Our day hire boats are the perfect short escape for a day cruising the waterways. Whether you’ve long dreamed of taking to the water or just like the idea of taking one of our vessels out for a cruise, you’ll be able to relax and enjoy the tranquility of floating through some of the most beautiful scenery our area has to offer while spending quality time with your family and friends.

Your waterways adventure starts from Saul Junction Marina, located in the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and placed close to the junctions of the Gloucester, Sharpness and Stroudwater Canal, you then have the Gloucester and Sharpness Canal to explore at your leisure.

Skipper hire and one way hire to Gloucester Docks is available, subject to availability.


Maximum number of people on board: 10

Badger is a 35ft cruiser style narrowboat. With a small galley, onboard toilet, and plenty of inside seating to accommodate a party of up to ten people you’ll be able to sit back and watch the world float by. The front deck also has a small seating area big enough for four people to enjoy the fresh air and sunshine.


Maximum number of people on board: 10

Otter is a 32ft semi-traditional steel narrowboat, but has the added benefit of roll-up sides in the front cabin – perfect for those hot, lazy summer days spent on the water and easy enough to quickly roll down to form a spacious cabin if the weather turns a little less pleasant! Also with a small galley, onboard toilet, and comfortable seating, you’ll be cruising in comfort.


Maximum number of people on board: 6

Toad is a 32ft semi traditional narrowboat suited to party of six and provides a higher level of comfort, specifically for smaller, more discerning groups of family or friends.

The boat has a small galley, onboard toilet, and comfortable seating. As with Otter, the front cabin has roll-up sides for sunny days, providing the best spot for people watching as you float by.


Maximum number of people on board: 4

Ratty is here to provide you with a few days escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Ideal for a family or small group of friends hoping for a real back to basics getaway without the distraction of television or internet access, you’ll love the opportunity to spend real quality time together in some stunning surroundings.

Ratty will be available to begin your relaxing break on Fridays offering a superb 3 night weekend break, starting at 3pm and returning the following Monday at 9am. Or from 3pm on Mondays offering a 4 night midweek break returning on Friday at 9am.

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