At Shire Cruisers, we do self-drive holidays, from a weekend upwards. If you want a day trip on the water, with a crew or self-drive, these are the local firms we recommend:
From 30 minute trips to longer excursions, pre-booked or turn up and go. Take the grandchildren, send them on a Pirate Party, or go on a curry night or Sunday lunch.
Hebden Bridge Cruises
Regular public trips, party bookings, discos, Santa specials, stag or hen nights.....
Yorkshire Hire Cruisers
A & G Passenger Boats
0114 278 6314
Be looked after in comfort while a professional crew manages the boat and provides smashing meals. Help at the locks if you wish, but no cooking!
For a heady mix between bunk barn and hotel boat, look at Wandering Duck, which cruises on the Macclesfield and Peak Forest canals.
Take off for the day, on a boat with simple facilities for brewing up, a toilet, and all you need.
Portland Basin Marina
Ashton under Lyne
0161 330 3133
York Marine Services
Trafalgar Marine Services
Take a little boat for an impromptu trip in the open air - some are electric, others have oars!
Pennine Boat Trips
We don't know about canoe hire, but you can learn to canoe here at the Wharf with Yorkshire's leading Sea Scout Group.
12th Halifax Sea Scouts
Sowerby Bridge Wharf
Halifax Canoe Club
Sowerby Bridge: based on the River Calder