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We have vacancies across all of our waterways and in the offices, museums and attractions that support them. We're one of the UK's biggest charities and we take pride in everything we do
If you're thinking of getting in touch then please take a moment to look through these pages as we probably have the answer on our website
Planning & design
All you need to know about planning and design on our canals and rivers
Find a winter mooring
Find a cosy section of canal to hunker down in this winter
10 reasons to take up canoeing
It's a great way to get fit and explore our waterways at the same time
Share the Space
Take a look at our common sense guide to sharing the towpath
Find a place to fish
From reservoirs to club-managed canals and river stretches - find your nearest place to fish
Get your free guide
Download your free guide today and start exploring the waterway nature near you
Download your free guides
You've nine free days out guides to choose from - where will you go first?
Find a walk near you
Are you ready to ramble? Find a waterside stroll or a satisfying hike along our beautiful canals and rivers
Take a look at our upcoming events here.
Find your favourite waterway
With over 95 canals, rivers, reservoirs, docks and navigations, find out more about your favourite waterway
Something for everyone
Help us make a difference and have fun along the way. Find your perfect volunteer role today
Join our team
Could you join your local Towpath Taskforce team and help us to keep our canals looking lovely?
Desmond Family Canoe Trail
If you're aged 16-25 and would like to get involved with this exciting project, please get in touch
Could you be a volunteer lock keeper?
Find out what's involved with this popular volunteering opportunity
We love and care for your canals and rivers, because everyone deserves a place to escape.
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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The boat is not accessible for wheelchair users