About Us

Star Narrowboat Holidays, is an independent, narrowboat hire company owned and managed by Hester Cox at the Bridgewater Marina (also known as Boothstown Basin) we are independent of the marina and any other business operating from there. We always aim to provide superb quality canal boat hire in the Northwest of England, UK and we are proud to offer a unique boat and a memorable experience to all who stay aboard. 

We have been enjoying great success since we started in June 2012, we've welcomed people (beginners and experienced hirers) from many different places such as Australia, New Zealand, Canada, the United States, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Germany, Singapore, China, Egypt, Spain, France, the Netherlands, South Africa, Israel and of course all over the UK. We started with 'Gloria' and in 2014 we brought 'Queenie' to the water. In October 2016 we gained Quality Accredited Boatyard (QAB) status (this is accredited to us and not the marina where we are based). Our boat 'Gloria' had it's last hire on 20th August 2020. We now have one boat for hire - we may have another in the future.

We are open all year round and we keep the same hire prices all year round too. We offer narrowboat holiday hire - where you take the boat out on the canal and static hire. If you would like a static hire with a skippered boat trip we can also arrange this option please ask for more info. We also offer 'Experience' days and Vouchers.

We hope you like our website, the gallery pictures will give you a good idea of our boat and the surrounding area where we are based - thanks to Laura Hutchinson who took most of the interior boat photo's.

If you ‘like’/'follow' us on our facebook and twitter pages you will be kept up to date with any special offers, late availability and perhaps some extra delights!

You are welcome to come and visit us and look over 'Queenie' and if you fancy a test run before you decide whether to make a booking or not we can arrange that.

We hope to see you soon, Hester.





Hester As Captain

Hester as Captain!

Email: info@starnarrowboatholidays.co.uk

Tel: +44 (0)7944 404 227

Star Narrowboat Holidays
Bridgewater Marina
14 Quayside Close
Boothstown, Worsley
Manchester, M28 1YB

Star Narrowboat Holidays gained QAB status in 2016.We are a member of the British Marine Federation