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  Weekend Breaks

We are able to offer weekend cruises on the canals from 2pm Friday finishing at 9.30am Monday.

These cruises are available aboard Friday start boats. The boat may be picked up any time between 2pm and 3.30pm on Friday (after 3.30 pm by prior arrangement) and returned Sunday evening instead of Monday morning.

Midweek Breaks

Hire starts at 2pm on Monday and finishes at 9.30am on a Friday.

Saturday boats may be booked for shorter periods than a week but these can only be confirmed at two weeks notice. Please telephone with your requirements.

To ensure clean and reliable boats for your holiday we employ an experienced team of cleaners and service engineers.
All sheets, duvets, pillowcases and blankets are washed by our local launderette.


At first glance the initial cost of hiring a narrow boat may seem expensive.

Please remember the cost not only provides your accommodation but your transport and your entertainment.


The canalboat scene is not commercialised.

Fully Inclusive Hire Fee

Our prices are fully inclusive of the narrow boat and its equipment, V. A. T. as applicable, car parking, bottled gas, diesel fuel, lubricating oil, bed linen, television and DVD

All you need bring is food, clothes and towels (towels and tea towels are provided on request for overseas clients).

There are no hidden extras, a small charge is payable for pets.

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