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Narrow Boating

Self hire narrow boat holidays

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the minimum number of nights that I can hire the Narrow Boat for ?

Our Narrow Boat Holidays are from 3 nights upwards. You can have the boats for less nights, but with a minimum 3 nights hire charge.

Do I need a license to operate the Narrow Boat ?

No license or experience is necessary as we will give you both boat and lock tuition as part of your training when you arrive on your holiday.

What is on the Narrow Boats?

Please view the narrow boats information as they are all different.

Where do I leave my car?

There is free on-site parking at all of our Narrow Boat Holiday locations.

Where can I go with the Narrow Boat ?

You are free to navigate the canal system and go where you want. You can purchase maps before hand if you want to plan ahead. Our marinas are also very happy to help with route suggestions and questions.

Where can I stop with the Narrow Boat ?

You can stop nearly anywhere on the canal system provided you obey any signs stating not to do so and you are not blocking anything. Mooring pegs are supplied with the boat in case there are no tie off points.

Is the boat easy to operate ?

Yes, even beginners can operate the boat after being trained at checkin. The boat has forward and reverse gears plus neutral. The boat only travels at about 3mph.

Is there something I can read before coming on a canal boat holiday?

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