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Narrowboat Day Hire

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Our Narrowboats

We have 3 semi-traditional style narrowboats (images below!). Lavender is 35ft and Albert and Victoria are both 38ft. They are all available for self-drive day hire for up to 10 people from Cowroast Marina Tring. Cruise The Grand Union Canal, North over the Chilterns for Bulbourne and the Grand Junction Arms, and through to Marsworth, or South down to Port of Berkhamsted. For your comfort during the day, there is a flush toilet, a small gas cooker with four burners, a fridge, hot and cold running water, and a well-equipped galley. There is a radiator to keep the cabin warm on cooler days and a USB phone charger. Prices include Diesel and instruction.​ (Note. We don't supply pots and pans. Upon arrival you'll be given a safety briefing along with Boat and Lock operation instructions. Beginners are most welcome, as full training is given. We also drive boats out of the marina and bring them back in on your return.

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What's Onboard

on board USB charging on hire boats

2 x USB
charging points

10 person day hire boats picnic tables

Removable table and
seating for 10

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Washing up

picnic on the grand union canal

4 burner hob
& Kettle

safety training for young and old on the canal

Life Jackets

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Crockery &

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Hand soap
/ Sanitiser

bring your own lunch by the canal


full modern convenience on board the narrowboats

Full flushing

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Take a day out and enjoy your ride at the best price. Prices vary according to the season.

Weekday Low Season / Evenings

(all prices from)


High season & Bank Holidays (End of May -Mid September)



Skipper (Optional)

Extend your day for two hours




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Season Hire - April to November

8 am London Narrowboat Hire


9am - 4:30pm

9 am Berkhampstead Canal boat hire


10am - 5:30pm

All day narrowboat hire M25


8am - 3:30pm or 11am - 6:30pm

Winter Hire - December to March

10 am Berkshire barge hire


9am - 4:30pm*

11 am Tring narrowboat hire


10am - 5:30pm*

Evening hire for canal boats Watford


8am - 3:30pm or 11am - 6:30pm*

Both boats have heating. Please check the CRT website to check if nearby locks are in use during the winter.

*Return times may need to be brought forward when the evenings start to get dark earlier

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Max 10 People

We are taking bookings

Once a booking is confirmed and your payment accepted, we send an email with joining instructions.
We don't accept bookings for stag, hen and booze cruises!


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We are here

Nearest Train Station is Tring - 45 mins from  Euston.

Cow roast Marina Wharf Ln,
Cow Roast, Tring HP23 5RE.

07700 166234

Office Address (Not Boat Pickup) 62 Exeter street, Cottingham, England. HU16 4LU

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