About us

Enabling others to experience our beautiful waterways 

Waterways Experiences is an award-winning, volunteer-run charity, operating three canal boats from a beautifully landscaped boat base on the Grand Union Canal, near Hemel Hempstead in Hertfordshire. We enable everyone, including the disabled, the disadvantaged, the young and the old to experience the fun and the beauty of our waterways.

We operate without any paid employees. As volunteers, what makes us tick is the satisfaction of being able to share our passion for the waterways and canal boating with people normally excluded from this pastime.

The commitment and dedication shown by our volunteers is what makes us special.

Find out how we fund trips for around 10,000 passengers each year, two thirds of whom benefit from subsidised hire rates.

Our award winning charity, is led by a team of experienced Trustees who give their time for free to suppotrt our charity.