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Explore the city waterways with a canal boat hire

Hire or charter a canal boat for a new experience while on your next holiday or trip near home. Canal boats, also known as "narrowboats," are designed to fit within the narrow canals of places like Amsterdam. Canal boats are less than 7 feet wide and offer a unique way to tour inland waterways. Hire a canal boat for a memorable experience.

Using GetMyBoat to hire your next canal boat

Experiencing the water has never been easier thanks to GetMyBoat. GetMyBoat allows you to quickly search, compare prices, submit hire enquiries, and pay for your hire or charter from the convenience of your phone or computer. We offer a secure platform for customers to facilitate a seamless hire transaction. For boat owners, we connect millions of customers to their boat and provide the security and safe checks on each hire transaction.

Search for the perfect experience now and book your dream day out on the water.

Things to consider for your canal boat hire

  • Canal boats are excellent for exploring a city with a lot of waterways. You can choose from a variety of sizes depending on the needs of your group.
  • Book a guided city tour on a canal boat with a captain to give you information about the local area. It's a great way to expand your knowledge and see more of a city.
  • Canal boats are popular for river cruises, and you can enjoy special extras like dinner or a sunset cruise when you organise your booking.

GetMyBoat customer reviews for Boat Rentals worldwide.

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    Christopher
    Cruise The SAND BARS and Search for DOLPHINS in our 24' Pontoon!

    We had a great time and this was the first time using this app. We have, for the past 20 years, rented from a local marina. I will rent from this owner again and use this app whenever we travel other places. The boat was fantastic and the owner included a cooler full of ice, all waters and other necessities for the trip that most places don’t think of such as vinegar for jellyfish stings. Luckily we did not have to use that. The owner was very prompt, professional and communicated great. He even took a picture of us before we left the dock. We had a great time and we would not hesitate to rent this boat again and from this owner. You can tell he thoroughly enjoys renting his boat and really wants you to have a good time.

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    Amanda
    Cruise The SAND BARS and Search for DOLPHINS in our 24' Pontoon!

    We thoroughly enjoyed our time on the Gulf waterways courtesy of Gary’s pontoon boat. The boat is clean, comfortable and reliable. Gary is responsive, friendly and professional. We couldn’t be more pleased with the entire experience! We’ll definitely work with Gary on future trips to Perdido Key!

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    Erin
    Cruise The SAND BARS and Search for DOLPHINS in our 24' Pontoon!

    Gary was awesome to rent with. My family really enjoyed our two days on the water!

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    Macarena
    Rent a 18 ft steel canal boat in Amsterdam, Netherlands

    Everything was great, the boat was ready and super clean. Jint was waiting for us 10 min before to explain and help us with all necessary. She was super nice and helpful all the moment, she even told us to contact her during our route if we had doubts. Amazing experience! Thank you!

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    Carolyn
    Cruise The SAND BARS and Search for DOLPHINS in our 24' Pontoon!

    Gary was fantastic and our day was perfect. Everything went so well we will definitely be renting Gary’s pontoon boat again the next time we are here. His pontoon was clean and had everything we needed for the whole day. Gary was quick to respond to us and kept us informed from first contact to the very end. Thank you for help me have a wonderful birthday Gary, we had a great time.

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    Andrew
    Cruise The SAND BARS and Search for DOLPHINS in our 24' Pontoon!

    We rented Gary’s pontoon and it was a wonderful experience. He was attentive and even met us at a alternate pick-up location so we could stay and have dinner with friends. Could not recommend more highly, felt like dealing with an old friend. Much easier and a bit cheaper than a boat rental facility. Do not hesitate.