Two narrowboats for hire for a relaxing British waterways holiday!

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Gloria is 57ft (17.37m) & sleeps 2-4 people
Queenie is 50ft (15.45m) & sleeps 2 people

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We are open all year round, keep the same price all year too and our hire prices are inclusive of fuel.

We offer flexibility in that you can hire our boats for any number of nights from whatever dates you want – subject to availability.

If you are new to canal holidays no problem - we will teach you how to handle the boats, offer advice on what routes to take and we’ll make sure you feel ready to go off on your own (the Bridgewater canal has no locks).

A barge holiday aboard Gloria or Queenie can be as relaxing or as active as you choose. You will have good access to the Cheshire Ring, The Four Counties RingThe Anderton Boat Lift, Liverpool city centre, the Rochdale canal, the Leeds Liverpool canal, the Trent and Mersey and the Lancaster canal.

We also offer static houseboat hire on our lovely moorings at the Bridgewater Marina/Boothstown Basin M28 1YB - 9 mi/14 km from Manchester city centre & 14 mi/22 km from Manchester Airport.