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Welcome to Canaltime

More than 2,000 miles of inland waterways wind their way across the English countryside, offering a wonderfully relaxing and laid back holiday experience. Established over 20 years ago, Canaltime offers a truly Great British Holiday option for our Members. This website has all the information you’ll need to discover more about where we cruise, the boats themselves and lots of tips and tricks to help you make the most of this fabulous way to holiday!

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The Canaltime Team


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total relaxation

Whether you’re a seasoned narrowboater or a complete beginner, this type of holiday is de-stress personified. Meander through gloriously unspoilt countryside, revel in the wildlife, enjoy fabulous gastronomic delights at quintessential British pubs, without a traffic light or train cancellation in sight!


our fleet

Our fleet of beautifully maintained narrowboats is available out of 7 marinas across the UK, offering routes with evocative names like the Leeds and Liverpool Canal and Pontcysyllte Aqueduct in Wales. You’ll be following in the footsteps of historical figures as diverse as Thomas Telford and Sir Edward Elgar.


family friendly

Perfect for families, couples and groups of friends, why not take your pushbikes and cycle along a few towpaths? Even better, there’s no need to leave man’s best friend at home – pets can come along for the ride too!



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what our guests say

We found the boat lovely and bright and it was great to have the stern sectioned with seating and rear doors particularly as we brought our dog for the first time.

We had a wonderful break on the canal boat, the boat is beautiful and well equipped. We found that we never wanted for anything

The new boat is an asset to your fleet, we particularly loved the new shower/bathrooms

We loved that we could sit and see out at the front of the boat. Clearly a lot of thought has been put into it

Gayton Marina deserve 10/10 for their organisation and the preparation of the boats

It was nice to have the doors at the front and the use of the extra seating area at the front was an added bonus