Canal cruising is fun and easy to learn. Narrowboat life is friendly too – we like to think of the canal network as a linear village surrounded by flowers and trees, wildlife and of course plenty of pretty pubs along the way! ‘It’s as if your whole life slows down and you forget all about the city life’.

Why not hire out the narrowboat during the year and take friends and family as crew?


Our narrowboat is 61 feet long. ‘Savoy Hill’ sleeps 7 people in 3 separate cabins which can be configured as single or double berths. It has two flush toilets and a shower and is fully equipped with a microwave, conventional cooker, fridge, and central heating. The boat has LED lighting throughout, USB charging sockets, two televisions with built in DVD players and extra storage.

For an internal tour of the boat click here.

Bookings & Availability

Hire period: Saturday to Saturday. To allow for correct cleaning the boat must be returned by 9am. There is mooring available if guests prefer to return on Friday night.

Weekends, if free, are available as late bookings only. A 5% discount is applicable if 2 or more consecutive weeks are booked. Bookings open in January. The ‘Closed’ season where the boat is not available starts in November 2023. The first week of the 2024 season where the boat is available to hire is 2nd March 2024.

For availability and bookings click here.

Additional Details

If you are a BBC Club or a Canal Cruising Member please email for the relevant discount code.  

Canal Club members get £250 off 7 nights or £500 off 14 nights plus an additional 5%

BBC Club members get £150 off 7 nights or £300 off 14 nights plus an additional 5%

For booking conditions click here

Our boat is now based at Kings Orchard Marina, near Lichfield.  Click here for directions.

For additional information please check:

Contact Details

Canal Cruising

 Gill Hellings

T: 01905 611561

Join BBC Club

…and get to take part in activities, sports, courses and classes amongst many other benefits

If you are a BBC Club member it only costs £12.50 annually to join the Canal Cruising Club!