About Us

Star Narrowboat Holidays, is an independent, narrowboat hire company owned and managed by Hester Cox at the Bridgewater Marina (also known as Boothstown Basin) as a business we are independent of the marina. 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 since we started in June 2012, we've welcomed people (beginners and experienced hirers) from many different places such as Australia, New Zealand, Canada, the United States, 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 are currently building a new boat, named 'Woodstock', to replace 'Gloria' which will be ready for June 2021.

Open all year round and we keep the same hire prices all year too. 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 and the surrounding area where we are based  - 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 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.








Email: info@starnarrowboatholidays.co.uk

Tel: +44 (0)7944 404 227

Star Narrowboat Holidays
Bridgewater Marina
14 Quayside Close
Boothstown, Worsley
Manchester, M28 1YB

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