Day Boat Hire

Canal boat day hire

Explore the secret waterways of Britain on one of our self-drive Day Boat Hire narrowboats

With 12 starting locations across the waterway network and boat sizes to accommodate up to 12 people, our day canal boat hire options provide enough room for everyone – whether you’re a large family, a group of friends, or work colleagues on a team building day.

Kick back and relax for the day as you enjoy watching Britain’s most stunning countryside drift by with our day boat hire service.


Enjoy your day on the water

Head over to our dedicated Day Boat Hire website now and check out our boats, locations, routes and more.

How does it work?

Once you’ve decided on one of our day canal boat hire options, you can collect your boat from us at 9.30am. Then, after check-in, one of our trained engineers will show you around the boat and ensure you're well versed before they let you begin your day boating adventure.

After a day of cruising along the waterways, you'll head back to the base ready to hand the boat back by 4.30pm. Want to know more about hiring a boat for the day?

VISIT our Day Hire website

Alternatively, if you’re interested in hiring one of our narrowboats for longer than a day, find canal boat holidays to suit you from ABC Boat Hire.