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. 

2024 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 £3.99 per head 
Buffet service available upon request. 
Please contact us for further details. 
For special occasions you are welcome to decorate the boats with balloons and banners. One of your party are welcome to arrive early to do this, but we request that you use blu tack or low tack masking tape rather than sellotape which damages the paintwork and varnish on the boats (suitable materials are available to purchase from our shop upon arrival). 

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. 
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. 

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