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Welcome to Black Prince Narrowboat Holidays, your canal boat holidays adventure starts here!

Enjoy a new kind of holiday that allows you to set your own itinerary and after that, wake up to a stunning new view each morning and relax among friends. As the captain of your own luxury narrowboat, it’s an exhilarating break from everyday life and as a result, something to remember it for years to come.

Black Prince Holidays come recommended

We understand that choosing the right canal boat hire company is important for your narrowboat holiday.  Our recent survey found that 97% of our previous guests rated their canal boat holiday experience as good or excellent, plus you can check out and TripAdvisor for all our latest customer reviews.


We very much enjoyed Series Two of the Channel 5 series, Celebrity 5 Go Barging as Black Prince Narrowboat Holidays were pleased to support the programme with our boats, Esme and Mollie.

Find out more about the route the Celebs were following, including Mow Cop, here.

Narrowboat hire from 9 locations

Your waterways adventure starts from a choice of nine beautiful holiday locations across the UK, from Oxford to Scotland, the Peak District to Wales, the Midlands to the South of England. Each of these carefully chosen locations offer some of the best of 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.

Flexible canal boat holidays

With Black Prince you can choose a narrowboat holiday to suit you with flexible durations from a three-night short canal break to a six-week tour! In addition we can offer bespoke lengths of holidays should you require it, just give our team a call. Our fully heated narrowboats for hire mean that you can enjoy the waterways in early spring right through to late autumn. In addition, we offer a variety of narrowboats to hire that sleep from two up to ten people.

Narrowboat Hire made easy

No previous canal boating experience is necessary with Black Prince Holidays, full instruction will be given on your arrival at the base. Our British Marine Federation accredited teams will talk you through the canal boat hire operation, all you need to know about locks, plus provide maps and give you tips on the best places to moor up and eat. In addition, Black Prince Holidays also have a 24-hour emergency phone line with a free call-out service – we are here to help you! Find out more in our new to narrowboating section.

Why choose Black Prince Holidays?

British Marine Federation accredited personnel for Hire Boat Instruction & Handover Procedures

Modern and stylish narrow boats

Full central heating, 240v electric, flat screen colour tv with Freeview and DVD player.


Choice of 9 canal boat hire bases across England, Scotland and Wales.

Choice of 2 to 10 berth narrowboats