Find your Nicols canal barge

If you’re new to canal boat holidays and are not sure of how to choose a canal barge that suits your needs then we’re here to help!

In just three clicks answering the questions below we’ll be able to show you the best options available. We’ll need to know the makeup of your crew including any toddlers and babies plus the number of cabins and beds that are required. Finally, we’ll ask about the additional design features or equipment you want to find on board – such as sun terraces, inside or outside (or both!) steering positions and much more.

Choosing your canal barge really is as easy as 1 - 2 - 3!

3 QUESTIONS To help find your canal boat

How many people make up your crew?
How many cabins do you require (minimum)?
What other options do you want?

Nicols has been building canal boatsfor 30 years


The Nicols boatyard is based in France and is responsible for every aspect of the building of our canal boats – from the initial concepts to delivery on the waterways. Their many years of experience along with listening to customers has seen continuous improvements resulting in what is now one of the most stylish and comfortable fleets on the waterways.


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Our canal bargesby features

There are over 20 different types of boat within the Nicols canal barge fleet. Choose the features that are important to you and find the best canal barge for your holiday.

Our canal barges suit all type of crews

Whether you’re travelling as a couple, a family or as a group of friends (young or old!) Nicols has a boat to suit you and your crew!

Our canal bargesin four great ranges

Over the 30 years we’ve been building canal boats, the Nicols boatyard has created four ranges – all varying in shape and the features and equipment found on board. Each of the four ranges is available in different sizes from single cabin smaller canal boats right up to large canal barges with five cabins. This means your crew can be anything from 2 to 12 people!