Day Boat Hire in the UK

Explore the secretcanals, rivers and waterways of Britain on a delightful day out in one of our self-drive Day Boats.

Day boats operate from:

Goytre Wharf, (Mon & Brec Canal in South Wales)   Hilperton Marina, (Kennet & Avon Canal, Wiltshire)   Blackwater Meadow (Llangollen Canal, Wales)
Aldermaston Wharf, (Kennet & Avon Canal, Berkshire)   Anderton Marina, (Trent & Mersey Canal, Cheshire)   Falkirk, (Forth & Clyde canal, Scotland)
Union Wharf, (Grand Union Canal, Leicestershire)   Farncombe Boat House (River Wey - Surrey)    
Day Boat Hire

Explore the secret waterways of Britain on a delightful day out in one of our self-drive Day Boats.


Starting Locations

Choice of six cruising areas. Scotland, Cheshire, Leicestershire, South Wales, Wiltshireand Berkshire.


The Boats

We operate several sizes of day boats from six strategically placed locations. Some take up to 8 persons and others up to 12 persons.
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Check Availability ABC Boat Hire and narrowboat holidays

You can check the real time availability of all our day hire boats and make your booking online here.


About Us

We are part of the ABC Leisure Group and the largest provider of boating experiences on the UK inland waterways.


Everything Canal Boats

Everything Canal Boats is the definitive website for anyone interested in any aspect of boating on the UK canals and rivers.


For a perfect day out boating on the water

Free to amble along the canal, stopping as and when you please.

When you first arrive you will be given about 40 minutes of instruction until you are completely happy and relaxed with handling the boat.

Visit villages and pubs, or simply enjoy a picnic on board and watch the wildlife and countryside go by.

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