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 2017 09:00 to 17:00

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

1st November 2017 to 28th February 2018 09:00 to 16:00

Monday to Friday £120-00     Saturdays, Sundays £150-00

24th December 2017 to 2nd January 2018 09:00 to 16:00 £170-00.

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

Evening Hire Prices.

While daylight permits: 18:00 to 21:00

Weekdays or weekends £100

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

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

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


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


Cosgrove Narrowboat Company.

Quality Boats, Quality Service.

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

Telephone:  07973 915652

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