Day hire and boat trips

If the call of the waterside appeals to you, but you don’t have time to spend a week or more on a narrowboat holiday, then fear not!

A trip boat at Burnley Taking a boat trip in Burnley

You can experience the tranquil pleasures of canal cruising by hiring a self-drive boat for a day or why not let one of the many short boat trips around our waterways take the strain?

Cruising along the canals is always a calming experience. 

Trip boats run from many of the most picturesque spots on our canals and rivers. inluding our museums and attractions – some offering the chance to go back in time and enjoy a voyage on a horse drawn narrowboat.

You can find details of hire boat operators in our directory.

Last date edited: 4 June 2019