Luxury Canal Holidays in the UK

Canal Boats moored in Berkhamsted Town

Our passion is to provide all of our customers with a luxury narrowboat holiday at great value. The famous Grand Union canal in south East England has lots to offer and is a popular destination for canal holidays. Here are just a few reasons to book your narrowboat holiday with us:

One of the Best Narrowboat Hire Companies in the UK

Ok, so we know we are biased, but our customer reviews on Google, TripAdvisor, Facebook and our own website speak for themselves.  With not one review rated at less than 5 stars, we know we are doing something right when it comes to providing guests with one of the best narrowboat holidays available in the UK today. Take a look at the testimonials from our previous customers here.

Simple online availability and booking system

We offer short breaks, weekly, 10 day and fortnightly hires - all bookings start and end on either a Monday or Friday. You can check availability of our luxury narrowboats online and book your UK canal holiday in just 5 simple steps. Plus, we only require a 30% deposit at the time of booking, with the remaining balance due 6 weeks before the start of your narrowboat holiday so you can spread the cost. Check availability for your next canal holiday here. 

Alternatively, please feel free to give us a call on 01296 486216 and we'll be happy to get you booked in over the phone.

Luxury Narrowboats

All of our narrowboats are unique and specifically designed with the holiday customer in mind. They offer a cosy home from home and come equipped with everything you need to enjoy a relaxing canal holiday on the Grand Union. Take a look at our luxury narrow boats for hire here.

Self-Drive, Skippered and Static Hire Available

During the main boating season (March to mid-November), our narrowboats are available to hire for either self-drive or skippered holidays allowing you to cruise the Grand Union canal and experience life on the water. During the winter season (mid-November to end of February) the boats are available to book as static hire where they remain moored in the marina, allowing you to use them as unique self catering accommodation whilst you explore the beautiful local area by car or public transport.

    Great Value Canal Holidays

    You can hire one of our luxury narrowboats for either a short break, full week, 10 days or a fortnight. The prices you see on the website are the cost for hiring the entire narrowboat, and includes basics such as parking, bed linen, gas etc. The only additional charge is for the diesel you use during your narrow boat canal holiday, which is payable when you return the boat. Click here to see everything that's included and a comparison of our luxury narrow boat hire prices.

    West Highland Terrier aboard Narrow Escape on a canal boat holiday

    Family Friendly Boating Holidays (including the dog!)

    When you cast off on a canal holiday, it's a trip where the whole family can get involved. From driving the narrowboat, planning the route and working the locks, it's a great way to work as a team and bring the family together to learn some new skills and explore new places along the way. We provide life jackets and full instruction, so you can rest assured that even the smaller family members can enjoy their canal holiday safely. Take a look at some of our previous customer reviews here.

    A Perfect Holiday for a Special Occasion

    Whether it's a birthday, anniversary or a honeymoon, a narrowboat holiday can be the perfect gift to celebrate and make some special memories. Plus with our bespoke range of merchandise and food/drinks packages, you can surprise your loved one with some special extras. Take a look at our full range of optional extras here.

    Narrow Escape moored beneath trees on a summer canal boat holiday

    Great Location

    Not only are we easily accessible from London and all surrounding areas, our location on the southern stretch of the Grand Union canal also gives you a great choice of cruising routes too. You can enjoy a quiet cruise exploring the Chilterns countryside on the main Grand Union and the Wendover Arm, or if you want a bit more adventure, there are a number of historic towns that you can visit such as Berkhamsted, Tring and Leighton Buzzard, each with a long list of attractions, events, restaurants and shops to keep your whole crew entertained. Find out more about the local area here.

    No Experience Necessary

    We provide all tuition and safety equipment as part of your holiday cost, so even if you have never been on a narrowboat before, you can book a luxury UK canal holiday with us and we'll teach you everything you need to know. We'll provide you with a map book of the south Grand Union and also help you plan your route so you can make sure you don't miss a thing. Click here to read more about boating on the UK canals.

    Take a look at our Luxury Narrowboats