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Questions for first time boaters

Published on May 24, 2016 By Waterways Holidays

Here at Waterways holidays we thought it would be helpful for those of you considering your first boating holiday to put a few frequently asked questions together. Previous experience is not required so a boating holiday is an exciting, fun option to consider when choosing your holiday. It is a perfect way to discover the […]

What do you need to take on your boating holiday?

Published on June 29, 2011 By Waterways Holidays

It is always useful to purchase a map (we recommend a Nicholsons Guide) before you depart on your boating holiday so that you can work out where the locks are and areas of interest to visit. In terms of items, here are a few items we might suggest: Sensible, non-slip shoes Torches for walking along […]

Do you have to pay for mooring?

Published on June 20, 2011 By Waterways Holidays

Most of mooring along the canals are free. Occasionally leading up to and in city centres you may be charged for overnight mooring. In Bristol dock there is an overnight fee of £35 every 24 hours for example, and areas of the River Thames may also charge to moor up. On the Norfolk Broads, you […]

What is the difference between a fixed bed and a dinette double bed?

Published on June 20, 2011 By Waterways Holidays

  A fixed bed refers to a bed that can remain set up for your whole holiday. If however you are looking at a layout that shows a dinette double bed, it will have to be made up in the evenings. During the day a dinette double comprises of a sofa bench area, often in […]

What is the difference between 12 volts and 240 volts power supply on the boats?

Published on June 20, 2011 By Waterways Holidays

All of the boats have 12V power unless otherwise stated. The 12V boats however, can power already built in appliances like colour TV’s, DVD players, CD players & radios, fridges and lighting, most of which is supplied on the boats as standard. 12V boats have a cigar lighter socket on board which means that all […]