How to book


Booking a holiday couldn’t be easier.

Online you can check availability and book using the online calendar below.

Starting dates are in bold and underlined. Once you have chosen your holiday, it will be confirmed very quickly.

Phone our office for a more personal service, call +(44)1788 890784 to book or discuss any requirements.

We are happy to help and advice with over 55 years of experience in holiday hire boating you know that you are in safe hands and can cruise the canal in confidence. If you do not see the date you are looking for, please ring and we will be happy to try to accommodate you.


To secure a booking

A deposit of £150.00 is required to confirm a booking and the balance is due 56 days before the start of your holiday. For bookings made within 6 weeks of a start date the full balance will be required on booking.

Should you wish a holiday longer than 7 days, please call or email info@unioncanalcarriers for a quote.

We offer discounts on 2nd bookings within the same year and have a Returning Customer Loyalty Scheme.



Union Canal Carriers accept all Major credit (including Amex), prepaid and debit cards, these can be used via our secure online payment method or over the phone.

Other payments accepted – Bank Transfer, CHAPS (overseas payment), Cheque and Cash.

Instalment payments are available, last instalment due 56 days before the start of your holiday.


Our prices include

Damage waiver, fuel, car parking, tuition, full occupancy, cancellation policy, cotsides, travel cot, bedding

If you have any queries or special requirements we would be glad to advise you about the most suitable craft for your needs.

We are proud of our fleet and if time and distance allow, please pay us a visit.

View our Terms and Conditions here