Opening hours from 1st April 2022 to 1st November 2022


09:00 TO 5:00


09:00 TO 5:00


09:00 TO 5:00


09:00 TO 5:00


09:00 TO 5:00


10:00 TO 4:00


09:00 TO 5:00

Welcome to Venetian Hire Boats & Chandlery

If you’re looking for a short break (minimum one week) canal boat holiday or a long canal boat holiday then look no further as we have the canal boat that you are looking for. Take it easy with a leisurely Narrowboat holiday exploring the Cheshire ring or take in the spectacular views on a Llangollen Canal boat holiday.

Hire a Canal Boat

We have two luxury Narrowboats for hire offering the highest level of comfort for your longer cruising holiday of a week or more.


Venetian Hireboats is located in the perfect place to start your canal boat holiday. We are on the Shropshire Union Canal, Middlewich arm which offers a large selection of holiday routes for consideration including Llangollen Canal boat holidays for both long and short breaks.

Direct from the Venetian Marina you can access the Shropshire Union, the Trent and Mersey and the Llangollen and Montgomery canals where you can cross the breath-taking Chirk Aqueduct and then shortly afterwards, the spectacular Pontcysyllte Aqueduct which is a full 120ft above the valley floor of the River Dee.

You also have the option of heading towards Liverpool and the Bridgewater canal where on the way you can take the historical Anderton boat lift down to the River Weaver.

Boat Hire – Booking

We’ve tried to make the booking process as simple and easy as possible for you to know how much your holiday is going to cost you which means that we do not have any hidden charges. Simply select the week you wish to book to hire a canal boat and follow the instructions.