Hire a narrowboat in England for a superb canal boating holiday!

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


Special offer for May 2017 - get 25% discount if you book 'Queenie' from 3rd to 10th May (7 nights). Please get in touch if you are interested.

Still good availability for 'Queenie' in 2017 less for 'Gloria'.

Star Narrowboat Holidays have two canal boats to hire all year round. We keep the same price all year too and our hire prices are inclusive of fuel.

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

Thinking about completing the Cheshire Ring in 2017? Check our availability here.

Across England and the UK there are canals stretching for thousands of miles and by hiring a narrowboat you will get a chance to discover the waterways and the British countryside.

If you are new to canal boat hire and 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 (to start with the Bridgewater canal has no locks).

A canal boat 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 Ring, The Anderton Boat Lift, Liverpool city centre, the Rochdale canal, the Leeds Liverpool canal, the Trent and Mersey and the Lancaster canal ... therefore you can fully explore the North West of England.

We also offer static houseboat hire on our linear moorings at the Bridgewater Marina/Boothstown Basin M28 1YB - 9 mi/14 km from Manchester city centre & 14 mi/22 km from Manchester Airport. From 1/11/17 to 11/03/18 'Gloria' will be available for a continuous, static, houseboat hire only - have you ever fancied living on a houseboat for a while? 'Queenie' will still be available for regular hire.

For any questions about how to hire a canal boat with Star Narrowboat Holidays please email: info@starnarrowboatholidays.co.uk or call Hester on +44 (0)7944 404 227.

Please note that we do not offer day hire!