- British Waterways - Interactive maps, search facilities for boat companies, waterside events, educational resources, maintenance programmes, museums, books about the waterways, voluntary societies etc.
- Canal Junction - the comprehensive canal guide and business directory - Comprehensive guide and leisure directory for British canals, cruising guides and background about culture, tradition, heritage, engineering, folk art plus links to leisure companies.
- Friends of Driffield Navigation A English cannal preservation site with fabalous gallery of lock photographs, related history and information.
- Canalia - Britain's historic canals and waterways including holidays afloat, canal related books and magazines, events, stoppages and general information
- George's Canal Boating in the U.K. and Europe - "Being an introduction for those unfamiliar with the pleasures of canal and waterway cruising, as well as a resource for experienced boaters." Lots of useful links.
- Inland Waterways Association - 50 years of campaigning for the waterways, Bulletin, Campaigns, Events, Diary etc. Shop with huge selection of books, maps, guides and gifts. Also Waterways Recovery Group, national volunteer waterway restoration body.
BOATS FOR HIRE
- Alvechurch Boat Centres, canal boat holidays in England and Wales - Alvechurch Boat Centres, canal boat holidays in England and Wales. Canal narrowboats up to 5-key quality. Four bases on the UK canal network.
- Anglo Welsh Hire Boat Holidays - Large holiday firm with a number of hire boat bases. 'Savour the magic of the waterways with an Anglo-Welsh Waterways Holiday'.
- Ashby Boat Company - Hire boat company situated in the heart of the English countryside with excellent access by both road and rail. The Ashby canal is an unspoilt and lock-free rural canal.
- Bidford Boats for hire boats and charter barge on the River Avon - Cruise Shakespeare's River Avon and Heart of England with self drive boat rental from Bidford Boats.
- Black Prince Narrowboat Holidays - Large hire firm with the choice of six bases each with their own unique routes to help you discover a little more of this beautiful country of ours.
- Blakes Boating Holidays - Norfolk Broads - Blakes - 'The most famous name in boating holidays since 1908'
- Blisworth Tunnel Boats - Welcome Page - Malcolm and Nikki Timbrell will be pleased to offer you personal service both in choosing and booking your holiday and in welcoming you aboard one of our comfortable, well-maintained hire boats.
- Boating Holidays - Self-drive waterway holidays on Britain's canals - Viking Afloat - Viking Afloat provide self-drive boating holidays in 'superb' boats on the canals, rivers and inland waterways of England and Wales.
- Bridgewater Boats offers canal cruising holidays on the Grand Union Canal - Canal cruising holidays on self-drive, traditional narrowboats on the Grand Union Canal through the Chilterns and down to London.
- Calcutt Boats Ltd. - Longstanding and well respected boatyard located on the Southern Oxford canal at the centre of England's Inland Waterways. Hire fleet, chandlery and boatyard facilities.
- Cambrian Cruisers luxury canal vacations in beautiful South Wales - On the beautiful tranquil Monmouth and Brecon Canal offering luxury Hire Boats, Hotel Boat Cruises, training and accommodation at 18c farmhouse base.
- Canal Cruising Home Page - Canal Cruising is one of the oldest hire company on the canals after 50 years still operated by the Wyatt family and their staff, offering a wealth of experience.
- Canalboat Holidays Ltd for superior English Canal Holiday Hire Boats. - Norman and Jenny Clarke have been involved with canalboat hire ( rental) since 1965 and have a wealth of experience in canal holidays afloat in England.
- Cherry Craft - luxury canal narrowboat holidays in Britain - Based near the mid-point of the Kennet and Avon Canal, Cherry Craft provide elegant narrowboats built with the connoisseur in mind. Pine panelling, Victorian tiling.
- Claymoore Navigation Canal Holidays - On-line holiday brochure from the friendly and experienced family narrowboat rental business based in Cheshire.
- Clifton Cruisers: Narrowboat holidays in the Midlands - Clifton Cruisers. Narrowboat holidays on Oxford and Coventry Canals
- College Cruisers - Family business, owned and run by Carys and Charlie Bruns, and it has 11 self-drive, self-catering narrowboats for holiday hire. Based in the centre of the historic City of Oxford - where the Oxford Canal joins the River Thames.
