Narrowboat Holidays & Luxury Self Drive Canal Boat Hire

A narrowboat on the canal, a customer on a canal holiday
Narrowboat holidays in the Heart of England. Rent a canal boat and experience the magic.

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!

Dogs and canals go together, the dogs can just be part of the holiday. We have our own dogs and are well aware of the scenario when you are on a self catering holiday and go out for the day. You spend lots of time worrying about where you can stop, will the dogs be able to get out, you want to have a look at something and it is too hot for the dogs to stop in the car – is this familiar? On the boat you can just relax and know they are ok, apart from the odd unintentional swim!

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. Our shop sells canal souvenirs, canal maps & guides for your canal holiday, books and chandlery.

Narrowboat holidays in the heart of England, Canal boat hire
A narrowboat on a self drive narrowboat holuday on the Grand Union Canal

Canal Boat Holidays

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

Self drive Canal Boat Holidays and Narrowboat Holidays

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Narrowboat Holidays – Reviews

  • Jacqui Eyley
    Jacqui Eyley
    16:20 03 Jan 18
    Great service from friendly staff. Well kitted out boat for a pleasant meander up to Warwick.
    James Symons
    James Symons
    09:55 03 Sep 17
    Hired a canal boat for the week from Kate Boats in Warwick. Boat was well kitted out and clean. We were able to get a Tesco order delivered to the boat before we arrived which was handy. Staff were friendly and helpful although slightly more instruction on the boat basics wouldn't have gone amiss. Had a lovely time pootling about on the canals with the family.
    David White
    David White
    09:08 28 Oct 17
    Just had a lovely week on 'Georgina'. An 8 berth narrowboat from Kate Boats in Warwick. We went to Stratford via Hatton flight and the Staffordshire upon Avon canal. We had a lovely meal at the Fleur De Lys pub and also the The Golden Bee in Stratford. The boat was fantastic with a good galley, comfortable beds, efficient engine/heating and lots of storage.
    Stuart Johnson
    Stuart Johnson
    15:58 22 Oct 17
    Novices on a barge - no problems thanks to Kateboats - good service and happy to recommend.
    Paul Loveday
    Paul Loveday
    13:18 09 Jan 18
    Great staff, very friendly and knowledgeable, boats are spot on..
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Kate Boats
Kate Boats,
Nelson Lane,Warwick,Warwickshire-CV34 5JB,
Telephone No.01926492968
Self drive narrowboat hire in the Heart of England. Hire a narrowboat and experience the magic of the canals of England
Self drive narrowboat hire in the Heart of England. Hire a narrowboat and experience the magic of the canals of England