Enjoy a day on the canal with you friends, family or work colleagues.
Ideal for family days out, friends reunions, birthdays, anniversaries, work outings, etc.
Each of our three boats can accommodate up to 10 guests with or without a skipper.
Our boats are available to hire all year round (Subject to availability) with no previous experience necessary.
It’s easy to book our boats, just follow these instructions to check all the details online or, if you prefer, just call Lucien on 01257 480 825 who will be happy to go through everything with you.


Follow these easy steps to start your booking for a smooth planned trip:

    1. Find out more About our boats;
    2. See if you can benefit from any of our Special offers as detailed;
    3. View our current Prices;
    4. See what our Latest return times are for daily hire and extensions;
    5. Check Availability of your required date for each of our boats;
    6. On the Availability & Reservations page make a reservation following the given instructions;
    7. Once you have made your reservation our system will automatically make it unavailable for anyone else to book until we have telephoned you to confirm (Please note – If you require more than one boat for a larger group you will need to make separate reservations);
    8. To confirm a booking we would need 50% of the cost of hire paid plus 100% of the cost of a skipper, if one is required.  We will telephone you to arrange this;
    9. Payment can be made by Visa or Mastercard debit or credit cards (Excluding American Express) over the phone, bank transfer or by cash (with photo address ID) in person at our office (Please note that cheques are not accepted as a form of payment);
    10. Once we have the 50% deposit we would prefer to send your booking confirmation by email or to collect in person;
    11. For those of you that like to plan ahead or for larger groups it is advisable to book ahead at any of the venues along the way, details of these can be viewed on our Route guide which can also be printed off before your trip although these are displayed on the boats;
    12. If it is of interest and instead of preparing your own food, we can organize this for you in advance from our café in a double decker bus here at The Boatyard.  Please see The Boatyard Bus Café website for details of the café but please call 07551 410 086 to discuss a buffet suitable for your group;
    13. It would be very much appreciated if you could arrive on time, following directions on your booking confirmation or viewing a map here;
    14. When you arrive we will require the remaining balance and the returnable £50.00 security deposit to be paid before departure;
    15. After a full safety brief and handling instructions from our experienced boat handlers, we will offer to come out with you until you are confident with the boat(s) for your and our peace of mind;
    17. Don’t forget to share your experience with others either on Tripadvisor, Facebook,Google  or by writing a review on our website.