Our Boats

Hire Directly from the people who care - the family run hire firms! Our Boats brings together 20 family run English & Welsh canal hire firms. Quality service from family firms - because these really are Our Boats.

You deal directly with us, no big holiday chains and booking agents here, just independent family firms! We personally make sure Our Boats canal holidays offer great value enjoyable breaks for families, friends & pets!

Please choose your area

North and West

Shire Cruisers give you the chance to explore the spectacular scenery of Pennine Yorkshire's uncrowded waterways. Their boats are quality graded by VisitBritain. Helpful staff give a specially thorough handover.

Marine Cruises offer well equipped 4 star 2 to 10 berth boats at 3 ideally located bases on the Scottish Lowland canals, on the Trent & Mersey Canal and the Llangollen Canal.

Family run Silsden Boats, situated in traditional Yorkshire village on picturesque Leeds Liverpool canal. 23 boats, 2 to 9 berth, 6 widebeam. All Inclusive, No Extras.

"Boatique" holidays by bearBOATING on the Leeds Liverpool Canal. Cruise the spectacular Yorkshire Dales in one of our luxurious 57' long narrowboats.

Pea Green Boats Enjoy an executive break on our pet free boats, open plan saloon, karndean flooring, & hand made kitchen. After a bracing day outside luxuriate in a spacious shower then supper by a romantic log burner!

Chas Hardern Boats, family run for over 30 years offering a fleet of excellent value, well equipped 2 to 6 berth boats for all year cruising. Ideal for Shropshire Union, Llangollen & adjoining canals.

Central England & South Wales

Rose Narrowboats are a family firm with a fleet of 23 luxury narrowboats for weekly or shortbreak rental in the heart of the Midlands canal system. On-line brochure here now.

Cambrian Cruisers, highest graded quality assured narrowboats on lovely Monmouthshire & Brecon canal in stunning Brecon Beacons National Park. Weekly hire/ short breaks for up to 6 people. Novices welcome.

Beacon Park Boats Unrivalled luxury, ultimate relaxation. Unwind on the Mon & Brecon Canal however you choose, for as long as you like, aboard our 5* canalboats, in the splendour of the Brecon Beacons.

Norbury Wharf. Independently managed, privately owned luxury narrowboats on the beautiful Shropshire Union Canal. Enjoy the country pubs, the freedom and heritage of the canals. Short long term hire available.

Starline Narrowboats are a small, friendly, family-run company based at Stourport on Severn, allowing you to cruise the majestic River Severn, Shakespeare's River Avon or the stunningly beautiful Staffs & Worcester Canal.

Fox Narrowboats run 4 and 5 star boats in the Cambridgeshire fens. Visit Ely, Cambridge or Peterborough. The Fox family have operated a hire fleet for over 35 years.

Kate Boats, a family run business, with quality narrowboats from two bases on the Grand Union Canal, ideally situated on the Warwickshire ring. Beginners welcome, full instruction given.

Southern England

College Cruisers are a long established hire fleet based right in the centre of the historic City of Oxford. Routes include the peaceful Oxford Canal and the beautiful River Thames.

Oxfordshire Narrowboats. Superb new boats from our bases on the outstandingly tranquil South Oxford Canal, and Bath on the famous K&A. Short Breaks, family holidays, larger group Big Boats our speciality.

White Horse Boats. Immerse yourself in the breathtakingly beautiful Vale of Pewsey & Kennet Valley. Discover Wiltshire's famous White Horses & Crop Circles... or just sit back and let the scenery unfold.

Foxhangers Canal Holidays on Kennet & Avon Canal below famous Caen Hill Locks, 18 new tourist board inspected narrowboats. Comfortable cruising to Roman Bath & Bristol, fully independent family run firm

The Wyvern Shipping Co. have 2 to 8 berth luxury narrow boats on the Grand Union Canal. Weekend and short breaks a speciality. Transport arranged from all London airports.

Honeystreet Boats provide Friendly Canal Boat Holidays based above the Caen Hill Flight on the Kennet and Avon Canal. With only Four boats we are totally focused on you.

Moonraker Canalboats, 5 star canal boat holidays on the beautiful K & A. Our boats are traditional style wide-beam narrowboats with fabulous accommodation, including Jaccuzzi Whirlpool baths.