Stylish holidays & days out aboard Britain's finest self drive narrowboats

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For stag, hen, social parties, family reunions or youth groups our smart top of the range Big Boats are the perfect solution! We are the market leaders for quality Big Boat hire! Use our 4-star quality narrowboats, with up to 12pp capacity each, as the ideal floating base from which to celebrate your special occasion.

Each boat, regardless of capacity, has two bathrooms and one long dining table for the whole group. All berth lengths and headroom are 6'6". The large cruiser stern allows for many of the party to socialise whilst cruising. There are several cabins in each boat allowing for the party to be separated into groups: many with dividing doors for complete privacy. Entertainment from the onboard flat screen TV allows for DVD/CD/SD/MMC/USB inputs, and there is also onboard 240V electricity.

Our big boats may not be the cheapest but they are most certainly the best value. We include all your bedding, towels, soaps, dishwash kit, and also offer a complimentary bottle of wine. Full tuition is provided, including a full lock demonstration, so even novice groups will feel comfortable handling a Big Boat. You are also very welcome to have your online groceries delivered to our bases to coincide with your arrival, saving a lot of space and hassle on your road journey!

Cruise into the nightlife of Bath through outstanding countryside, with no extra hotel charges, returning whenever you want. Joining the boats for a weekend on a Friday afternoon would allow you moor by a waterside pub on your first evening and still be in the centre of Bath the next lunchtime. After your night out you still have time to return on Sunday in time for work on Monday, or use the extra night to enjoy our friendly local pubs close to our bases.

Please note that single sex stag/hen parties may only book our 12 berth boats.

Our boats are extremely straightforward to operate and we find that, despite what some men might like to tell you, our lady guests are very comfortable at the helm! We provide full instruction (which does not take very long) and look forward to welcoming your hen party aboard for a day out, a weekend or a longer break. Give us a call if you have any questions.

Please note that single sex stag/hen parties may only book our 12 berth boats.

We often welcome youth or school groups on our big boats. Use them as the basis of a waterways adventure along scenic routes throughout the South of England. We provide full boat handling tuition and buoyancy aids for all crew members within our prices. Our carparks can accommodate minibuses.

With prices starting from just £70pp per break, our big boats can offer amazing value combined with market-leading quality. Why choose anyone else!

Single sex parties are not permitted to descend the Bath Locks for safety reasons and also due to the closure of the Pulteney Weir moorings. Plenty of moorings are available at Darlington Wharf, 5 minutes from Bath city centre. Single sex stag/hen parties may only book our 12 berth boats.

Wiltshire Narrowboats
Wiltshire Narrowboats
Wiltshire Narrowboats
Wiltshire Narrowboats