Canal Boat Hire Firms - Europe

These are the ones I know of that have a web presence. Many firms are now on the web, but there are probably still some that are not; I have not attempted to list those. Boats are hired (rented) from boatyards. Hire is usually by the week, though some 3/4 day hires ("short breaks") are also offered by some firms.

Many ads can be found in the pages of canal and waterway-related magazines.

See also hotel boats.

When contacting any firm, please tell them you saw them listed on the internet on "George's Canal Pages" at

Important! See disclaimer.

Multi-base Hire Firms - Europe

Smaller Hire Firms - Europe


See the French Waterways Links page (Previous entries in this category have been moved there.)




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