This website is specifically about UK canal holidays. For Europe and Ireland holidays afloat go to our Europe Boat Hire website.
These are the stages in using this website:
1. Check out the information in our Canal Holidays Info section
This tells you about canal boats, about the canals, and facts to help you choose. You should be able to draw up a list of requirements for type of boat, size of boat, and length of holiday. You can also look at the Routes Guides section for ideas on where to go.
2. Search for a canal boat that meets your requirements
If you know when and where to go then use the UK Canal Boat Availability Search - at the top on the right.
Don't forget that when you see a boat you like you can click Add to Shortlist. You can review your Shortlist at any time, and then decide which boat to reserve.
3. Review your Boat Shortlist (and Book)
At any time you can View your Shortlist and choose a boat to reserve. It is best to put your boats in priority order to help make your booking. To book either complete the e-mail form on your Shortlist. Or you can book online.