Text and photographs copyright of Jim Shead.
Top 100 Sites
See also Hotel Boats and Boat Hire - Self drive
Airedale Cruising: Skippered Cruises aboard narrowboat Lizzie-Jean starting from the centre of Skipton, on the Leeds & Liverpool Canal.
Annie's Launch: A narrowboat available for private charter to cruise the River Stort. In the galley Annie displays her skills as a chef specialising in Far Eastern cuisine.
The Ashby Trip: Operators of 2 boats and from Sutton Cheney Wharf on the Ashby Canal.
The Association of Pleasure Craft Operators: The APCO is the main trade body for Inland Waterway Businesses, representing over 140 independent companies offering River and Canal Holidays.
Avon river Cruises Ltd: From September onwards "Silver Salmon" boat trips and river cruises are available from historic Bristol docks. Pre-booked private charter hire is also available for any occasion, with on board catering if required.
Away 2 canal: Birmingham canal public trip boats. Enjoy a one hour canal trip out into the country from Birmingham city centre. A fully heated public canal trip boat with a catering facility including a bar and toilets.
The Bridge Inn Ratho - Edinburgh Canal Centre: The Bridge Inn, incorporating The Edinburgh Canal Centre is an inn that also runs cruises and provides services to boaters.
The Bristol Packet: Public & Charter Boat Trips on the river Avon between Bath and the Bristol Channel and in Bristol's Floating Harbour
Budgie Transport: Cruises, from May to September, on the Lancaster Canal covering a total of 35 miles from Barton (near Preston) to Tewitfield (the present terminus).
Busy Boats: offering cruises along the Grand Union Canal, from their base at Bugbrook, Northamptonshire.
The Chesterfield Canal Trust: Dedicated to the promotion and restoration of the Chesterfield Canal and run boat trips on the canal.
Chris Cruises: Chris Cruises is a family run company with many years experience .
City Centre Cruises: The L.S. Lowry provides restaurant and hospitality facilities on a wide-beamed boat operating from Manchester city centre.
Cosgrove Narrowboat Company: Cruising the Grand Union on a trip boat based at Cosgrove.
Dudley Tunnel Trips: Offering a range of trips through and around Dudley Tunnel.
French Brothers: River Thames Passenger Boat Operators
Grove Ferry River Trips: Trips and private parties on the River Stour in Kent.
Guildford Boat House: Narrowboat hire on the Wey and Godalming Navigation.
Jason's Wharf: The oldest trip boat operator in London, running daily cruises between Little Venice and Camden, are celebrating their 50th Anniversary in 2001.
The John Pinkerton trip boat: The Surrey & Hampshire Canal Society's trip boat on the Basingstoke Canal.
Kennet Cruises: Self-drive day hire for up to 12 passengers and 4-berth narrowboat for holidays and period hire plus party charter hire for parties of up to 44 passengers.
The Kennet Horse Boat Company: Appreciate the beauty of the countryside and the slower pace of yesteryear.
The Lancaster Canal Trust: The Lanky - the website of the Trust. The Trust also run Boat trips on the canal.
Llangollen Wharf - Canal Boat Trips: From the Wharf you can embark on a horse drawn or motorised canal boat trip along the beautiful Llangollen Canal
London Canal Cruises : Exclusive private charter daytrips on London's Regents Canal aboard narrowboat 'Helix'.
Manchester Cruises: A new (2013) sightseeing venture. Along the Manchester Ship Canal onboard and Salford Quays.
Mersey Ferries: Various cruises on Mersey Ferries including trips on the Manchester Ship Canal.
Messing About on The River: Trip boat and day hire boats on the Bristol Avon.
Paper Mill Lock: Canal cruises along the Chelmer and Blackwater Navigation aboard Victoria or hire a boat.
Pennine Boat Trips of Skipton: Public trips, charters, catering afloat and educational voyages.
Poshboatz: Trips on the Nene from Ferry Meadows, Peterborough. See the videos on youtube for more information.
Pride of Bath: Providing cruises and parties on board their two boats, Pride of Bath and The Antoinette, for corporate and private functions.
River Lee Cruises: Lady of Lee Valley operates Charter Cruises on the River Lee.
River Wey Trips: Guildford Boat House and Farncombe Boat House can offer a wide variety of trip options to suit everyone.
Saddleworth Canal Cruises: The home of the Pennine Moonraker - the first narrowboat operating on the Uppermill section of the Huddersfield Narrow Canal.
Salter's Steamers: A family firm with over a century's experience of boating on the River Thames
Scottish Canal Cruising: Trips on the Forth and Clyde in central Scotland and view the spectacular Falkirk Wheel.
Thames Rivercruise: All cruises start and finish in the Reading area, where the company is based
The Tiverton Canal Company: Explore the Grand Western Canal aboard a traditionally painted Horse-drawn barge, a floating café-bar, gift shop and day boats, rowing boats and Canadian canoes for hire.
Weaver Valley Cruises: Boat trips on the River Weaver in Cheshire.
White Horse Boats: Boat hire operating from Devizes Wharf on the Kennet & Avon Canal.
York Boat River Cruises: Tours on the Yorkshire Ouse from York city centre
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