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Narrowboat Holidays
Across the UK

98% Guests rated their holiday as being value for money

98% Guests rated their holiday experience as Good or Excellent

97% Guests would recommend Black Prince to a friend

Your Boating Adventure Starts Here…

Enjoy a canal boat holiday from one of our nine stunning hire boat locations in England, Scotland and Wales. As the captain of your own self-drive luxury narrowboat you can set your own itinerary and wake up to an inspiring new view each morning. It’s an exhilarating break from everyday life that suits families, friends and couples, whether for a short break or a longer canal holiday. No previous experience is necessary, full coaching will be provided on your arrival.

Last Minute June Deals

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Friday 12th July – 3 nights

Lautrec 4 |  Sleeps 4

Was £1599
Now £1355


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Saturday 13th July  – 7 nights

Duchess 4 |  Sleeps 4

Was £1789
Now £1512


Friday 12th July – 3 nights

Duchess 2 |  Sleeps 2

Was £1329
Now £1134

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Here’s to new boating adventures in 2024!

Check out our family-friendly boating route ideas, complete with our Family Towpath Guides and canal routes designed especially with family in mind.

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Your waterways adventure starts from a choice of nine beautiful holiday locations across the UK, from Oxford to Scotland’s Union Canal, the Peak District to Wales, the Midlands to Southern England. Each of these carefully chosen locations offers some of the best linear and ring canal and river routes, meaning that you can enjoy the mix of peace of the countryside with the lively sights and sounds of historical cities near Scotland, England, south and north Wales.


With Black Prince you can choose a narrowboat holiday to suit you with a variety of holiday locations and flexible durations, from a three-night short canal break in Wales to a six-week tour of Scottish canals! We can also offer bespoke lengths of holidays should you require it, just give our team a call and ask about long-term canal boat hire.

Our fully heated narrowboats for hire mean that you can enjoy the waterways in early spring right through to late autumn. It’s never been so easy to hire canal boats!


No previous canal boating experience is necessary with Black Prince Holidays, as full instruction will be given on your arrival no matter whether you’re embarking on a short break or week-long narrowboat holidays. Our British Marine Federation accredited teams will explain the canal boat operation, how to work the locks, plus talk you through your UK canals route plan and give you tips on the best places to moor up and eat etc. Black Prince Holidays also have a 24-hour emergency phone line with a free call-out service. Find out more in our new to narrowboating section.