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  • Narrow boat holidays on the UK Canals

    holiday aboard a traditional canal narrowboat...

  • Norfolk Broads boat hire

    or hire a luxury Norfolk Broads cruiser...

  • Sailing a traditional yacht on the Norfolk Broads

    or skipper a classic Norfolk Broads yacht...

  • Operating locks on a canal boat holiday

    or enjoy working the historic locks along the canals...

  • Dine out in a Norfolk Broads waterfront pub

    & enjoy the many waterside pubs & restaurants...

  • Relaxing on a barge amid scenic landscapes

    or just escape the crowds on your own hire boat...

  • Hire a classic wooden Broads cruiser

    for something different try a classic wooden cruiser...

Find your perfect Canal boating holiday or Norfolk Broads boat hire at the best direct booking prices. Check price & availability on over 1,800 hire boats from 80 bases then reserve online or call our boating team on 01252 796400.

The Norfolk Broads

Norfolk Broads Boat Hire

Explore the beautiful Norfolk Broads National Park....

The Norfolk Broads offers a unique lock free boating experience. Click to here to find out more about hiring a boat on the Norfolk Broads.

  Norfolk Broads Boat Hire information

Waterways of England

Canal Boat Holidays UK

Discover over 3,000 miles of England's Canals & Rivers...

Hire a narrowboat or widebeam barge to explore the rural rivers & canals of England. Take a city break by boat or simply enjoy the stunning scenery.

  England Waterways information on Canal Boat Hire

Latest Special Offers!

Last Minute Boating Holiday Offers

Fantastic savings off selected discounted boating holidays...

Check out our latest Boating Holiday Special Offers and lowest prices on a great choice of self-drive hire boats on the canals and Norfolk Broads.

  Boating holiday discounts and special offers

Waterways of Scotland

Canal Boat Hire Scotland

Ride aboard the Falkirk Wheel & visit Edinburgh & Glasgow...

The Forth & Clyde Canal & the Union Canal offer the opportunity to cruise between Edinburgh & Glasgow & to ride the incredible Falkirk Wheel.

  Scotland canal boat hire page

Waterways of Wales

Narrowboat Holidays in Wales

Cruise the Brecon Beacons or Pontcysyllte Aqueduct...

Wales offers the tranquil Monmouth & Brecon Canal or the stunning Llangollen Canal with the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct World Heritage Site.

  Waterways of Wales information

Family Boating Holidays

Family Boating Holidays

Stuck for ideas - see our selection of family favourites...

With so many family attractions along the UK waterways, its difficult to know where to start! We have a few family boating holiday ideas to help you.

  Family boating holidays page

Waterways Holidays - UK Canal Boat Holidays and Norfolk Broads Boat Hire. Choice of Narrowboats, Cruisers, Widebeam Canal Barges & Norfolk Broads Sailing Yachts.

Find your ideal Canal, Norfolk Broads or River Thames boating holiday from our boat availability search of over 1,800 narrowboats, cruisers & sailing yachts from 60 leading boat hire operators across the UK and a choice of over 80 boat hire start locations throughout the waterways of England, Scotland and Wales. No previous boating experience is required as full instruction on boat handling is provided at the start of your holiday on arrival at the boat yard to collect your hire boat.


Your holiday boat hire booking contract is always directly with the owners of your selected hire boat at the best available price including any applicable discounts or special offers. No booking fees are charged. Just choose your holiday location, dates, group size and check availability to find your perfect boat. Then reserve your boating holiday online at the direct booking price or call us for advice between 9am & 7pm (UK) Monday to Friday or 9am to 5.30 pm Saturday and Sunday on 01252 796400 (+44 01252 796400).

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