Holiday Inspirations

Great Canal Journeys on the Norfolk Broads

Posted by on October 30, 2017 at 12:25 pm

The latest episode of Great Canal Journeys saw everyone’s favourite boating couple Tim & Pru explore Britain’s magical waterland- the Norfolk Broads. The episode followed the couple onboard the classic 1938 wooden cruiser ‘Lady Christina’ as they took a trip back in time, discovering the history of this ancient waterways network. Highlights of their journey […]

Cosy couples boating breaks

Posted by on October 12, 2017 at 9:28 am

Autumn is not only a great time for families but for couples to get away too. We have a selection of cosy two-berth narrowboats, some featuring solid-fuel stoves on the UK canals and a selection of two-berth cruisers on the Norfolk Broads. So whether you prefer the meandering canals or the wide open waters of […]

October half term boating holiday ideas

Posted by on September 28, 2017 at 8:32 am

Fancy something different this October half term? Why not try a family boating holiday on the UK canals or the Norfolk Broads. Keep the kids occupied helping out with the locks on the canals, or bird spotting on the Broads. No previous experience is necessary and we would be more than happy to help you […]

Heather’s first boating holiday

Posted by on September 25, 2017 at 8:56 am

As the newest member of the Waterways Holidays team, my first 6 months with the company fast approaching, I decided to take my family on our first ever narrowboat holiday to celebrate my mother’s 70th Birthday. Day One We were collecting “Marilyn” from Uplands Marina at Northwich on the August bank holiday and were looking […]

Top 3 canals for an autumn break away

Posted by on September 20, 2017 at 3:24 pm

Autumn is a fantastic time of year for a boating holiday. With the hustle and bustle of the school holidays over it’s a much quieter time to enjoy the waterways. The golden autumnal colours are brought to life on the waters, with the scenery becoming even more spectacular. Wake up to beautiful misty mornings and […]

Our sailing trip on the Norfolk Broads

Posted by on September 8, 2017 at 2:52 pm

This week 3 of the team here at Waterways Holidays were lucky enough to have a few days sailing on the Norfolk Broads. Our partners at Upton very kindly provided us with the beautiful 34ft yacht ‘Leda’. ‘Leda’ has a gaff rig, which means unlike a Bermudan rig, the main sail is four-cornered. Not only […]

Widebeam Boat Hire near London

Posted by on August 10, 2017 at 10:49 am

We have a beautiful new widebeam available for weekly hire from our base at Iver, just off the main line of the Grand Union Canal. The starting location provides easy access into Central London, giving boaters the opportunity to cruise to Little Venice, London Zoo & Regent’s Park. For a more rural escape, boaters can […]

Electric cruisers available to hire on the Norfolk Broads

Posted by on July 20, 2017 at 12:33 pm

alsoWe are proud to announce the arrival of another super quiet, environmentally-friendly motor cruiser on the Norfolk Broads, located at Horning. ‘Silent Emblem’ is fitted with an electric motor, providing around 5 hours of quiet cruising or running time. There’s no need to plug in to recharge the batteries, the generator cuts in automatically so […]

Classic Thames cruiser available to hire from Marlow

Posted by on June 30, 2017 at 3:00 pm

We are very happy to announce the arrival of a beautifully hand crafted classic wooden heritage boat, located on the River Thames at Marlow. Built in 1952, ‘Bernadette II’ is 30ft of Bates Star Craft and offers a rare opportunity to explore the Thames in style in a classic motor cruiser. Although classic on the […]

Take a look at our new boats available to hire

Posted by on May 10, 2017 at 12:08 pm

We have added some new boats to our website for your 2017 boating holiday. And now there’s an even better choice of locations for your next holiday. Offering a variety of routes suited to novices and experienced boaters alike.   ‘Midland Mallard‘ is a 63ft narrowboat ideal for families or a group of friends. Located […]