Chiltern Canal Boat Holidays

Luxury self-drive narrowboat hire on the Grand Union canal

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A bit about us

We are a family run business offering canal boat hire for short breaks and full weeks on our luxury narrowboats. Our hire boats offer accommodation for 2 - 5 people, and each one is unique and comes equipped with everything you need to enjoy your canal holiday in comfort.

Based on the south Grand Union canal, our route runs through the beautiful Chilterns Hills AONB where you can explore the English countryside with lots of popular nature reserves and walking routes, and discover some traditional villages and historic market towns with a great range of attractions, restaurants and boutique shops.

Beginners welcome! All tuition and safety equipment will be provided.

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  • Chiltern Canal Boat Holidays
  • Cow Roast Marina
  • Wharf Lane
  • Tring
  • Hertfordshire
  • HP23 5RE

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My husband and I had a brilliant experience onboard Mini Escape. Communication was great prior to our trip. Corinne also provided us with thorough and encouraging tuition prior to setting off. We loved the fit out and size of the boat - perfect for building up ones confidence boating. Exploring the canals and doing the locks was so much fun; we enjoyed it so much and can't wait to come back!

  • H De Alwis Jayasinghe
  • 14 September, 2022

Amazing, amazing, amazing! Have just had the most awesome week with my hubby and friend on Narrow Escape. Would highly recommend, a stunning boat and such a relaxing way to spend time with family.

  • J Roberts
  • 9 August, 2022

We had a fantastic week on the boat, and would highly recommend it. The owners are really lovely and gave us training as we were first timers! The boat was really nicely decorated and well equipped, and had everything you could possibly need. This will definitely not be our last boating holiday!

  • Sally & Simon
  • 9 May, 2022

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  • Parking available
  • Children welcome
  • TV provided
  • Coffee
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Dogs by arrangement
  • WC
  • Seating available
  • bedrooms

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  • Best Luxury Narrowboat Holiday Provider in the South East (Lux-Life Travel and Tourism Awards), 2022

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