Chiltern Canal Boat Holidays is a family-run business providing canal boat hire in the beautiful countryside of the Chiltern Hills, south east England. Enjoy a slower pace of life on the waterways while you reconnect with nature and wake up to a stunning new view every day!
Offering full week, mid-week and weekend boat hires, our canal boats (also commonly referred to as narrow boats, long boats or barges) are all unique and designed by us for a memorable and luxury canal boat holiday on the water. Located on the south Grand Union canal, you can enjoy a relaxing canal cruise through the Chiltern Hills with it's beautiful countryside, historic towns and quaint villages.
Whether you are an experienced boater looking at hiring a canal boat to explore a new part of the UK canals, or a beginner wanting to experience your first holiday on a narrowboat, our canal holidays are perfect for you! We provide all safety equipment and a free introductory session at the start of your holiday which is tailored to you, so you can enjoy a safe and relaxing break, no matter what your experience.
Unwind on a peaceful getaway where you can live among nature and experience a slower pace of life.
Wake up to a stunning new view every day when you discover beautiful nature spots and historic towns.
Make new memories and get the whole crew involved in boating safely (even the smallest members!)
"A canal boating holiday is all about the journey, not the destination"
We had a very enjoyable trip using one of Chiltern Canal Boats- Narrow Escape. We were on the water for 8 days and even though things were a little hampered by CV19 we spent some glorious days up the Wendover Arm with all its splendor and great walking areas. We will be back!
Lovely boat, organised and administered by Gareth and Corinne who were so helpful and friendly. Well equipped and well priced. Can't wait for our next visit!
We had a fantastic week on the boat, and would highly recommend it. The owners are really lovely and gave us training as we were first timers! The boat was really nicely decorated and well equipped, and had everything you could possibly need. This will definitely not be our last boating holiday!
Sally & Simon