Call: 01895 823 582


We wish you a  

Happy New Year

to all our volunteers and customers

from all at HNA 


 May we express all our thanks to the volunteers who helped make our

Santa Boat Tirips

a great success for 2021 




We now have 4 new trainers 

so we will be running more CCBM and Boat Handling Training Courses 

If you are interested in a CCBM or BHC training course.

Cost is only £400 for the 4 day course

If CCBM is achieved there will be a registration fee 

Please contact us by email

or leave a message at 01895 823582.


We are now taking Bookings

Residential trips Merlin and Pisces only 

See price list

For Skippered trips on Spirit and our Self steer Day boat Reg only


Up to 2 hours £100  3 to 8 hours Day Hire £150


Up to 4 hours £140 or 4 to 6 hours 190

Where can we go?


Make 2021/22 a great year

with new exciting experiences 

just give a Hillingdon Narrowboats

Gift Voucher

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Give a Gift voucher for

a 2, 4 or 6 hour trip

some money towards a trip

or some money towards next years

Santa Boat Trips

Click here for details




Hillingdon Narrowboats is a charity which owns and operate six narrowboats on the Grand Union Canal, based in Harefield, West London.

Much of our work is with schools, Scout, Guide, Cubs and Brownies groups, disadvantaged people, DoE Gold students, Princes Trust and other community or voluntary groups, where we provide boats for anything from a single afternoon to a full five-day event on the local canal system.

We provide training under the auspices of the National Community Boat Association, at a number of levels, which are one to four day courses and are suitable for anyone, of any experience – from complete novice, up to experienced boaters. .

We also provide private and corporate hire: We have provided boats for team-building events, a family reunion (with members flying in from all parts of the globe); a five day adventure with three boats for a local school; countless Beaver, Cub and Scout narrowboat camps; and much more.

Every year, we run special events, such as our very popular Santa Specials in December, which saw over 600 passengers join us for a trip to see Santa in his canal-side grotto.

Whatever your background, and whatever you’re doing, narrowboating has something for everyone. If you can’t find what you’re looking for here, get in touch and we’ll be able to come up with something fun, educational, relaxing or motivating. We look forward to boating with you soon

Painting of Coppermill Lock and boathouse with NB Spirit  by D. Morley Ickenham Art Society


Lesley RIP

It is with great sadness that we share the news that Lesley Griffiths our Chairman passed away in her sleep this morning after a long battle with Leukaemia. Lesley was a remarkable woman who showed such courage and strength. Words cannot express the sorrow and loss we feel today, our deepest condolences go to Lesley’s husband, our dear friend Graham.

13th July 2021     


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We rely heavily on grants and donations. It would be so nice if you could help us to keep afloat! 

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