About Us

Crest Narrowboats are a family run canal narrow boat hire business with some members having over 50 years experience in narrow boat holiday hire fleet management. All of our staff are extremely experienced in the Canal Hire Boat industry and we pride ourselves that our knowledge and expertise is second to none. This wealth of knowledge and narrow boat hire experience is invaluable and we are confident that when you hire a canal boat holiday with Crest Narrowboats your holiday along the Llangollen through Wales and Shropshire will be of the highest possible standard. Find and book the perfect narrowboat holiday for you, using our Online Availability Checker and proceed through our secure Sagepay pages. Or, if you would like more information on our luxury narrow boat holiday hire on the Llangollen Canal please call our friendly booking team based at Chirk Marina, near Llangollen on 01691 774558, they will happily help you find the ideal narrow boat holiday to suit you. View our six narrowboat classes, each one a superbly fitted out cruiser narrow boat or semi-trad narrowboat available for boat holiday hire suitable from 2 to 8 people. Enjoy a luxury narrow boating holiday when you hire a narrowboat with Crest Narrowboats on the Llangollen Canal. Discover historic routes and magnificent scenery on a narrowboat holiday. Take in such wonders as the World Hertige Site at the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct on the Llangollen canal as you enjoy a relaxing luxury narrowboat holiday from Crest Narrowboats ideally situated boat hire base at Chirk Marina.


Our luxury canal boats are based in Chirk Marina on the beautiful Llangollen Canal. Ideally situated between two renowned aqueducts, a holiday with Crest Narrowboats is guaranteed to provide outstanding views of the Welsh landscape, not least because we are fortunately placed in the middle of the 11 mile canal corridor granted World Heritage Status by UNESCO in 2009 an accolade reserved for the likes of the Statue of Liberty and the Taj Mahal.   To the north of Chirk Marina, following a canal cruise of just over an hour, our hirers will find themselves at Pontcysyllte Aqueduct the highest and longest bridge of its kind in the United Kingdom. Built in the 19th century by Thomas Telford, this phenomenal structure allows narrowboat hirers a unique opportunity to cross through a majestic Welsh valley with a birdseye view.  
Closer to home, if you find yourself with time to spare at the start or end of your Crest Narrowboats holiday, Chirk has its own attractions to enjoy. Chirk is dominated by the ancient Castle on the hill, the seat of the Myddelton family since the 16th century, and Crest Narrowboats has the honour and privelege of having the exclusive right to display the Myddelton Coat of Arms on our vessels.