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Welcome to Canal Boat Hire

UK Marinas

Canal Boat Hire has bases throughout the United Kingdom. Our holidays are bookable online with immediate confirmation of your holiday. The hire bases are located throughout England, Scotland and Wales and are all located on the canal system. The holidays are priced per boat and not per person. more

Choice of Boats

For your convenience we provide information on each of the classes of canal boats we hire including what's on board, layout options, star rating, images of the boat and in most cases a virtual tour of the canal boat. more

Maps and Guides

Buy maps and guides online from our Amazon store. Maps are a useful resource to aid you in the planning of your trip. more

Frequently Asked Questions

Experience and licenses are not required to hire our boats. We give full boat tuition, lock training and route advice as part of your holiday induction training when you pick the boat up. The training is included in the cost of your holiday and usually takes up to a couple of hours. more

Book Online

Our stock is live and you can book and pay for your holiday on this website. Search for stock here


"The tuition and information we received was straightforward and well-delivered, which helped us to enjoy a very lovely weekend - thank you. I would certainly recommend you in the future." The Todd Family

Pet Friendly

Most of our boats are pet friendly. Please see options on the booking form when booking. more


"I'd like to say a big 'thank you' to the staff at Union Wharf for the great service afforded us last weekend. We had a warm welcome and received explanations about the process for loading the boat, the tuition and how your system works, including how things worked on board. We were very pleased with the boat - good condition, clean, tidy and very well equipped." The Todd Family

Contact Us

We are a small friendly office and are always happy to help, contact us here.
PO Box 57, Budleigh Salterton, Devon. EX9 7ZN
P: 01395 443545
Booking Office
[email protected]