We love and care for your canals and rivers, because everyone deserves a place to escape.

Saltway Narrowboat Hire

Saltway Narrowboat Hire

Whether you are looking for a relaxing holiday away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life or you are looking for a holiday with a little bit of adventure; the beauty of canal holidays is that you get to choose! Waking up to a new view every morning is a great way to start any day.

We are a small, friendly, family-run narrowboat hire company based at the brand new Droitwich Spa Marina on the beautifully restored Droitwich Barge Canal; part of the Midland canal network. The marina has fantastic luxury toilet and shower facilities, including individual bathrooms and underfloor heating and also has secure parking. It is in an excellent location being just 2 miles from Junction 5 of the M5 motorway and a short stroll along the towpath to the picturesque town of Droitwich Spa. 

You have the choice of a long weekend or mid-week break, where you can take advantage of the unique 2 day cruising ring, taking in Droitwich and Worcester or extend your adventure by a few more days and travel further afield; visiting Stratford-Upon-Avon perhaps.

There is a route to suit all and any you take has an abundance of pubs so cooking on board is always optional!

We have personally selected our boats based on the question ‘would we be happy to hire them ourselves?’. We also feel that they are little bit different from other hire boats; Isabel for example may well be the only tug style narrowboat for hire on the canals! They all come with a comprehensive inventory and a full handover where we will take you through the 1st lock, so a canal holiday with us is suitable for experienced boaters or those new to the canals. We are also at the end of a telephone if you have any queries during your travels.

We offer flexible availability, including not restricting you to weekly hires during the peak holiday periods. Our changeover days are either Friday, Saturday or Monday for your convenience.

Please explore our website and feel free to contact us to ask any questions.

We look forward to hearing from you.

  • Canal boat holidays (self-drive)