Canal boat hire on the English Canals

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So where can I go?

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Luxury narrowboat holidays and canal boat hire

Which Narrowboat?

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Can the dog come?

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Will the children enjoy it?

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Luxury narrowboat on the grand union canal

Help – I’ve never done this before!

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Narrowboat Holiday Brochure

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Luxury Narrowboat Holidays and Self Drive Canal Boat Hire

Whether you’re looking for a family holiday with a difference or just want to unwind and take life at a more tranquil pace, each boat in our luxury narrowboat holiday fleet provides a level of comfort and convenience that is normally associated with privately owned narrowboats.

Don’t forget the boat is the holiday, you don’t need to allow for those expensive days out during the week! Our quoted prices INCLUDE diesel and damage waiver (and linen and car parking) – if you are comparing prices with other narrowboat holiday firms make sure you compare like for like!

Kate Boats are Tourist Board inspected and star ratings for each narrowboat are displayed on the relevant pages, and online availability and reservation is now also a feature, but please feel free to phone or email if you would like to discuss your canal holiday plans.

If you need any further information about canalboat holidays or hiring a narrowboat please feel free to request a brochure, or email,, or phone, 01926 492968. We can discuss suitability of boats, advise on availability and take your narrowboat hire booking over the phone.

We build bespoke narrow boats to order to meet customers own specifications, we also service and refit narrow boats as well as providing canal side services such as moorings, water, elsan disposal and pump out facilities. We sell diesel and Calor gas and our shop sells canal souvenirs, canal maps & guides for your canal holiday, books and chandlery.

Canal Boat Hire

For narrowboat holiday bookings and the best of canal boat hire telephone 01926 492 968 or email