Whether you’re looking for boating holidays in Scotland; searching for canal boats in England to hire; or wanting to discover the Welsh countryside by water – our varied selection of UK canal locations has you covered. We currently offer boating holidays in the following locations:
Looking for boating holidays in England? Find canal boats in England scattered across the country, perfect for your next narrowboat holiday on the water.
Cruise the Kennet and Avon Canal or access the River Thames. Nearby towns include Newbury, Thatcham and Reading, with Aldermaston railway station also close by.More information
March Marina is located in Cambridgeshire - near Cambridge and Ely. Browse our canal routes and book your perfect canal boat holiday in Cambridge. Find out more about Cambridge boating from March Marina now.More information
This is one of the most northerly of our English bases with access to Cheshire, the remote and beautiful Leeds and Liverpool Canal and the Trent and Mersey.More information
Gayton Marina routes are enriched by the rolling Northamptonshire arable landscape. These routes pass through the countryside hills and woodland areas, as well as towns and villages along the way, which are all easily accessible from the canal side. Discover more about Northampton canal boat holidays from Gayton Marina.More information
Situated close to the Ellesmere Arm on the Llangollen Canal which offers scenic beauty and breathtaking engineering. Our closest base to Llangollen if you want to visit on a short break.More information
No boating enthusiast’s life is complete without a cruise on the scenic Llangollen canal. A fleet of 18 hand-crafted boats caters for anything from 2 to 8 guests. Spend a leisurely week taking in the Llangollen with its famous Pontcysyllte Aqueduct – or head north towards Chester or Nantwich.More information
Gailey Wharf is situated just off the A5 in Staffordshire, within cruising reach of the counties of West Midlands, Worcestershire, Shropshire and Cheshire.More information
We have 4 classes available from Kings Orchard. The 5 berth Plover and The 4 berth Wren, both ideal for couples and small families and the 6 berth Lark and 8 berth Warbler classes, which are great for larger families and groups.More information
Coming in the 2022 boating season, Springwood Haven Marina is ABC Boat Hire's latest addition to it's start locations. Springwood Havenis a rural marina located on the Coventry Canal in Nuneaton.More information
An ideal base for exploring the western end of the Kennet & Avon canal. Our marina has 23 narrowboats in all sizes from 47ft for just 2/4 of you, up to our largest boat, the 70ft 12 berth Swan class. Visit Bath and Bristol or cruise east to Devizes and beyond.More information
Alvechurch Marina is situated in the heart of the Midlands, with boats available for up to 12 people across several different classes of boat. Available routes include various rings and several 'there and back' options catering for holiday lengths from 3 nights to 14 nights and beyond.More information
The City of Worcester has the River Severn running through it which is overlooked by the 12th Century Worcester Cathedral.More information
Our boating holidays in Scotland show a different side to the canals than you’d experience in England and Wales. Discover more about our canal boats in Scotland now.
The Scottish Lowland Canals are quite different from the canals typical of England and Wales The Forth and Clyde is much wider than the average English canal. The Union Canal is a contour canal and has no locks at all or bridges that have to be opened.More information
Find canal boats in Wales perfect for your next boating holiday. From South Wales to the Welsh Borders, explore our boating holidays in Wales today.
The Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal is currently inaccessible from any other waterway and offers 35 miles of quiet pretty countryside from Brecon to Cwmbran. The Goytre boating routes run through the Brecon Becons Nation Park and has just a few locks.More information
For pretty scenery and stunning views, little compares to the Llangollen Canal with features including the Ellesmere 'meres' and the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct.More information