Day Boat Hire 

UPDATE 12/09/2020 - Due to the latest government guidelines which come in to force on 14/09/2020 all new day boat bookings will be restricted to a maximum of six people rather than the ten people as advertised in all of our literature. Weekly hire boats will also be restricted to six people. The only exception will be if there are more than six people within the same household or within a support bubble. We politely request that customer's with existing bookings that had planned to travel with more than six people to contact our Booking Office by email ( to discuss their options. 
Enjoy a day out aboard one of our day hire boats. 
Our day boats are all similar semi traditional style narrow boats, 32 foot long by 6 foot 10 inches wide and powered by smooth running modern diesel engines and carry maximum of ten people. They are designed with enclosed seating in the main saloon and also outside seating in the forward well deck. 
Our day boats are suitable for all ages and dogs are welcome to join you for the day. 

2020 Special offer 

When making your booking order your breakfast at the same time! 
Bacon or sausage sandwiches freshly prepared for you to take aboard with a tea or coffee. 
Just £2.99 per head 
Buffet service available upon request. 
Please contact us for further details. 
From just £75.00 per day 

Get the Taste of Cruising on a Narrowboat 

Enjoy up to a 17 mile pound with no locks and up to 6 pubs! 
Hire period: 9.00am to 4.30pm 
The kitchens are set up with hob, pans and kettle and has sufficient plates, mugs and cutlery for the boat’s passengers. There is hot and cold water and a fresh water flush toilet. 
WATER - Please be advised that the water supplied in the domestic water tank on all of our boats is not suitable for DRINKING WATER. Therefore we suggest that you purchase drinking water in bottles. 
Above: A typical dayboat layout. Variations do apply. 
Life jackets are available on request. 
Please note that the day boats can not pass through locks and a returnable damage/late return deposit of £80 
cash is required on the day when the boat is collected and is returnable once the boats is returned on time, 
clean and undamaged. 
Coronavirus (COVID-19) 
CLICK HERE to see how we are keeping our visitors and staff safe during the pandemic. 

2020 Opening hours 

7 days a week 
8.30am to 5.00pm. 
7 days a week 
8.30am to 4.00pm. 
7 days a week 
9.00am to 5.00pm. 
Please note that there is limited car parking at Norbury Junction. We request that wherever possible customers on our dayboats share cars to eliminate overcrowding in the area. Please park between the sleepers on the "road-side" of our main building or as directed by a member of staff. Please speak to a member of staff on reception if you are unsure and you will be directed to a suitable car parking space. Many thanks for your co-operation. 

To search availability and to book a boat online NOW please CLICK HERE 

You can now download a map showing the route that the dayboats can take. 
To view the North map CLICK HERE and to view a South map CLICK HERE 
Alternatively you can contact our booking team by telephone on 01785 284292 or complete the contact form below. 
A returnable damage deposit of £80.00 is required upon collection of the boat. This deposit will be refunded when the boat is returned no later than 4.30pm on 
the day of hire in the same condition as it was collected with all of it's inventory and equipment in place. 

What our customers have to say... 

Friendly and helpful when booking. Really enjoyable day out. 
Excellent day out, highly recommended! 
Clean, tidy and staff were really very friendly. Loved the boat tour. Thank you for a great day out. Excellent value for money. 
If you would like to enquire about Day Boat Hire please complete the form below: 
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