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Explore the city waterways with a canal boat hire

Hire or charter a canal boat for a new experience while on your next holiday or trip near home. Canal boats, also known as "narrowboats," are designed to fit within the narrow canals of places like Amsterdam. Canal boats are less than 7 feet wide and offer a unique way to tour inland waterways. Hire a canal boat for a memorable experience.

Using GetMyBoat to hire your next canal boat

Experiencing the water has never been easier thanks to GetMyBoat. GetMyBoat allows you to quickly search, compare prices, submit hire enquiries, and pay for your hire or charter from the convenience of your phone or computer. We offer a secure platform for customers to facilitate a seamless hire transaction. For boat owners, we connect millions of customers to their boat and provide the security and safe checks on each hire transaction.

Search for the perfect experience now and book your dream day out on the water.

Things to consider for your canal boat hire

  • Canal boats are excellent for exploring a city with a lot of waterways. You can choose from a variety of sizes depending on the needs of your group.
  • Book a guided city tour on a canal boat with a captain to give you information about the local area. It's a great way to expand your knowledge and see more of a city.
  • Canal boats are popular for river cruises, and you can enjoy special extras like dinner or a sunset cruise when you organise your booking.

GetMyBoat customer reviews for Boat Rentals worldwide.

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    Amanda
    Cruise The SAND BARS and Search for DOLPHINS in our 24' Pontoon!

    We thoroughly enjoyed our time on the Gulf waterways courtesy of Gary’s pontoon boat. The boat is clean, comfortable and reliable. Gary is responsive, friendly and professional. We couldn’t be more pleased with the entire experience! We’ll definitely work with Gary on future trips to Perdido Key!

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    Paul
    Rent a BBQ Donut Boat in Cape Coral, Florida

    We had so much fun on the donut boat. We booked last minute and we’re so excited for this new advent our. Antonella was great at helping us with how to us the boat and where to go.

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    Macarena
    Rent a 18 ft steel canal boat in Amsterdam, Netherlands

    Everything was great, the boat was ready and super clean. Jint was waiting for us 10 min before to explain and help us with all necessary. She was super nice and helpful all the moment, she even told us to contact her during our route if we had doubts. Amazing experience! Thank you!

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    Nick
    Cruise The SAND BARS and Search for DOLPHINS in our 24' Pontoon!

    Gary is a fantastic host and is very easy to work with! The boat was in good condition. Gary gives great directions and is extremely accommodating.

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    Bruno
    Rent a 18 ft steel canal boat in Amsterdam, Netherlands

    Everything went smooth. Super easy communication and the boat is great! :) We had a great time.

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    Susan
    Rent a BBQ Donut Boat in Cape Coral, Florida

    We had an awesome time. Saw many dolphins! Great experience for the children.