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Canal Narrowboat Holidays

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We offer the widest range of canal narrow boats in the UK and Ireland. Search over 2000 canal holiday options and book online at best prices any time

Cruise the canals around London, moor in historic Bath, Oxford or Chester. Travel from Edinburgh via the stunning Falkirk Wheel. Cross the amazing Pontcysyllte Aqueduct in Wales. Explore Ireland canals from our base near Dublin.

Leaving a tunnel
Falkirk Wheel
A typical rural lock
Aqueducts and Viaducts

The narrowboat is the modern version of the cargo vessels that travelled the canals before the railways. Now these boats contain every creature comfort and are available for hire across the UK and in Ireland.

These canal boats have modern kitchens, beds which can be left made up, heating, showers and toilets. They can sleep from 2 to 12 people.

A canal holiday lets you experience the locks to go up or down hill and travel through exciting tunnels. You can cross aqueducts over valleys and rivers - the most famous is 120 feet above the ground.

At 4 miles per hour a canal narrow boat holiday is often described as 'the fastest way to slow down'.

On this website check out Canal Holidays in the UK.

For Ireland narrow boat holidays see our Ireland Boating Holidays website

Widest Choice

On this website there is the widest choice of canal boat holidays in the UK. We offer weekend and midweek breaks, week hire or longer. And all at the boat operator's price.

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On our website you can search for a boat by size, by date, by canal route, or by cruise area. Then book online for best prices.

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A typical narrow boat

Blue Water Holidays
Association of Cruise Experts
Canal Holidays, Bowers Wharf, Skipton, BD23 2PD, United Kingdom