Hire a Boat

Hiring a Boat

Hiring offers you good availability of both boats and locations to explore with the assurance that the boat you hire has been professionally maintained, with assistance if you require it.

However it’s expensive (it can cost up to £2,000 per week). Hire boats are often designed to maximise the number of people that they can sleep, rather than making them welcoming, comfortable and fully functional “floating cottages” and often lack the equipment of the better quality private-owner vessels.

And, of course, it can’t compare with the pride and pleasure of cruising down the cut at the helm of your own boat.

  • Carefree take away all the stress of private ownership – maintenance, insurance, mooring, etc. We have found the company extremely helpful and their engineers very knowledgeable.


    John & Gail – Daydream