NarrowboatDayHire Ltd
NarrowboatDayHire Ltd
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Sightseeing ToursBoat HireSelf-Guided Tours & RentalsDay Trips
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
About
Welcome to Narrowboat Day Hire, your one-stop shop for the perfect day out on the water. We have three beautiful narrowboats available for you to hire for the day, and each can accommodate 10 people. You can either hire the boat yourself or hire a skipper (First Aid trained and holds DBS) to take care of all the details for you and make sure you have a great time. We give full training and each boat has everything on board to make a splendid day on the canal; a galley and picnic tables, a bathroom and life vesta too! The canal is full of history and beauty, from quaint villages to beautiful countryside. It's also great fun for all ages—so bring your family, friends, or colleagues along! We're only a few miles away from London, so there's no excuse not to come to visit us!
Tring, Hertfordshire, England

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Sarah and Alex D
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
Steve the host was amazing. Full of helpful information, very enthusiastic and very encouraging for a group that hadn’t been on a canal boat for decades the facilities on board were excellent and he count have done more to make it a great day out.
Written 21 April 2024
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Hollie D
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
Superb day out, we went north on the grand union canal, which was picturesque and full of nature. We stopped at the grand junction pub the perfect distance away with really good quality food and drink. The boat was really fun to drive, well appointed, and the host made the experience super special too. Overall a very memorable and joyful family day outing.
Written 13 April 2024
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Karen F
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
We had a great day out on the Victoria as a family birthday celebration. The boat was well equipped and easy to handle. Steve the owner was very helpful and friendly and even let us change day af short notice due to the weather. We took a picnic lunch and took in a lovely quiet stretch of the Grand Union going north. What a treat, saw so much!
Written 13 April 2024
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Roger F
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
Fantastic day out with my family. A belated birthday present from my son and daughter in law, thank you both. Steve our host was very friendly and welcoming and gave very clear instructions on how to use the boat and health and safety . The boat was clean and tidy and well stocked with all the essentials we needed. A lovely relaxing day, away from the stress and strain of modern life, slowly meandering along the Grand Union canal towards Marsworth, taking in the wonderful countryside and wildlife. Easy stop off's for lunch and tea breaks etc. Looking forward to the next boat day out.
Written 13 April 2024
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Faith H
London, UK1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
I recommend every one. Great time.
I started from 11am to 6pm but time goes to fast. Very relaxing and easy to drive the ship.
Written 10 April 2024
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Nathaniel J
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
This was an absolutely lovely day out. It was our first time on a canal boat, and we loved it. Everyone on the canal was really friendly and helpful. Learning how to control the boat and how to operate the locks was a truly great experience, and we can't wait to do it again.
Written 1 April 2024
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Nathaniel, I'm thrilled to hear that your first time on a canal boat was such a lovely experience! It's always wonderful to welcome newcomers to the canals and introduce them to the joys of narrowboat life. The camaraderie among canal-goers is indeed something special, and I'm glad you found everyone friendly and helpful. Learning the ropes of boat control and lock operation is a huge part of the adventure, and it sounds like you took to it with enthusiasm. These experiences are what make "canal boat day hire" so unique and rewarding. I'm delighted that you're eager to do it all over again. We can't wait to have you back for another adventure, perhaps exploring new stretches of water or deepening your canal boating skills. Whether you're interested in "hire a narrow boat for the day" or considering a longer "narrowboat rental London" experience, we're here to ensure your next journey is as enjoyable as your first. Looking forward to welcoming you aboard again soon for more memorable moments on the water. - Steve
Written 2 April 2024
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Bethany B
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
It was an amazing day out with friends. The boat was perfect and was equip with many facilities to provide for the whole day. The area was lovely and there were many areas you could stop at to look at the views or stop for some food. There was things to do for everyone, from sitting in the boat lookat the views and having a nice chat to opening and closing locks and steering thr boat. It's a perfect day out for friends or families. I would definitely recommend this an entertaining day out .
