Call: 01895 823 582


Trips run from 10am to 4.30 pm
(every 30 minutes)
on the following dates

2nd-3rd, 9th - 10th & 16th - 17th December
from the Boathouse Summerhouse Lane Harefield UB9 6HX

Tickets prices are £ 20.00 per child and £ 15.00 per adlut and includes
a one hour boat trip and a visit to SANTA in his GROTTO
includes hot and cold drinks, mince pies, and a framed photo
and a gift from Santa


Its very important that warm clothing is worn
Phone 01895 823582
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We are pleased to announce the Election of our new Chairman
Dave Wright

We would like to thank Kathy Robinson

our departing Chairman for all her hard work over the years


We are now taking Bookings

For self steer on our day boat "Reg" for up to 8 people 
you may book online or call us. We give new steerers
a short tuition in steering and locking which will allow
them to enjoy the rest of the day on the
Historical Grand Union Canal

Only £170 for up to 8 hours

Residential trips on Merlin or Pisces
For up to 12 people per boat
For weekend (Friday night Sunday evening) just
£370.00 for further details see our price list
you may book online or call us.

For Skippered trips on our wheelchair friendly
boat "Spirit" for up to 12 people you may book
online or call us.
Up to 4 hours £160 or 4 to 6 hours £210

For Corporate trips and team building please call us


Make 2023 a great year
with new exciting experiences
Just give a Hillingdon Narrowboats Gift Voucher

Call for details

Tel. 01895 832582 email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Our office is manned on Tuesday Wednesday and Thursday
From 11.00am to 4.00pm

24 hour answering service


About Us

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 experiencefrom 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

Please Donate

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

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