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Luxury narrowboat holidays in Leicestershire


Minibreaks from £400
on our Boutique Narrowboats.

Boat tour

Take a look round
our unique canal boat.


Explore Foxton Locks and the unspoilt Leicestershire landscape.

Coronavirus update – 23 march 2020

Union Wharf Marina is now having to temporarily close to all hire boat business. If you have booked a Boutique Narrowboat for the month of April, we are currently in the process of contacting you all by email or phone. All holidays will be transferred to another future date.

If you have emailed or left a voicemail, please be assured that we will read and listen to these and respond as soon as humanly possible. The marina office is not open to visitors and so if you would like to contact us, we would prefer you to email.

Thank you for your understanding and patience while we work through your enquiries and try to keep up with this rapidly changing situation.

Best wishes

Sharon and Aaran


Luxury canal boat hire

Boutique Narrowboats is a new luxury canal boat hire business in Leicestershire and Northamptonshire. Our aim is to provide exclusive five star narrowboats on the Grand Union Canal Leicester Line, from where you can cruise through the famous Foxton Locks or explore the Wistow Rural Centre & Maze.

With unique interiors, modern tech and well-placed antiques, we hope you will experience our beautiful waterways in boutique hotel style.

Luxury canal boat hire for honeymoons, anniversaries and birthdays

Many who choose a luxury Boutique Narrowboat holiday are celebrating a special event. Our barge mini breaks make an idyllic retreat for couples marking a milestone birthday or celebrating a special anniversary. We also welcome those who are looking for a UK honeymoon with a difference, where romance and seclusion are important, as well as a sense of adventure.

Full training is given on your first afternoon aboard, so no previous experience is necessary and you don’t require a special licence.

Find out more

We invite you to explore our website to find out more about us. We have two boats available for hire and we love to share our experiences with you via our blog, newsletter or on Facebook.

If you’d like to stay on board a Boutique Narrowboat, then you can check availability and book online very easily via our website.

By all means call or email us to discuss your requirements and we will do our best to help.

Happy boating! Sharon and Aaran




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