Debbie's Day Boats Limited

Canal boat DAY HIRE on narrowboat NESSIE in Tamworth, Staffordshire.

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Canal Boat Day Hire in Tamworth, Staffordshire.

We are very proud of our purpose-built 32ft canal day boat NESSIE. We are committed to offering unparalleled levels of service to you.

A comprehensive ‘handover and tuition’ is conducted upon your arrival by experienced boaters and canal enthusiasts.

We are now taking bookings via phone or email. Don’t delay, call today our diary is filling up very quickly!

What better way of spending quality time with family and friends cruising our beautiful canals for the day. Maybe call in at the canal side pubs along the way for lunch and a drink or bring your own picnic.

Nessie has full galley facilities – gas hob, larder fridge, kettle, mugs, plates, glasses, bowls, frying pan, saucepan, and chopping board. Kitchen roll, tea/hand towels, cleaning cloth, foam scourer, washing up liquid, liquid soap and bowl. Flush toilet, indoor and outdoor seating.

Booking by Telephone or Email

The full hire fee is payable within 48 hours of booking to secure the date of hire.

If the payment is not received within 48 hours, then the date is released for hire.


An insurance bond is payable on the day of hire. This is refundable on the safe return of the boat undamaged and with no losses to equipment. Any losses or damage will be deducted from the £100.

A charge will be made of £25 per 15 minutes for the late return of the vessel.

Nessie is available to hire 7 days per week.

Season starts Easter 2024 to 30th September..

Debbies Day Boat Hire

Prices on Application.

Bookings are now being taken, please ring to book.

Accessible Boating at Debbie’s Day Boats Limited

Whilst we welcome visits by guests with additional needs, we DO NOT have specifically adapted boats for a person who uses a wheelchair or has reduced mobility.

Therefore, it is with regret that we are unable to accommodate wheelchair users.

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The company is committed to offering unparalleled levels of service to you, our customer and staffed by experienced boating enthusiasts and highly skilled craftsmen and engineers.

what our clients
have to say

we love them

Lynda RossLynda Ross
11:34 07 Aug 22
We hired Nessie for the day and was a bit disappointed with the weather it rained heavy first thing. My son was being shown the ropes by Lorna, she was an excellent teacher and made you feel confident. There was 7 of us, three adults and 4 children, ranging from 2 to 10. The kids loved the experience, not getting bored at all, the 2 year old was a bit of a handful, so she may stay home next time. The sun came out at about 10.30 and it was a really hot day. The captain was a bit nervous at first but he soon got the hang of it, lovely route, beautiful houses and pubs on the way. Nessie was a nice size to handle. Now we know what to expect we will definitely book again. Lovely experience. Thank you Lorna 👏🏼
Richard TophamRichard Topham
17:28 22 Jul 22
Had a brilliant day.....went through all the things we needed to know, very friendly yet professional, lovely little boat, great pubs along the way, beautiful scenery. Will definitely book again every year..
andy Osborneandy Osborne
08:59 15 Jul 22
Took my boat here to have the bottom blacked, loved the people here, so relaxed polite and helpful, the work was fantastic. Mark and his mum Lorna are a fantastic team, cannot recommend this place highly enough. Thank you Mark and hit team, and Lorna your love for dogs is alongside mine, loved talking to you.xx
Jay LeanneJay Leanne
18:57 04 Jul 22
Honestly one of the best days from start too finish! I booked this for the family as a birthday present … never done this before but with help and training with Lorna who was absolutely fantastic we had the best day I can’t fault anything at all I would give more than five stars if I could lovely couple super helpful Nessie is great! Highly recommend and can’t wait too book again! 🥂🤩
neil wilsonneil wilson
05:49 01 Jul 22
We hired one of the day boats for a day out (a group if six "grumpy old men" for a relaxed lazy day our. What a great day. Slowly going along the canal for a few hours. Seeing the thing's we drive past from a totally different angle and not rushing. Great to not have any locks to deal with resulted a totally relaxed day out. Thanks for the training and great delivery.

Nothing like a day relaxing on the British waterways and taking it easy on a Narrowboat!

Call and book today

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