Wheelchair Friendly Canal Boats
Find disabled and wheelchair accessible canal boat hire and canal boat trusts offering holidays and short breaks for people with a range of disabilities and special needs including wheelchair users by browsing the sites listed below in this dedicated area of ABLEize. There are a number of accessible and adapted boats offering holidays for the disabled in canals throughout the UK, many with specially-designed and purpose-built boats for you to enjoy canals up and down the country.
Many wheelchair accessible canal boats have hydraulic lifts to give full access to wheelchair users, disabled WC’s, low level fitments, hoists and even low windows so you can fully enjoy your surroundings from inside as well as out. Check out the listings below for details along with canal boat contacts and canal locations and discover the fun and tranquility to be had on board an accessible canal boat.
Based in Welshpool, Wales with two accessible canal boats; Heulwen II and Heulwen III equipped with a hydraulic passenger lift for wheelchairs users and access to all facilities. Offers free day trips to the disabled with up to 12 passengers including carers. Check out the site for full details, images and booking details. Also offers private hire for individuals, parties, weddings or just relaxing days out on the water.
A charity running wheelchair accessible canal boats including a 70 foot, 8 berth canal boat fully adapted for disabled use. View images, access details, hiring details and how to make contact. Includes video clips.
Hampshire based organisation with two accessible boats with one catering for up to 6 wheelchair users. Based on the Basingstoke Canal.
Hire a specially adapted narrowboat providing wheelchair access on, off and throughout the boat. Beatrice is a specially designed wheelchair friendly 53ft – 4 berth narrowboat and is available for hire for you, your family and pets to enjoy the waterways of Warwickshire. Site provides images, narrowboat layout and booking information.
Provides accessible canal boat holidays and day trips in specially adapted boats enjoying the Rivers Stort and Lee, through the Essex and Hertfordshire countryside as well as the excitment of London and the Grand Union Canal.
Provides canal cruising for the disabled in Scotland using specially constructed canal boats on the Caledonian, Union and Forth and Clyde canals. Also offers a holiday boat in Falkirk. Includes booking and donation details plus news.
Provides accessible canal trips on canals of North West England aboard a specially converted wheelchair friendly narrow boat.
Has four accessible canal boats 12 berth, 10 berth and 6 berth with hydraulic lifts, wide doors and access ramps and disabled WC’s. Berkshire based.