Day Boat Hire

Day Hire Canal Boats, Self Drive Canal Boats and Day Hire Narrowboats

Day hire canal boats, self drive canal boats, day hire narrowboats on UK canals and rivers for a great day out for the whole family

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Kate Boats

The Boatyard Nelson Lane, Warwick CV34 5JB
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Kate Boats is a family run canal business established for over 18 years. Our hire fleet offers narrow boat cruising holidays on the Grand Union Canal, from bases at Warwick and Stockton.

Whether you're looking for a family holiday with a difference or just want to unwind and take life at a more tranquil pace, each boat in our narrow boat fleet provides a level of comfort and convenience that is normally associated with privately owned craft.

Kate Boats we will give you the personal care and attention that you require to ensure you enjoy your holiday to the full whether you have previously enjoyed a holiday on the waterways or are a 'land lubber' looking to experience life afloat for the first time.




Day Hire Boats at Brecon Canal Basin
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Explore the wonders of the beautiful Monmouthshire & Brecon Canal in a luxury electric day boat or canoe, all with rainproof covers just in case! We offer full expert tuition, no experience is necessary, all our boats have very quiet electric engines and simple wheel steering, perfect for relaxing family days out on the canal:

FULL DAY 10am - 5pm
Experience a lock, cross the river Usk 25ft up on the Brynich Aqueduct, pass 5 lift bridges and have lunch in Talybont or Pencelli in one of the canal side pubs or take a picnic. 14 mile round trip.

HALF DAY 10am -1pm or 2pm - 5pm
Experience a lock, cross the river Usk 25ft up on the Brynich Aqueduct, turn around and head back to Brecon. 5 mile round trip.

Cruise gently for an hour or two along the first 2 mile lock-free stretch of canal from Brecon to Brynich, fantastic mountain views and lots of fish to see in the clear waters.

Beacon Park Boats

Luxury Narrowboat Holidays
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Beacon Park Boats is a family run business offering award winning, luxury holiday canal boats for hire at competitive prices. We are located on the beautiful and scenic Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal, set within the Brecon Beacons National Park.

Our narrow boats are beautifully furnished throughout to a high standard and include fully equipped kitchen, co-ordinated soft furnishings with lined curtains, Flat screen LCD TV/DVD/CD/radio, sprung mattresses, duvets, bed linen and bath towels. Some have additional luxury fitted extras including en-suite facilities, hot tub/Jacuzzi, log fire and 5ft four poster bed.

With flexible start days and duration and outstanding level of service Beacon Park Boats can help you plan your truly memorable canal holiday.

We also hire luxury electric day boat or canoe by the day, half day or by the hour. All come with rainproof covers just in case!


Hobbs of Henley

Station Rd, Henley-on-Thames RG9 1AZ
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Hobbs of Henley have ben established for 136 years and provide families and children with the opportunity to enjoy the River Thames at Henley from April to October.

Families can either hire self drive launches for up to 12 people by the hour or for the day or buy tickets for our one hour boat trips that take place everyday and feature a recorded commentary.

Boat hire is from 10-6pm and the one hour rivertrips run at different times - it is always best to call (01491) 572035 to find out the times.

Details of Rowing Boat, Motor Boats and Rivertrips and prices are on


Town End Pier, 68 High Street, Kingston-upon-Thames KT1 1HN
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For over a quarter of a century, the name Turk has been synonymous with fun afloat on the Thames. With our large, modern, versatile fleet and unrivalled experience we are able to provide a personal and flexible service to accommodate your needs and budget. We remain the first choice for any kind, or size, of party.

From April to mid-September we operate a scheduled, fully licensed passenger boat service between Richmond, Kingston and Hampton Court, enabling enjoyment of the historic landmarks and places of interest in this area.

Please contact (020) 8977 1567 for further information.

Taggs Boatyard Ltd (Ditton Cruisers & Harts Cruisers)

44 Summer Road, Thames Ditton, Surrey (Nr 'Ye Olde Swan') KT7 0QQ
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Taggs Boatyard is a family run company offering a good selection of self drive cruisers for hourly, half day or full day hire. Relax and enjoy all the natural beauty that the River Thames has to offer, picnic on its banks, moor up and visit any spot that takes your fancy or stop for a bite to eat at one of the many riverside pubs and restaurants.

