Day hire & back to basics canal camping holidays with...

Day Hire Boat Jessop

Our self steer Day Boat 'Jessop' is available for hire and we are currently taking bookings by email or telephone.

With the relaxation of Covid 19 restrictions we will still be observing the Hands Face Space recommendations by wearing face masks at handover, keeping our distance and providing hand sanitizer.  


Explore our canals

2000 miles of watery
back-roads to explore

Spread across England and Wales is a network of navigable inland waterways built in the 18th century to provide a transport system for a growing nation. 

Their offering today is one of remarkable beauty and tranquillity. 2000 miles of watery back roads flow quietly through the countryside linking together villages, towns and cities, historical sites of interest, fascinating lock flights, dramatic tunnels, exciting aqueducts, awe-inspiring feats of engineering, all complete an incredible part of Britain’s heritage. 


Adventure holidays!

Canal holiday adventures
for groups of up to 12

Today our waterways have a new role providing leisure and relaxation. 

With our narrow boat William we’re able to offer you the opportunity to take part in a voyage of discovery. What we’re offering is an affordable, back to basics holiday, camping afloat. There’s a wide range of different cruise areas to choose from and the boat itself is a special and unique example of a vintage canal boat.

At one time there were a large number of boats like this available but during the 1990’s they became less popular as the nation developed an appetite for cheap overseas travel. 

Nowadays as people are becoming more responsible with the choices that they make and the impact of the current economic climate, camping holidays and holidaying at home and an appreciation of Britain and everything it has to offer, is flourishing.


Narrowboat William

Cruise aboard our historic 1930's narrowboat

After our 1930’s historic vessel William finished transporting goods it spent over 50 years taking groups on inland waterway adventure holidays.

We have now taken over and, based on many years’ experience in the canal holiday industry, we have made a number of improvements to the boat and are once again making it available for groups of up to twelve: scouts, guides, youth groups, families, friends, work colleagues, team building, corporate adventure trips, students, reunions etc; short trips, long trips, purely recreational or part of a leisure learning adventure.

We are based near Dodmoor House Wedding Venue and can take wedding parties by water.


For an occasion or birthday present that’s a little bit different how about a voucher for our day boat: ‘Jessop’?

A fun day out for that special treat! 

email boat@inlandnavigators for details.  


Grand Union Canal
Weedon Lane,

Telephone; 07815 312317