About Us

Star Narrowboat Holidays, is an independent, narrowboat hire company owned and managed by Hester Cox. We started in 2012 at Bridgewater Marina (also known as Boothstown Basin) and in September 2021 we moved to Anderton Marina, Uplands Road, Anderton, Northwich, Cheshire, CW9 6AJ on the Trent and Mersey canal. We always aim to provide superb quality canal boat hire in the Northwest of England, UK and we are proud to offer unique boat hire and a memorable experience to all who stay aboard. 

We have been enjoying great success for the last 10 years. We've welcomed people (beginners and experienced hirers) from many different places such as Australia, New Zealand, Canada, the US, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Germany, Singapore, China, Egypt, Spain, France, the Netherlands, South Africa, Israel and of course all over the UK. We started with Gloria and in 2014 we brought Queenie to the water. In October 2016 we gained Quality Accredited Boatyard (QAB) status. Our boat Gloria had it's last hire in August 2020 and we have built (July 2021) our new boat, named Woodstock, to replace Gloria.

We offer narrowboat holiday hire - where you take the boat out on the canal and static hire at our peaceful base. We also offer Experience Days, Deluxe Experience Days and Gift Vouchers.

We hope you like our website, the gallery pictures will give you a good idea of our boats  - thanks to Laura Hutchinson who took most of the interior boat photos.

If you ‘like’/'follow' us on our Facebook you will be kept up to date with special offers, late availability and perhaps some extra delights! You can follow our new build and lots more on Instagram.

You are welcome to come and visit us and look over Queenie and Woodstock before you make any decisions about a hire.

We look forward to meeting you.






 Hester in the middle

Hester in the middle with Mark & Ruth
(super hirers)

Email: info@starnarrowboatholidays.co.uk

Tel: +44 (0)7944 404 227

Star Narrowboat Holidays
Anderton Marina
Uplands Road


We are located on the Trent and Mersey canal.

Star Narrowboat Holidays gained QAB status in 2016.We are a member of the British Marine Federation