth, Length 66ft, Cruiser Stern

Viking Derwent Class - For a maximum of 6 people, 4+2 Berth, Length 60ft, Cruiser Stern

Viking Derwent Class - For a maximum of 6 people, 4+2 Berth, Length 60ft, Cruiser Stern

Alvechurch Dove - For a maximum of 6 people, 4+2 Berth, Length 60ft, Cruiser Stern

Viking Wye Class - For a maximum of 8 people, 6+2 Berth, Length 68ft, Cruiser Stern

Viking Wye Class - For a maximum of 8 people, 6+2 Berth, Length 68ft, Cruiser Stern

Alvechurch Goose - For a maximum of 8 people, 6+2 Berth, Length 69ft, Semi-traditional Stern



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