It couldn’t be easier, choose a boat and after an introduction to the simple controls just cruise away and enjoy the river at your leisure leaving the hustle and bustle of everyday life behind.

Please contact us on the above number or log on for further details.



Putting the fun factor into Sun Protection
Kidz Swimmers specialises in competitively priced, top quality UV protection swimwear, character swimwear, sun protection products and swim accessories for children.

Kidz Swimmers designs and manufactures its own exciting brand of children’s swimwear and hooded beach towels. Our ranges are made to the highest specification and have a certified rating of UPF50+, the highest possible sun protection rating. We want to ensure that your children get the most out of the days in the sun, our designs are fun, funky and bright and your children will love wearing them. Sun Protection has never been this Cool!

  • UV Swimwear
  • Baby Swimwear
  • Sun Hats & Beach Shoes
  • Character Hooded Towels and Beach Towels
  • UV Tents & Pushchair Shades
  • Baby Wetsuits
  • Baby Float Seats & Arm Bands
  • Goggles & Swim Caps
  • Sunglasses
  • Swim Jackets

Free Postage within the UK.

We are an established online retailer, who offers fast dispatch and friendly service. We are always adding new and exciting product lines to our range.

Visit our website or contact us with any questions, we would love to hear from you.

Windsor Road, Egham TW20 0AG
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Situated in an idyllic spot on the banks of the River Thames near Windsor, the runnymede-on-thames luxury hotel offers fantastic child friendly facilities and value for money breaks for families and is perfectly situated for visiting many local attractions including Thorpe Park, Windsor Castle, Legoland and loads more.

The gorgeous family rooms make the perfect family break. The hotel offers a range of facilities and activities including:

  • Award winning spa open to families with children
  • Outdoor pool and splash pool, tennis courts, outdoor play area and junior gym trail.
  • Riverside walks – bags of bird seed given to feed the ducks!
  • Cruise up or downstream on their fab little riverboat
  • Borrow books, games or DVD’s and visit the dedicated kids’ room with Scalelectrix
  • Special family-friendly 'ducklings' dinner for younger guests every Friday, Saturday and during school holidays

See website for special weekend rates for families plus special deals that include theme park tickets, accommodation and breakfast.

the River Thames boat hire - Available from mid April until October
Riverboats open to residents and non-residents. Go upstream for the day and you'll see Windsor Castle, downstream, you'll pass through Staines and Laleham where there are plenty of pretty pubs with moorings. Both of our boats take up to 6 passengers - with room for a giant picnic basket too! And because they're powered by an electric motor, it's wonderfully peaceful. See here for full details

Frimhurst Lodge, Guildford Road, Camberley GU16 6NT
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Let John Cale Canal Cruises introduce you to a different world, come and experience the peace and tranquillity of the Basingstoke Canal.

We offer a selection of cruises to suit every occasion. Our fleet of narrow boats cater for summer party cruises, cream tea and buffet cruises and charter, self-drive hire. We also offer pedal boats for the more energetic. Our excellent on-site facilities include trail blazer play area, cafe, picnic area, camp site and free parking.

The whole family will enjoy a great day out whether it is the adventure of driving your own boat or sitting back, relaxing and enjoying a delicious three course buffet lunch, contact us or visit our website for full details.

Mobile: (07984) 952712

The Boathouse, Swan's Nest Lane, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 7LS
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The Boathouse has been hiring out small boats and running passenger vessels on the Avon for over 100 years. The Avon is a real delight; explore over 3 miles of peaceful river and historical sites. Enjoy a quiet picnic under the willows or simply laze on the river and have fun. We supply:

Small Boat Hire

  • Rowing Boats
  • Outboard Motor Boats
  • Pleasure Punts and Canoes

River Cruises

  • Private Charter of Passenger Boats
  • Hire of our exclusive Venetian Gondola
  • Special packages with top local restaurants and pubs for small or large groups

There is no better way to experience the river’s tranquil waters than with Avon Boating:
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Canal Junction opens up hundreds of fascinating things for kids and the whole family to do. Hire a boat for a day or a week, go on an organised boat trip, visit canalside parks and visitor centres or just walk or cycle through pleasant countryside, untroubled by noisy traffic and close to nature.

Find out how canals were built, where the amazing roses and castles painted boats and cans came from and just where that canal near you goes to. All this and lots more at Canal Junction.

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