Yorkshire canals for boating holidays with Shire Cruisers
  Yorkshire canals
  Boating holidays with Shire Cruisers


Here are some things recent customers have said:

The journey

Scenery tranquil, majestic, surprising, idyllic. People warm, friendly & extremely helpful and interested/interesting. Stubbing Wharf and Grandma Pollards were both memorable and great value.
Alex and Tony, Cambridge

Canal boat at Brearley, Yorkshire canalsWe all loved the scenery. We would recommend the Dusty Miller at Mytholmroyd; the White Hart at Todmorden; the Cross Keys at Walsden. Easy bus trip from Hebden Bridge to Heptonstall (historic village).
Polly, Sussex

Lovely overnight moorings at Shepley Bridge. Nice to share locks with another boat. Met lovely couple from Chester but everyone so friendly.
Mrs Clarke, Devon

Best holiday ever (so far!). We were teamed up with brilliant couple in Oxford for locking. Fantastic.
Mrs Care, Northumberland 

Handover and service

Very detailed & thorough - just what we needed. Friendly introduction for us. 
Julia & Tony, Cambridge

Good explanation from Susan. Our trainer, Will, was brilliant. Very friendly, relaxed and knowledgeable.
Short/Humphries, Devon

All staff very helpful and excellent.
Mr Nunas, Devon 


  • The Norfolk was beautiful and clean and well equipped - loved the boat
    Mr Phillip
  • Good. Well presented, clean, well equipped and well designed.
    Mrs Brown, Hereford
  • Good, clean, all the mod cons required, comfortable.
    Mrs Peralta, York
  • Layout first-class; best we've seen. Very comfortable yet flexible - felt bigger than its length.
    Mr & Mrs Parker, Stafford.


  • Very good layout, fully equipped, clean, tidy and very good condition.
    Mr Seville, Somerset
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