Canal Boat day hire


Anglo Welsh - Narrowboats - Canal Day Boat Hire


If you've ever fancied messing about on the river, but not had the confidence to do it, our canal boat day hire is a chance to dip a toe into the water... although, perhaps not literally. A great way to enjoy the experience of life on a narrow boat, share time with family and friends, or even make something of a special occasion, our day hire boats depart from selected locations around England and Wales.

All boats are equipped with everything you need for a leisurely day afloat, including a fridge and a toilet. Just bring your friends and family, food and drink, and after some expert tuition you're away!??

We have day boats at most of our bases and prices start from just £10 per person - to a maximum party size of 10. Cruising hours during the season are from 9am to 4pm.

For more details, contact our booking team on 0117 3041122.

Alcohol - a sad but necessary warning
Whilst we want everyone to enjoy their Dayboat cruise, our primary concern is for your Health & Safety and that of others on the waterway.
As such, the Base Staff will not allow excessive amounts of alcohol to be taken aboard the boats and will decline to handover any boat where they feel this may be an issue. This would result in you forfeiting your booking payment.
Equally, if any boat crew is reported causing disruption on the waterway due to unruly behaviour, the crew will be escorted from the boat and all payments and security deposits will be forfeited. The crew would also be reported to the Waterway authorities
, which could result in prosecution.

Day boat hire price guide

Anglo Welsh - Narrowboats - Canal Day Boat Hire

Day Boat Hire Terms and Conditions


Anglo Welsh - Narrowboats - Canal Day Boat Hire

Why Anglo Welsh?

40 years providing unique holidays
Modern & spacious fleet – from 2 to 12 berths
Wide choice of locations and routes
For novices & experienced boaters
Flexible booking, no hidden costs
Family friendly, pets welcome


Celebrity Traveller 

"As always with these guys, the staff who showed us over the boat were lovely, the boat itself was really comfy and within minutes we were off and cruising."
Stan Cullimore from 80's band "The Housemartins"

"Everything about the boat and the instruction was fantastic; and yes, women are better at driving narrowboats as well as cars!!! See you next year!"
Judith from Surrey

Ways to Book

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