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Holidays with ABC

The canals and rivers of England, Scotland and Wales stretch for over 2000 miles through some of the finest countryside imaginable.

At ABC Boat Hire we have 15 start locations throughout the waterway network, from Falkirk in Scotland to Hilperton in Wiltshire, offering the widest choice of self-drive boat hire and narrowboat holidays..

  • Berths Available: 2 – 12

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200 boats & 16 locations

We have a huge range of fleet boats of varying sizes from a 45 feet four berth right up to a 70 feet 12 berth narrow boat. We also have wide beam boats for those of you who want that little bit extra!

We have 16 bases around the UK where you can start your canal boat holidays from, giving you a huge a mount of choice with the canals you can cruise on.

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Day Boat Hire

11 start locations

We have 11 start locations all together from our most northerly base in Anderton to our most southerly base in Hilperton giving you a wide variety of scenic routes with and without locks.

Most of our locations offer a choice of routes heading either left or right out of the marina. Most routes offer a convenient canal side pub, ideal for your lunch stop.

  • Berths Available: Up to 12

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A day boat for everyone

We operate several sizes of day boats from 11 strategically placed locations. Some take up to 8 people and others up to 10 and 12.

We also operate a wheelchair accessible day boat from our base at Goytre Wharf in South Wales. This boat is hired by the hour and can hold a standard wheel chair or an electric chair.

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