Ashby Boat Company Limited, Canal Wharf, Stoke Golding, Warwickshire, CV13 6EY | 01455 212671 | sales@ashbyboats.com

Day boats

Badger and Mole are two of the best equipped and most comfortable canal boats available for daily hire.

It is also possible to hire them for short breaks on a pro rata pricing.

The Ashby Canal is lock free passing through beautiful rural landscapes, and in places having the look of a slow meandering natural river. Stoke Golding a village in Warwickshire is the start of the days hire, which is 7½ hrs between 9.30am – 5pm   or   10am – 5.30pm  or 10.30am – 6.00pm or 11am – 6.30pm

Day Boats are easy to handle and no experience or qualifications are required. Tuition is given and takes about 30 minutes if you are inexperienced or need a refresher.

A “steerer” for the day can be provided at a cost of £60:00 extra, by arrangement at the time of booking.

PRICES ARE PER DAY (A day is 7½ hours)

  Winter prices
Feb/March/Oct/Nov
Summer prices
April/May/June/JulyAug/Sept
BOAT NAME Number of Passengers Monday to Friday Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays Monday to Friday Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays
BADGER
MOLE
1-4 £90 £180 £140 £180
BADGER
MOLE
5-12 £120 £180 £140 £180

Boat features & information. 

    • Gas cooker with grill, oven and two hobs.
    • Electric fridge, flush toilet and shower.
    • Stainless steel sink with hot and cold water.
    • Pots and pans, cutlery and crockery for up to twelve people.
    • Solid fuel wood/coal burning stove for very cosy all year cruising.
    • Buoyancy aids provided free of charge when needed.
    • Car parking is free.
    • No experience is necessary as a show round and boat handling tuition is given.
    • Bedding can be provided for up to 2 people for overnight hire, or a mini break canal holiday.
    • Mini break prices on Mole and Badger are charged at the 5-12 person rate, multiplied by the number of days hire.

Dayboat Mole, mored up for freshments at Sutton Cheney Wharf, click to enlarge. Extra hours or late return will be charged at £10.00 per hour.

To remind you, Mole and Badger can be taken out for short breaks, prices are charged at the daily 6- 12 persons rate multiplied by the number of days taken. Bedding is provided for up to 2 people.

Conditions of hire

A maximum of 12 people are legally allowed on a hired day boat (dogs are welcome). Reserve your canal day boat early by telephoning to avoid disappointment. A £50.00 deposit is required, which can be paid over the phone with a debit card. On the day the balance of the hire charge is to be paid, plus a £100:00 refundable damage deposit in cash. On return the £100:00 will then be refunded provided the boat is returned on time and without any breakages.

Dayboats Badger and Mole for short breaks on a pro-rata dayboat

price as shown below

Badger and Mole can both be booked for short breaks, at any time of the year on a pro rata pricing basis, with a 1 to 4 person rate applying during the Winter months, i.e. October to March inclusive.

During the Summer months the 5 to 12 person rate will apply.

Badger and Mole both have the facility to sleep 2 people on one make up double berth.

  Winter prices
Feb/March/Oct/Nov
Summer prices
April/May/June/JulyAug/Sept
BOAT NAME Number of Passengers Monday to Friday Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays Monday to Friday Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays
BADGER
MOLE
1-4 £90 £180 £140 £180
BADGER
MOLE
5-12 £120 £180 £140 £180