Canal Boat Holidays & Narrowboat Hire across the UK

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

The Norfolk Broads offers 125 miles of easy boating. Hire a motor cruiser or sailing yacht.

Canal boat holidays

Northern England

Go narrowboating across the Pennines and explore the Yorkshire canals or Cheshire Ring.

Narrowboat hire

Central England

The 'Heart of England' canal network offers so much to explore on your family boating holiday.


 Falkirk Wheel Scotland

Canals in Scotland

Hire a narrowboat & experience the stunning Falkirk Wheel, & visit Edinburgh & Glasgow.

 Canal boating in Wales

Canals in Wales

The Welsh Canals offer boating holidays on the Llangollen, home of the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct.

 Exploring southern england by boat

Southern England

Boat hire on the Southern Canals & Thames, including city breaks to Bath, Oxford & Windsor.

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

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