Canalability - Canal Boat Day Trips and Holidays for People with Disabilities

Canal Boat Holiday

Canal Boat Holidays and Day Trips for People with Disabilities

Welcome to CanalAbility! We are an award winning charity dedicated to providing the facilities for disabled people and people with special needs to enjoy boating on the river on our specially adapted canal boats.

Have a day out or a weekend break and enjoy a great experience exploring the Rivers Stort and Lee, through the Essex and Hertfordshire countryside. Have a go at steering and changing the locks, or just relax, watch the wildlife and the world go by.

For longer holidays you can travel to London and the Grand Union Canal. Cruise through Regents Park and its zoo or perhaps take in a show – the accommodation is free and there’s no congestion charge. If you prefer a rural idyll visit the historic towns of Bishop’s Stortford and Hertford and the beautiful rolling countryside in-between.

Our three purpose-built, fully centrally heated and accessible broad beam boats enable everyone to take a full and active part in the boating experience all year round.

Canal Boat Holiday Hire

Canal Boat Holidays

Sunlight glinting on slow-flowing rivers; the lap of water on wood; beautiful countryside at your feet; access to country villages or the bright lights of London. You can have it all as you take an accessible holiday on one of our specially adapted canal boats. Enjoy a weekend trip, short-break or a longer holiday...


Canal Boat Day Hire

Canal Boat Day Hire

What a great way to take a day out – just make up a party of your charity/community group, or family and friends – stock up with plenty of picnic fare, and set off on a journey of exploration along the river Stort. Sit back and relax as you cruise through the idyllic Hertfordshire and Essex countryside...


Our Adapted Canal Boats

Stort Daybreak - Day Hire Canal Boat

Stort Daybreak

Stort Daybreak is available exclusively for day hire and will accommodate 12 passengers (6 wheelchair users) on a day trip...


Stort Challenger Holiday Canal Boat

Stort Challenger

Stort Challenger is our dual use boat and is available for holiday hire reservations and day hire...


Red Watch Holiday Canal Boat

Red Watch

Red Watch is available exclusively for holiday hire. She has four main sleeping compartments and can sleep up to 12....