The UK's largest choice of Canal Boat Holidays

Whether you fancy working the locks aboard a narrowboat or widebeam barge on the UK canals or a modern sports cruiser or traditional sailing yacht on the Norfolk Broads, Canalia offers you one place to check live availability and online booking on over 1,800 boats for hire throughout the UK waterways on the canals, rivers and Norfolk Broads.
Simply enter the dates you wish to hire your boat plus the details of which waterways you wish to explore and your party details and you will be able to search over 150,000 self-drive boating holidays throughout the UK. If you need any help or advice, please see our online route guides or call our boating holiday team on 0845 127 1020 (+44 1252 796400).

Featured Waterways & Destinations


 Traditional cruiser on the Norfolk Broads

Norfolk Broads

Relaxed lock free boating on the UK's newest National Park. Sailing yachts & motor cruisers.

Canal boat holidays

Northern England

Navigate your boat across the Penines, or explore the Yorkshire Dales & Cheshire Ring.

Narrowboat hire

Central England

The heart of the historic UK canal network with so much to do for all the family.


 Falkirk Wheel Scotland

Canals in Scotland

'Fly' aboard the stunning Falkirk Wheel, & visit Edinburgh & Glasgow.

 Canal boating in Wales

Canals in Wales

The spectacular Pontcysyllte aqueduct, Chirk tunnel. The perfect family boating holiday.

 Exploring southern england by boat

Southern England

Historic Bath, the River Wey, Guildford, Lee & Stort, the spires of Oxford & the River Thames.

The kids loved helping to steer our narrowboat... Fantastic canalside pub food & the dog had a great time too!...

Waterways Holidays Reviews