Boat trips and day boat hire

If the call of the water appeals to you, but you don’t have time to spend a week or more on a canal boat holiday, try a shorter trip.

A trip at Farnhill on the Leeds & Liverpool Canal A trip at Farnhill on the Leeds & Liverpool Canal

You can experience the tranquil pleasures of canal cruising by hiring a self-drive boat for a day or just a few hours. 

If you're unsure about taking the controls, take advantage of the many short boat trips based at picturesque spots along our waterways.

Some of our museums and attractions even offer you the chance to go back in time and enjoy a voyage on a horse-drawn narrowboat.

Last date edited: 17 September 2020