Canal Boat holidays across the UK

About Us

Canal boats, barges, narrowboat, call them what you will, there is nothing to compare with the unique experience of a Black Prince canal holiday for exploring Britain’s beautiful countryside. Choose to take your canal boat holiday from a choice of nine holiday hire bases, from the Peak District to the Midlands, Cheshire, Cambridge, Oxford, Wiltshire, Scotland and Wales, each with their own unique routes to help you discover more on your UK narrowboat holiday.


Black Prince comes thouroughly recommended

We understand that choosing the right company is important for your luxury narrowboat holidays and we are proud that our recent survey found that 96% of our previous guests rated their holiday experience as good or excellent.

Why choose Black Prince Narrowboat Holidays?

  • British Marine Federation accredited personnel for Narrowboat Hire Instruction & Handover Procedures
  • Modern, award winning narrow boats perfect for luxury canal boat holidays
  • Full central heating, modern boat interior, 240v electric, flat screen colour tv with Freeview and DVD player.
  • Choice of 9 canal boat bases across England, Scotland and Wales
  • Choice of 2 to 10 berth boats

New to canal boat holidays?

Never been on a canal boat holiday before? Don’t worry – even the most seasoned canal holiday sailors started somewhere! When you arrive at your chosen hire base, our expert Black Prince team will give you a full induction, from the facilities on board to driving the boat to, of course, operating the locks! Find out more if you’re a first timer to luxury boating holidays here.

Canal boat sales

Check out our selection of previously owned canal boats for sale – straight from our holiday hire fleet so excellently maintained and lovingly handled!
Click here for the current list of our canal boats for sale.

Black Prince - canal boats for sale
Narrowboat Black Prince Elsie

Contact Us:

The Black Prince team look forward to welcoming you on your new waterways adventure! Please don’t hesitate to get in touch – either to book a narrow boat holiday, if you’re interested in buying a boat, or simply would like more advice about a Narrowboat holiday.  We will be pleased to help you with any question relating to luxury canal boat hire!

Telephone: ++44 (0)1527 575115  Emailholiday@black-prince.com
Black Prince Holidays Ltd Stoke Prior, Bromsgrove, Worcestershire.
B60 4LA Fax (0044) 01527 575116

Registered Office : Latchmore Bank, Little Hallingbury, Bishops Stortford. CM22 7PJ Registered in England No. 2096218 | VAT Reg No. GB 974 8085 72