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  Choose from one of our superb locations
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Sawley Marina

Whixall Marina

Chirk Marina

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Welcome to Hire a Canalboat Holidays

Cruising with a canine friend
Welcome to Hire a Canalboat. Our narrowboat holidays encourage you to slowwwww right down and escape from the hustle, bustle, stress and strain of modern life.
Browse our pages, get a feel for what is on offer, decide your dates and book your canal boat holiday online from either

, Whixall or Chirk. Alternatively, email your booking to

(stating dates & boat size



Hire a Canalboat  loungePlease note that our check-in for our canal boat holidays are from 2pm or 2.30pm.
All guests, whatever their level of experience, are required to take part in our reassuring and supportive 'Introduction and Training Programme' once checked in.*
If you are a first time cruiser, start readjusting your head!
A narrowboat holiday is a wonderful way of changing down a few gears! Also, do remember to bring some wet weather gear and some warm clothing – the British weather can be unpredictable!

* We always adhere to maximum occupancy rates without exception.
All craft must have the required number of able-bodied adults aboard.


Canal boat cruising through rapeseed fields
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Our Narrowboats
have been awarded
4 Stars

You can email your booking directly to
(stating dates and boat size) or telephone 01395 443529

Superb Canalboat Holidays on the Trent & Mersey and Llangollen canals