Union Wharf Market Harborough

Download our 2021 brochure for more info on the Boutique Narrowboats, family holidays and day trips.

Boutique Narrowboats

Boutique Narrowboats

Book a romantic minibreak on a luxury canal boat for 2.

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Day Boat Hire for groups

Day Boat Hire for groups

Take a day trip to Foxton Locks with room for 12.

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Family narrowboat hire

Family narrowboat hire

Hire a holiday canal boat to suit the whole family.

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Gift vouchers

Gift vouchers

Purchase a Day Boat gift voucher for a special someone.

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Coronavirus latest

You will need to check who can travel with you on your boat before arriving at Union Wharf.

We are taking bookings from the following dates, but please note that this is subject to change:


29th March 2021 – Day Boat hire to single households from the local area

12th April 2021 – Holiday hire boats to single households

17th May 2021 – Day boat and holiday boat hire to 2 households or 6 people

21st June 2021 – unrestricted hire


Advice from the Canal and River Trust is updated here:

CRT guidelines

We will contact you directly if your holiday or day boat booking is affected and arrange for a transfer of your dates or refund. You can also get in touch with us.


Please be assured that if you choose to book with us but restrictions later make it impossible to travel, we will happily reschedule your booking or refund any monies paid so far.

Best wishes

Sharon and Aaran


More about Union Wharf in Market Harborough

Union Wharf Marina is at the heart of Market Harborough canal basin in Leicestershire. The basin here is a picturesque waterfront destination offering holiday hire boats to cater for all tastes.

We aim to find the ideal boat to suit your plans, whether you are an experienced boater or a complete novice looking for a minibreak adventure.

Choose from our interior-designed luxury Boutique Narrowboats for couples, our smaller day boats for groups or a holiday boat for families.

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Routes and Itineraries

The marina at Union Wharf is at the end of the Market Harborough arm. This is a peaceful stretch of the Grand Union canal which meanders through the rural Leicestershire landscape.

From Union Wharf you will soon reach the iconic Foxton Locks. From there, take a scenic route up to Leicester or choose a rural southern itinerary to Crick or Braunston.

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New to Narrowboating?

No experience is necessary to holiday on a narrowboat and we provide all the training you need.

Many of our hirers have never set foot on a canal boat before their holiday and so you are in good company. Although we offer a comprehensive handover for all our guests, we are happy to do a bit of extra ‘hand-holding’ for novices who come aboard.