*** New prices for 2013 ***

Hire Fees  & Availability -  'Tarporley'  Narrowboat

£270: Day - 6 hours

£180: Evening or Half-day - 3 hours

£550: 2 days or long weekend, then add £270 for each additional day

Separate prices apply for charities and corporate hire - contact us.

Please check out availability on this Calendar:

We are now booked up for most summer weekends

We are unable to take bookings with less than a week's notice

Note:  to see times - please select 'Week' or 'Agenda' view - the latter lists all confirmed bookings.

Then contact us to make a booking request.

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Tarporley is a 1937 working boat which was converted to run in London as Camden’s community narrowboat in 1972. 

She is an historic vessel and can only be handled safely with skill and experience; she is therefore not available to hire on a self-steer basis.

Skippered cruises                                                                       Back to the Top 

Skippered cruises on Tarporley are available to all kinds of groups from charities, clubs and schools to businesses and private parties (maximum 12 passengers).   Not sure where to go? - Check out possible routes, view maps etc

We especially welcome charitable groups of the less privileged or vulnerable and those from every section of London & Camden’s multi-ethnic society. 

More than 12 passengers?   Please contact us as we can often arrange extra boat[s] and increase capacity. 

A narrowboat trip with a difference!                                      Back to the Top

When you take a trip along the Regents Canal on the historic narrowboat 'Tarporley', you don't just have to sit and watch the scenery go by - you can explore the boat, steer and help work the locks too - if you're feeling energetic.  We take a maximum of 12 passengers, with crew members on hand to answer any questions about the canal, the local scenery and wildlife. We will also tell you about the boat’s fascinating history if that interests you.  You never know who you might meet . . . .

'Little Boots' on 'Tarporley'