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Hire a narrowboat with us for a grand family day on the Grand Union Canal at Tring.

Updated: Feb 11, 2023


We have everything you need if you're looking for a day out on the Grand Union Canal. We can provide boats and skippers to ensure everyone has a great time. And don't worry about getting stuck in traffic or finding somewhere to park – as long as you can get to us by car; then we can get you onto the Canal without any problems!

Narrowboat Albert and Narrowboat Victoria are each fit for a party of 10, fuelled up, insured and ready to go. If you don't want a skipper and prefer to self-drive, we give training, so you have the confidence to take a 12-ton canal boat out all on your own! There are many ways to enjoy the day on the Grand Union Canal. One way is to explore it by boat. There are many ways to enjoy the day on the Grand Union Canal. One way is to explore it by boat.

  • Hire a narrowboat for the day and explore the Canal by foot or bike!

  • You can stop and moor up at many points along the route and get out on your own or with friends, family or colleagues.

  • There are also lots of places to stop off, enjoy food and drink, and take in some history too!

  • There's a whole network of public footpaths to enjoy

A day out on the Grand Union Canal is a great way to get out and enjoy the outdoors. The Canal takes you past some beautiful scenery, from lush green fields to historic buildings and wildlife. You can tie your day boat up at many points along the towpath, then hop back on to continue your journey – plenty of options are available! If you're looking for a fun way to spend the day, why not hire a narrowboat? You can enjoy some fantastic countryside views and take in some history. There are many places along the route where you can stop and enjoy food and drink or take in nature. We can provide a complete experience and help you get going. If you're looking for a canal boat hire company in Tring, look no further than us! We offer two perfect traditional steel narrowboats, 'Albert' and 'Victoria'. We can train you to cruise safely, negotiate locks - and help you plan your itinerary. For a day trip on the Grand Union Canal at Tring, we can provide maps and guides so that every member of your group knows where they are going and how long it will take them to get there. We are also happy to advise on what routes suit your needs. Whether this is something simple like heading towards London via Berkhamstead, its many waterways or heading Northwards and down the Marsworth Flight of seven locks! Book with us today!

  • Booking online (best!)

  • Booking by phone

  • Booking in person

  • Group bookings for day trips are available all year round; please contact us for more information.

The booking process is straightforward. You must choose the day (or days) you want, and the website generates a quote. You can complete the booking online today! Please ensure that you have a valid email address and phone number for online bookings. You will receive an email confirmation of your booking. If you're bringing kids, let us know so we can prepare life vests in their sizes. Also, if you want to bring dogs on board, they are welcome for a small additional fee! If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact us via web chat or the phone number below.

Conclusion: a grand day out!

We're looking forward to helping you explore this wonderful part of the country. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to get in touch with us.

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Gavona K
Gavona K
Apr 07, 2023

Looking forward to our next trip. Love taking our time down the peaceful Wendover Arm and enjoying the wildlife with the family. Have also headed North a couple of times. What is the Hemel/Berkhampstead direction like? How far could we get in a day?

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