Written 1 April 2024
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Bethany, I'm thrilled to hear that your day out with friends on the canal was amazing! It's great to know that the boat met all your needs, equipped with facilities to ensure you were comfortable and well-provided for throughout the day. Our goal is always to ensure that our "canal boat day hire" offers not just a journey, but a complete and enjoyable experience that allows you to create lasting memories with friends and family. The beauty of the canal and its surroundings is indeed something special, and I'm glad you took the opportunity to explore and appreciate the various stopping points along the way. Whether it was enjoying the views, engaging in conversations, or getting hands-on with the locks and steering, it sounds like there was something for everyone to enjoy. It's wonderful to hear you'd recommend this as an entertaining day out for both friends and families. Offering a day filled with diverse activities and the chance to experience the unique joys of "narrowboat day hire" is something we're passionate about. Thank you for your kind words and recommendation. We're looking forward to welcoming you back for another perfect day on the water, perhaps exploring new areas or revisiting your favourite spots for more adventure and relaxation. - Steve
Written 2 April 2024
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Becky W
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
We had an amazing day and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves , would certainly love to do this again soon. The service was very good and the boat was good too.
Written 1 April 2024
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Becky, I'm so pleased to hear you had an amazing day out on the canal and enjoyed every moment of it! It's wonderful to know that our service and the boat lived up to your expectations, making your adventure on the water as enjoyable as possible. We aim to ensure that "hire a canal boat for the day" is a fun, memorable experience for guests of all ages, and it sounds like we succeeded with your trip! We'd certainly love to welcome you back for another day of exploration and fun on the canals. Whether you're looking to master more locks, discover new stretches of the waterway, or simply enjoy the peaceful surroundings, we're here to provide everything you need for a great day out. Thank you for your kind words about our service and the boat. It means a lot to us, and we're already looking forward to your next visit. Here's to more amazing days on the canal! - Steve
Written 2 April 2024
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Alaynie J
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
We hired a boat for the day and it was stunning! The views were exceptional and the boat was nice and cosy for all 10 of us. The journey was peaceful and it was surprisingly fun to do all 7 locks there and back. A special thanks to Steve who was so welcoming and kind to all of us upon our arrival. Would definitely like to come back again!
Written 1 April 2024
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Alaynie, I'm thrilled to hear that your day out on the boat was such a stunning experience! Ensuring that the boat feels cosy and comfortable for all our guests, even in a group as lively as ten, is incredibly important to us. It sounds like the peaceful journey and the exceptional views offered the perfect backdrop for your adventure on the water. Mastering the locks can indeed be a fun part of the "canal boat day hire" experience, providing a sense of achievement and teamwork that's unique to canal boating. I'm glad to hear that navigating through the 7 locks added an enjoyable challenge to your day. Thank you for your kind words; it was my pleasure to welcome you and ensure you felt ready and excited for your day ahead. We're fortunate to have such beautiful stretches of the Grand Union Canal to explore, and I'm delighted you're considering coming back for more. We look forward to welcoming you again, perhaps exploring new areas or revisiting your favourite spots. Whether you're after the tranquillity of a "narrowboat day hire" or the excitement of navigating the locks, we're here to make sure your next experience is as memorable as the last. - Steve
Written 2 April 2024
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Curious768524
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
Had a really great day out on the canal, would definitely recommend this!! Going through the locks was great fun and it's a lovely stretch of the grand Union canal to explore.
Written 1 April 2024
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It's fantastic to hear you had a great day out on the Grand Union Canal! Going through the locks can indeed be a highlight, offering both a bit of a challenge and a lot of fun, especially for those new to canal boating. I'm glad you found this stretch of the canal particularly lovely; it's one of our favourites too, offering serene views and a peaceful experience that's hard to find elsewhere. Thank you for your recommendation! Whether it's the locks, the tranquil waters, or the friendly canal community, "narrowboat day hire" provides a unique and memorable way to explore the beauty of the British countryside. We're here to make sure each of our guests has everything they need for a perfect day out, from "hire a narrow boat for the day" to "canal boat day hire London," ensuring a seamless and enjoyable experience. Looking forward to having you on board again soon. Maybe next time you'll explore another part of the canal or even consider a longer journey to see more of what "day hire canal boat" adventures have to offer. Here's to many more great days on the canal! - Steve
Written 2 April 2024
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