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We resumed boat hire on 4th July - as a member of British Marine we are following their guidance on operation as well as the Canal & River Trust. We are now...

If you book a date and it needs to be changed due to the UK Government intsruction we will enable you to postpone the dates for later in 2020 or into 2021 or offer a refund.

To cope with the new situation we have made some temporary changes:

  • Hires will start and end on fixed dates
  • Hires will run for a minimum 7 nights
  • Hires will only be available for people who have previous experience of narrowboating
  • Hires will only be available for people who are from one single household

These changes are temporary & have been taken to proactively limit risk to us all & for us to manage financially.

All our hirers from outside the UK have had to cancel or postpone their hires, we have also had many cancellations and postponements from within the UK. We are limiting the number of hires we take for the remainder of 2020 partly to limit any risk of a possible spread of Covid-19 and partly to preserve the boats so that winter maintenance (and the costs) is kept as low as possible. 

For availability from September onwards see below & please get in touch:

  • Late Summer and Autumn holiday dates for 7 or more nights starting on the following dates: Next availability for our new boat 'Rosa' 21st September and for 'Queenie' 23rd October. Experienced hirers only (temporary measure). Prices include fuel, bedding, towels, coal for the solid fuel stove. 7 nights £1,470, 14 nights £2,590 and 21 nights £3,360. First come first served.

Click here to read about how we will operate in 2021




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Tel: +44 (0)7944 404 227

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