Star Narrowboat Holidays

Star Narrowboat Holidays, is an independent, narrowboat hire company owned and managed by Hester Cox at the Bridgewater Marina (also known as Boothstown Basin) we are independent of the marina and any other business operating from there. We offer superb quality and reasonably priced canal boat hire in the Northwest of England, UK, we keep the same hire prices all year round and we have flexible hire start and end dates and duration of hires. We feel proud to offer two unique boats and a memorable experience to all who stay aboard 'Gloria' and 'Queenie'.

We have been enjoying great success since we started in June 2012, we've welcomed guests (beginners and experienced hirers) from many different places such as Australia, New Zealand, Canada, the United States, Denmark, Sweden, Germany, Singapore, Spain, the Netherlands, Israel and of course all over the UK. We started with 'Gloria' and in 2014 we brought 'Queenie' to the water. In October 2016 we gained Quality Accredited Boatyard (QAB) status.

We offer narrowboat holiday hire - where you take the boat out on the canal - and we also offer static hire. If you would like a static hire with a skippered boat trip we can arrange this option please ask for more info. We hope you like our website, the gallery pictures will give you a good idea of our boats and the surrounding area where they are based.

You are welcome to come and visit us and look over ‘Gloria’ and 'Queenie' and if you fancy a test run before you decide whether to make a booking or not we can arrange that.

From November 2017 to March 2018 'Gloria' will be available for a continuous, 5 month, static houseboat hire only - so if you ever fancied living on a boat for a few months this will be your chance - 'Queenie' will still be available for regular hire.

We hope to see you soon, Hester.

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Bridgewater Marina

14 Quayside Close
Greater Manchester
M28 1YB

Disability Access Information

The boat is not accessible for wheelchair users