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We will be open to resume boat hire from 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.

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. Our usual practice of taking lots of hires in the main season (March to November) and then a costly winter maintenance schedule, paid for from the seasonal hires, can not go ahead this year as financially this would not be doable. 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.

To cope with the new situation that the pandemic has brought we have made some adaptations:

  • Hires will start and end on fixed dates only
  • Hires will run for a minimum 7 nights only
  • Hires will only be available for people who have previous experience (within last 8 yrs) of narrowboating

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






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: 2nd Sept, 9th Sept, OR 2nd to 23rd Sept (21 nights). 23rd Oct, 30th Oct, 6th Nov, 13th Nov all aboard 2 berth Queenie. Experienced hirers only (temporary measure). Prices include fuel, bedding, towels, coal for the solid fuel stove. 7 nights £1,130, 14 nights £2,250 and 21 nights £2,882. 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