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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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    Lindsey
    Cruise The Sand Bars and Search for Dolphins in our 24' Pontoon Sun Tracker Party Barge - Signature Series!

    This is a much better option than renting from a company! The boat was clean, comfortable and the extra bonuses (floats with an air pump, cooler with ice water and a basic first aid kit with jellyfish spray) we’re much appreciated. Plus, we could pull a tube with Gary’s boat, which isn’t allowed when you rent from a larger company. Gary responded quickly and was so easy to work with. We live in the area, have no desire to own a boat, and won’t rent from anyone else again!

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    Stephanie
    Amazing Starcraft Sport Bowrider Rental in Montréal, Québec

    Our trip with Vladimir was nothing short of amazing. He was a great host, who was very friendly and flexible. He is there to ensure you and your group are having a great time. Would recommend this boat to any group of 7 or less. Boat fit 6 very comfortably.

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    Susan
    Cruise The Sand Bars and Search for Dolphins in our 24' Pontoon Sun Tracker Party Barge - Signature Series!

    What an amazing time we had on Gary's boat! The location of the departure/arrival was perfect! We had everything we needed and more. Gary couldn't have been nicer and more accomodating! We will definitely book again! Such a memorable day!

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    Tim
    Cruise The Sand Bars and Search for Dolphins in our 24' Pontoon Sun Tracker Party Barge - Signature Series!

    If you’re in the Orange Beach/Gulf Shores area and want a perfect pontoon boat rental experience, Gary has 2 awesome boats for rent. We had some rainy weather and rescheduled at the last minute to a couple days later, and Gary accommodated our request with no issues whatsoever. He is very thorough in going through the boat to show all the features and safety concerns. Two thumbs up!

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    Katelyn
    Cruise The Sand Bars and Search for Dolphins in our 24' Pontoon Sun Tracker Party Barge - Signature Series!

    Gary is the best! So friendly, down to earth, you feel like he is family from the get go! Communication could not have been any better. He knows the areas and gives great recommendations. You will not find the same kind of service, hospitality, flexibility, and friendliness anywhere else! Support his family business and make great memories with your friends and family at the same time!

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    April
    Cruise The Sand Bars and Search for Dolphins in our 24' Pontoon Sun Tracker Party Barge - Signature Series!

    We had a great day of fun and sun! Gary is extremely nice and helpful. We are local, but got to see a few places we don’t normally go to. Everything was easy from start to finish, and communication was great!