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Welcome to our website featuring holidays and short breaks on the UK waterways..

A boating holiday is the fastest way to a slower pace of life. Progress is made at an unhurried rate, with the freedom to cruise at your leisure between dawn and dusk, and moor virtually anywhere you please with waterside pubs, villages, towns, cities and historic treasures to visit. With over 200 boats at 14 start points throughout the UK, you have the choice of over 1500 miles of waterways to explore.

This website is designed to help you through the many options available, from the choice of where in the country you want to cruise, through the details of each start base and then to the layouts of the boats. In addition to the layout diagrams, internal photographs of every class of boat are shown, so you can really get a feel for the boats before you book. If you are browsing the choices online you can also check the availability of boats and even make your reservation from the website. We strive to offer you the highest standards of holiday experience and safety. Your safety is important to us so our handovers have been audited and approved by the British Marine Federation.

Staying on one of our boats compares to a holiday cottage, with the added advantage that your holiday home can take you wherever you want to go. With the simple controls, no experience is necessary and as part of our service we will show you everything you need to do with the boat and canals. We clean, check and service the boats between every cruise to ensure that they meet our rigorous standards, and are ready to welcome you when you arrive at the start of your holiday. We are confident your family or crew will never forget the fun of learning to handle a narrowboat and the shared experience of working the locks.

We look forward to welcoming you aboard one of our boats for your next boating holiday.

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