Short Break Boat Hire

  • Cheshire Cat hire boat thorn marine warrington

Short Break Boat Hire

Both of our short break hire boats come fully equipped and are purpose built self drive hire boats. Both are designed to accommodate 4 people in comfort.

Cheshire cat Is our entry level boat, she is 45 feet long, she is an older boat but is perfect to learn the ropes

Home James Is our luxury boat, she is 57 feet long and is the kind of boat you buy if you were looking to buy a narrowboat

The boats are equipped with everything you should need including;

  • Full size cooker
  • Fully equipped galley (kitchen)
  • 4 Beds
  • Safety equipment
  • Shower
  • Flush toilet
  • Television
  • Radio
  • Bedding
  • Central heating

Home james also has a solid fuel stove, and one of the beds is a fixed double.

A short Break is either Monday to Friday or Friday to Monday, two or more short breaks can be combined to make a week or more


We are based on the Bridgewater Canal in Stockton Heath, just outh of warrington.  With easy access to the Motorway network.

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There two Main routes you can take


You will pass through Grapenhall, Thelwall, Lymm, Outrington, Dunham Massey, Altringcham, Sale, Trafford Park, Castlefield.


Heading through villages of Walton, Moore, Daersbury, Preston Brook, Acton bridge, Anderton, Northwich and Middlewich.

If you are on a Midweek break, you can also add it a visit to Worsley and Leigh if heading to Manchester or Down on to the Weaver Navigation if heading to Middlewich

See below for more information about recommended stops and places of interest.


Never driven a boat before don't worry we've got you covered!

Every hire begins with a comprehensive handover that meet industry standards

We will cover;

  • Safety
  • Equipment locations
  • Boat handling, mooring and turning
  • Emergency actions
  • Maps and timings

We will then take you down the canal for some practical training.


Booking and Availability

You can now book you holiday online simply click the button in the top right hand corner of any page and it will take you to our booking page or if you prefer you can call us on 01925 265129 or email us on You can also visit our Facebook page. Please do not message us on Facebook as we have found it to be very unreliable and messages have disappeared in the past.

Terms and Conditions

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Places to visit

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