Day Boat Hire

For that special day out for up to 12 family, friends or colleagues we are pleased to be able to offer you the chance to be the Skipper of your own boat for a day.

Take a leisurely cruise north from Cosgrove to Stoke Bruerne passing through the rolling Northamptonshire countryside and local pubs or south through Milton Keynes and see the new city from a different angle you will be amazed how peaceful the city is from the canal, with its parks and canal side pubs.

Bring your own picnic or stop at one of the many pubs for lunch.

Our dayboat is a traditional narrowboat of all steel construction, powered by a reliable diesel engine with very simple controls and tiller steering, with large open well deck fitted with roll down side screens, the cabin area has a separate toilet compartment, the galley area is fitted with a gas hob, fridge, sink with running water, the boat comes equipped with a kettle,  cutlery, crockery, tea, coffee, sugar, towel and tea towel.

We will give you ample tuition before you cast off.

Day Hire Prices.

1st March to 31st October 2015 09:00 to 17:00

Monday to Friday £140-00     Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays £170-00

1st November 2015 to 29th February 2016 09:00 to 16:00

Monday to Friday £100-00     Saturdays, Sundays £140-00

24, 26 &31 December & 1 January £170-00.  27, 28, 29 & 30 December £140-00

The hire charge is due in full at the time of booking

For a touch of luxury or if you do not feel confident to handle a boat we can arrange a skipper for you, just relax having given your cruising orders £75-00

For all dayboat bookings a £100 refundable cash security deposit against damage, late return or the boat being returned dirty is required before departure.

Use of locks at Stoke Bruerne and Fenny Stratford is not permitted due to lack of  time.

DAY OR EVENING HIRE AVAILABLE 1st May to 16th August 2015 18:00 to 21:00  £100-00 Evening hires are only permitted to go North from Cosgrove.

Self Drive Evening Hire Prices.


Please note that 12 people is the legal maximum allowed on board.

Cosgrove Narrowboat Company.

Quality Boats, Quality Service And A Crew That Take A Pride In Ensuring Your Trip Is Full Of Happy Memories.

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Cosgrove Narrowboat Company, Cosgrove Wharf, Lock Lane, Cosgrove, Milton Keynes. MK19 7JR.

Telephone:  07973 915652

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