Holiday Inspirations

The Southern Broads

Posted by on February 22, 2019 at 3:15 pm

For regular boaters on the Broads who tend to stick to the Northern Broads between Wroxham and Potter Heigham, Acle and Great Yarmouth; there is a whole new world awaiting your discovery in the South. Why not take out one of the fabulous boats from our new base at Burgh St. Peter, near Oulton Broad […]

Norfolk Broads FAQs

Posted by on February 7, 2019 at 4:41 pm

We thought it would be useful to put together some of our most frequently asked questions for those of you considering a boating holiday on the Norfolk Broads! 1. Do I need previous experience?   No previous experience is necessary as full training will be given on arrival. 2. How many people do the boats sleep?   Our cruisers sleep between 2 and 12 people. 3. Can I take […]

Hire a boat for Valentine’s Day!

Posted by on January 24, 2019 at 10:35 am

Cruise away from it all this Valentine’s Day with a romantic boating break for two. What could be more idyllic than escaping the hustle and bustle and cruising along one of our scenic canals in your very own cosy hire boat? We’ve picked some of our best narrowboats, designed just for the two of you: […]

Top Norfolk Broads Landmarks

Posted by on January 17, 2019 at 11:42 am

The Norfolk Broads is an extremely popular holiday destination. Regular visitors to the Broads will already know of the iconic landmarks to look out for. Here’s a list for those of you who are visiting, or plan to visit the Norfolk Broads this year: St Benet’s Abbey- Located on the banks of the River Bure […]

Waterways attractions to visit in 2019

Posted by on January 9, 2019 at 12:11 pm

Here at Waterways Holidays we have combined a list of the top waterways attractions to visit on your 2019 boating holiday. The Falkirk Wheel – This impressive boat lift is the only of its kind in the entire world. Built to connect the Forth & Clyde Canal towards Glasgow and the Union Canal towards Edinburgh, […]

New boats for 2019

Posted by on January 3, 2019 at 11:56 am

We have been busy adding some fantastic brand new boats to our website ready for your 2019 boating holiday! Here’s a round-up of our newest additions: Ashby: A 55ft semi-traditional narrowboat located on the peaceful Ashby Canal. ‘Ashby’ sleeps up to 4 people, with one fixed double cabin and one additional make-up double in the […]

Waterways Holidays 2019

Posted by on December 19, 2018 at 11:39 am

2018 has been a busy and successful year for us here at Waterways Holidays. Many exciting things have been going on behind the scenes in preparation for the 2019 season.  One of our biggest changes is the launch of our brand new fully responsive website! (Check it out here: This will make it much […]

Christmas & New Year on the Cut

Posted by on December 10, 2018 at 4:21 pm

Picture frosty towpaths, crisp mornings and evenings spent curled up in front of a solid-fuel stove or a roaring fire in the canalside pub. Winter cruising suddenly becomes quite an attractive prospect. Throw in wonderfully quiet canals, friendly locals and a chance to get away from it all at a busy time of year and […]

Hire one of our wonderful widebeams!

Posted by on October 23, 2018 at 10:42 am

The extra space a widebeam provides in comparison to a traditional narrowboat is a feature that many people are attracted to. Traditionally, a narrowboat is 6ft in width, whereas a widebeam offers at least an extra few feet of space, ranging between 9ft-12ft in width. We have several widebeams to hire, located across the United […]

Norfolk Broads Autumn Boat Hire

Posted by on October 3, 2018 at 2:19 pm

Many people tend to associate boating holidays on the Norfolk Broads with the summer holidays, a bustling place of excitement filled with families enjoying their time together. Autumn however, tends to be overlooked as the time to go for a boating holiday, when in actual fact, it’s an ideal time to go. With the leaves […]