We are a small family ran canal boat hire business on the Kennet & Avon canal between Bristol and London. The Bath Canal Boat Company is owned by Peter & Josh Brown, based in Bath.


Hire charges for Grand Cru and Premier Cru are the same. Grand Cru is available at 1.00pm on the day of hire until 9.00am on the last day of hire. Premier cru is available from 3.00pm until 11.00am. Please go to the PRICES link for details. Both boats sleep six; Grand Cru has two double rooms and two single sofa beds in the living area. Premier Cru has one double room, one room with two single beds and two single sofa beds in the living area. The canal boats are ten foot wide opposed to a narrowboat which is six foot ten inches wide. There is more interior space in Grand Cru and Premier Cru than a 68ft narrowboat. You will find the boats provide a level of decor, spaciousness and comfort more associated with a floating cottage. Ideal for a family canal boat holiday.

Grand Cru Premier Cru

The Kennet & Avon Canal is 87 miles long, and is the most interesting canal section in the country. It links Bristol Floating Harbour to the Thames at Reading. During your canal boat holiday you will be able to enjoy the cafe, shop, bar and restaurant atmosphere of Bristol harbour and the well known World Heritage Site of Bath, contrasting with areas of outstanding natural beauty, along with tearooms, cafes and village pubs.

• Weekly and Short Break Canal boat Hire   • Business Meetings  
    • Wine Tasting Trips   • Private Functions  

Bath Canal Boat Co.
8 Marlborough Buildings
Bath, Somerset
Phone: +44 (0) 1225 312935
Mobile: 07970282810
Fax: 01225 312935

Royal Yachting Association

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