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

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! You can experience the tranquil pleasures of canal cruising by hiring a self-drive boat for a day – or even an afternoon.

A trip boat at Burnley Taking a boat trip in Burnley

Cruising along the canals is always a calming experience. You can take this relaxation one step further and enjoy a peaceful voyage without doing any of the hard work yourself by going out in a trip boat.

Trip boats operate from many of the most picturesque spots on the waterway network, including 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: 30 January 2017