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Norfolk Broads and Canal Boat Hire on Britain's Waterways

Hickling and Stalham Acle Beccles and Oulton Broad Brundall Wroxham & Horning Cheshire Ring Forth & Clyde and Union Canals Heart of England Kennet & Avon Llangollen Canal Oxford And Grand Union

Thinking of a boating holiday for your next get-away? You've come to the right place, we feature hundreds of boating holidays across all the popular canals, and many peoples favourite, the Norfolk Broads. Wherever you're looking to take your boating break, there's bound to be something which will take your fancy.

Latest boatyards

The selection of boatyards which are available is increasing all the time, so to help you spot the cruisers and canals we've included the latest below.

Selected Boatyard

We sometimes feature a particular boat-yard, and the latest "selected boat-yards" are shown below. There is a variety of reasons for us choosing a selected boat-yard: they may feature some new boats which we feel need to be mentioned; or the boatyard in question is in a particularly nice place - or maybe, we just took a fancy to the boat-yard in question! Anyway, have a look at some of these and see whether there's a boating holiday for you.

Trevor in Llangollen
Many canal boats await you at Trevor in Canal Wharf, Llangollen. Sleeping between 4 and 12 people, you can cruise over the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct!.. Find out more about Trevor
Ashby Boats in Nuneaton
Choose a narrowboat on the Ashby Canal from Ashby Boats in Stoke Golding. Boats include Ambion (sleeps 8), Ashby (sleeps 4), Bosworth (sleeps 10), Carlton (sleeps 4), Golding (sleeps 7), Hawkesbury (sleeps 10), Measham (sleeps 7), Moira (sleeps 4), Oakthorpe (sleeps 10), Shackerstone (sleeps 5), Shenton (sleeps 2) and Willoughby sleeps 6... Find out more about Ashby Boats
Blackwater Meadow Marina in Cheshire Ring & Llangollen Canal
See the stunning scenery around the Llangollen Canal with a narrowboat holiday at Blackwater Meadow Marina in Ellesmere. A selection of narrowboats sleeps from 4 to 8 people.. Find out more about Blackwater Meadow Marina
Union Wharf in Leicestershire
Explore the North Oxford Canal and South Oxford Canal during your narrowboat holiday at Union Wharf in Market Harborough. Narrowboats sleep between 4 and 10 people... Find out more about Union Wharf
Mill Green in Reading
Enjoy a boating holiday on the Thames, or on the Kennet and Avon Canal, with the narrow boat Gina, available from Mill Green in Caversham. Sleeping 6 people, with is lovely narrow boat to explore the waterways... Find out more about Mill Green
Broom Boats in Norfolk Broads
Enjoy a Norfolk Broads cruise for a few days with a boating holiday from Broom Boats in Brundall. Choose from Broom Cadet or Broom Captain which sleep 2 and 4 people respectively... Find out more about Broom Boats
Thrupp in Oxfordshire
Take the family on a canal holiday in Oxfordshire with a few days on Muddy Waters based in Thrupp. Sleeping 8 people, Muddy Waters is an ideal way to take the children on a canal holiday... Find out more about Thrupp
Topcraft Cruisers in Norfolk Broads
Topcraft Cruisers is a family run boat-yard, supplying top quality cruisers for your boating holiday. Ranging from 2 berth to 8 berth - there's bound to be something which takes your fancy. If you're after a boating holiday on the Norfolk Broads, this could be the place for you to hire your boat from... Find out more about Topcraft Cruisers
Royalls Boatyard in Norfolk Broads
Royalls Boatyard is a family run boat-yard, supplying a range of top quality cruisers for your boating holiday. Situated in Wroxham, this boat-yard makes an ideal starting point for you Norfolk Broads adventure... Find out more about Royalls Boatyard
Gayton Marina in Grand Union Canal
Gayton Marina hires a variety of canal boats - coming in a range of berthages, from 4 - 12. The central location makes a this a great place to start your canal adventure... Find out more about Gayton Marina

The Norfolk Broads

An ever popular destination for a spot of boat based relaxation, the Norfolk Broads features some great cruisers to hire. There are many small towns and villages dotted around Norfolk and north Suffolk, so no matter how many times you've been on a Norfolk Broads holiday, there's always something new for you to try. Where to start your Norfolk Broads boating holiday from, that's the question. We've feature boat yards in pretty much all the best places. Have a look at Acle, Brundall, Hickling & Stalham, Wroxham & Horning in Norfolk. Or try Beccles and Oulton Broad in north Suffolk. There's plenty of choice, so you'll get the boat you want.

Beccles in Suffolk

Beccles is a lovely market town in north Suffolk - and marks the southern point of the Norfolk Broads. You can start your Norfolk Broads holiday at Beccles, or just pass through this town on the River Waveney. We would, however, recommend a stop at Beccles Quay to spend some time looking around the town. It's well worth a visit.


If a canal holiday is the type of boating break you want, we've got plenty of choice for you to take your pick from. Canals all have their own charm, and you can choose from a variety of bases, on a selection of canals. Try Cheshire Ring, Forth & Clyde and Union, Heart of England, Kennet and Avon, Llangollen or Oxford and Grand Union. There's more than enough canal boats there to keep you going, just choose the area of the country you want to see from a different view-point, and take your canal boat out for a few days of peaceful cruising.

Selected boat-yard

We've selected a boat-yard on the canal network this month. Anderson Boats has a reputation for the high standards of its boats - which are available for you to cruise down a whole host of canals, including the Llangollen Canal, Macclesfield Canal, The Cheshire Ring, Four Counties Ring, Chester and Shropshire Union Canal. With a choice of narrowboats which sleep between 2 people (great for a romantic break) to 8 people.

Boating holidays - a perfect way to relax

Boating holidays are well known for their relaxation qualities, and travelling at a steady 4mph, you can't help but relax. Whether you're after a cruiser on the Norfolk Broads, or a narrowboat/barge on one of the UK's waterways, why not try a holiday afloat.

Boats in France

Want to try something a bit further afield? Why not try boating holidays in France. You'll get that relaxed feeling with a bit of continental flare thrown in. For boating holidays in Europe have a look at boats in South of France, Brittany, Burgundy, Lot, Alsace Lorraine, Anjou, Ardennes, Charente and Somme Picardy. Whether you fancy a cruiser or narrowboat, you're sure to find that boat you'll love.

Choose your boat from the following areas

Boating holidays on the Norfolk Broads and Canals

Sleeps 2 - 4 | Sleeps 4 - 8 | Sleeps 8+

Norfolk Broads

Acle | Beccles and Oulton Broad | Brundall | Hickling & Stalham | Wroxham & Horning

Cheshire Ring | Forth & Clyde and Union | Heart of England | Kennet and Avon | Llangollen | Oxford and Grand Union

And finally, we'd like to mention some partners we've dealt with - supplying all different aspects of boats and boating. If you need something boat related, hopefully one of these people will help you out.

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