This page was last updated on 21/10/20

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.

If you book a date and it needs to be changed due to the UK Government instruction 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 3 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. 

We are based in Greater Manchester and we are currently in a tier 3 lockdown area. We can not offer hires whilst we are in tier 3. We will review when we can next offer hires when our tier 3 status is officially reviewed/changed. At this stage 2021 is getting booked up please follow the link below to find out how we will operate in next year:

 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