- Countrywide Cruisers for narrowboat holidays in the UK - A family run canal boat holiday operator based in Staffordshire, UK. Cruise through hundreds of miles of waterways laced with beautiful scenery.
- Galleon Marine holidays narrowboat hire on the Basingstoke canal - Galleon Marine narrowboat holidays afloat on the Basingstoke canal
- Guildford Boat House Narrowboat hire on the Wey and Godalming Navigations and River Thames - Guildford Boat House on the Wey and Godalming Navigations for the 'perfect self drive narrowboat holiday'.
- HOSEASONS HOLIDAYS Home Page - Tel: +44 (0) 1502 502588 - HOSEASONS HOLIDAYS - Offering a wide range of family holidays throughout Britain from Self-catering Holiday Parks and Cottages to Self-drive Boating Holidays.
- Kate Boats - Kate Boats Warwick is a family business, established in 1984, specializing in the hire and building of high quality narrowboats. Our boatyard is situated on the Grand Union canal at Warwick about half a mile from the town center and is easily accessible by road and rail.
- Lothians: Union Canal - Thistle Hire Boats - Thistle-Down is the only holiday hire boat operating on the Union Canal in Scotland. She is a comfortable, four berth, steel narrow boat built for use on canals and fitted out in a manner ideally suited to a canal based holiday
- Middlewich Narrowboats Canal Holidays & Vacations - Friendly family business. Comfortable canal hire fleet of great variety and character including traditional 'boatmans cabins'. Six well-known routes. Full on-line brochure.
- Napton Marina - Located on the junction of the Oxford and Grand Union Canals, Napton Marina has a wide choice of routes, whether you want a one week or two week cruise or a short break.
- Narrowboat Holidays from Weltonfield Narrowboats Ltd - Narrowboat Holidays - small exclusive hire fleet celebrates 25 years of providing superior boats and service.
- Oxfordshire Narrowboats - Canal boat holiday company offering two to twelve berth self-drive boats for narrowboat holidays on the South Oxford Canal
- Pennine Marine - Pennine Cruisers have a modern hire fleet situated in the market town of Skipton, Gateway to the Yorkshire Dales, close to the summit of the beautiful Leeds and Liverpool canal.
- Rose Narrowboats Homepage - Long established family business with self-drive narrowboats for weekly or shortbreak rental in the heart of UK canal system.
- Severn Valley Boat Centre - A Word or Two About Severn Valley Boat Centre - Severn Valley Boat Centre are a small family business running our own Boatyard, which includes Boatbuilding and a Chandlery Shop.
- Shire Cruisers - Canalboat Hire on Yorkshire Waterways - The Yorkshire (UK) canalboat rental company "that works hard to give you an easy time." Full online brochure.
- Silsden Boats - Silsden Boats offer high quality canal boat holidays on the Leeds Liverpool Canal
- Snaygill Boats - the best boats in Pennine waters - Narrowboat hire in the beautiful Yorkshire Dales, first-class boats, on-the-spot helpful owners and staff. Full on-line brochure.
- Starline Narrowboats - We are a small family Boat Building & Hire Company run by Pauline & Ian Cundy. Since 1980, we have been building and fitting out narrow and wide bean steel boats, both for private sale, and for inclusion into our Hire Fleet.
- Union Canal Carriers Ltd. - The Union Canal Carriers fleet of 2-12 berth Adventures is one of the most versatile on the canals, with a wide variety of boats to suit everyone from the smallest family to the largest school party.
- Valley Cruises for luxury narrowboat hire - Small family operated canal hire boat business on the Coventry Canal offering 'the highest standards of service and accommodation, all with a friendly and helpful approach'.
- Valley Boats Ireland 'An interesting site for one of the less traveled canal systems'.
- Welcome to Sherborne Wharf Heritage Narrowboats! - Based in the centre of Birmingham, 'The Home of Britain's premier Trip, Restaurant, Function and Holiday Boats'.
- Wyvern Shipping Co. - Canal Holiday Cruisers - Discover a different kind of holiday/boating/travel experience with Wyvern Shipping. 'We operate 27 of the finest self drive Narrowboats on the English Canals.'
CANAL BOATS FOR SALE