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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.

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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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    Carolyn
    Cruise The Sand Bars and Search for Dolphins!

    Gary was fantastic and our day was perfect. Everything went so well we will definitely be renting Gary’s pontoon boat again the next time we are here. His pontoon was clean and had everything we needed for the whole day. Gary was quick to respond to us and kept us informed from first contact to the very end. Thank you for help me have a wonderful birthday Gary, we had a great time.

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    Sara
    Cruise The Sand Bars and Search for Dolphins!

    Gary’s boat was perfect! We rented while on our honeymoon in winter, watched the sunset, and drove around islands. He even left waters on the cooler. Cannot wait to come back in the summer and rent again!

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    Andrew
    Cruise The Sand Bars and Search for Dolphins!

    We rented Gary’s pontoon and it was a wonderful experience. He was attentive and even met us at a alternate pick-up location so we could stay and have dinner with friends. Could not recommend more highly, felt like dealing with an old friend. Much easier and a bit cheaper than a boat rental facility. Do not hesitate.

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    Ed
    Nimble Nomad Self Hire Boat, Erie Canal, Finger Lakes. Week long bareboat charters Monday-Sunday or multiple weeks

    We quickly became comfortable and relaxed in the Nomad. Traveling through the locks was straightforward and easily accomplished. You will find the lockmasters courteous and a ready source of information if/when needed. The Nomad provides everything necessary to give you a unique, relaxing and most enjoyable economical vacation. The towns along the way are very accommodating and the facilities are clean and well maintained. Pandemic safety precautions are comprehensive and routinely followed by all. Go for it!

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    Nicholas
    Boat rental in La Spezia

    6 of us had no issues for space on this boat. It was simple enough to operate and powerful enough to be a fun experience. I would not hesitate to hire from him again. The collection and return was straightforward and hassle free. The only problem is now the kids are hassling us to get a boat, despite living 3 hours from the coast :)

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    Lindsey
    Cruise The Sand Bars and Search for Dolphins!

    Gary’s boat was exactly what we needed for cruising to sandbars and restaurants in the Orange Beach area. He was super responsive and a great communicator. We had a blast and would definitely rent from him again whenever we return to the area.