Narrowboat Day Hire from Valley Cruises
Day hire boat “Mole Valley” can be booked for self drive canal trips for a day, part of a day or evening. She is 34 ft (10.36 M) long, licensed for a maximum of 12 passengers and is fully wheelchair accessible. You don't need any boating experience or qualifications, you will be given comprehensive hand-over instruction which usually lasts between 30 to 40 minutes. On board you have toilet & a kitchen sink as well as a CD player/radio; there are 12 folding seats and tables and an open front deck with level access.
A day on “Mole Valley” is a great way to get some fresh air with friends or family and to sample what a longer canal holiday would be like. Take a picnic or dine out at one of the canal side pubs. Lots of people get hooked on boat holidays this way! Day hire is from 10.00 to 16.30, but this can be extended into the evening or can be taken as a ½ day or evening cruise (see prices). A £200 refundable cash deposit is taken on arrival against the boat's safe and clean return on time.
We also offer skippered hire with a qualified boat master.
For corporate hire, we can design team-building activities around your individual requirements. The boat is equipped with 230v power sockets for computers etc. and tea/coffee, snacks and buffet platters can be included – please call for details.
Mole Valley is based in Coventry Canal Basin in the centre of Coventry, where there is ample on-site parking. The canal heads North through the city, past the Ricoh Stadium (home to Coventry City F.C. and The Wasps) and out into the open countryside to Hawkesbury Junction where the Oxford Canal joins the Coventry Canal – about 2 hours cruise from the canal basin. The Greyhound pub is located at Hawkesbury, making an ideal lunch or evening stop before returning to the Canal Basin.