Holiday Inspirations

Norfolk Broads Winter Renovations for 2012

Posted by on November 28, 2011 at 12:33 pm

Over the winter the waterways may become quieter but behind the scenes the marina staff are still working as hard as ever, maintaining the boats and updating their interior furnishings. Our partners at Norwich marina, Thorpe St Andrew on the Norfolk Broads are busily updating their Duet Class boats in their boat shed by the […]

The 2011 Barton Charter Yacht Regatta

Posted by on November 9, 2011 at 4:25 pm

We recently had great fun at the hire boat sailing regatta on Barton Broad. The Waterways Holidays team chartered ‘Tropical Wind’, a 29ft Bermudan rigged yacht from the marina at Upton on the Norfolk Broads. A long established and popular event, the regatta takes place during Autumn each year and is open to participants who […]

Norfolk Broads boat hire – Southern Broads

Posted by on November 3, 2011 at 11:15 am

The Southern Broads offer a beautifully tranquil and relaxed boating break with wide open spaces and endless skies. Generally, the Southern Broads have fewer boats on the waters, ample mooring spaces and the rivers tend to be more noticeably tidal. A great location to drift downstream forgetting any of life’s daily stresses. Places you can […]

Winter Canal Boat Holidays

Posted by on October 28, 2011 at 3:00 pm

Canal boat holidays are perfect for a cosy winter get-away… Dont miss out this season, many of the marinas are running narrowboats throughout the winter months and even through the Christmas and New Year period. It’s a perfect retreat from all the hustle and bustle of last minute christmas shoppers and overcrowded supermarkets. The canals […]

Norfolk Broads Boat Holidays- some handy hints on Motor Cruisers

Posted by on October 11, 2011 at 2:01 pm

We often receive enquiries from people new to boating who find it a challenge to determine which style of Norfolk Broads boat hire will be the most suitable for them. To give you an idea of what you can expect, here’s a handy guide to understanding your Norfolk Broads motor cruiser! Dual Steering Motor Cruiser […]

Canal Boat Hire – River Severn and Staffordshire & Worcestershire Canal

Posted by on September 29, 2011 at 3:31 pm

Trudi, an experienced narrow boater and member of the Waterways Holidays booking team, writes about her latest journey on one of her favourite canals, the Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal. “It has surpassed all of my expectations…..” We began our journey from Northwick, just North of Worcester, on the 69 foot narrowboat ‘Transcendence’.  Turning onto the […]

Norfolk Broads boat holidays – top tips for October getaways

Posted by on September 9, 2011 at 11:02 am

So the weather is getting a little less ‘Summery’ and the nights are drawing in, it may not seem like the best time of year to go on a boat holiday on the Norfolk Broads, right? Wrong. It’s actually almost an ideal season for a boating trip! The Broads are generally less busy, making it […]

Pet friendly boat holidays… We think so!

Posted by on September 6, 2011 at 12:16 pm

We recently posted about Norfolk Broads boating holidays being an ideal holiday for pet owners.  Recent holiday goers have shown us just how versatile our boats can be for all sorts of pets, and we thought we would share the latest pet pictures with you! On the 26th of August we welcomed the Simonnet family […]

‘Muddy Waters.’ A brand new family canal boat holiday experience

Posted by on July 19, 2011 at 10:15 am

Children and adults alike are set to love an entirely new boating holiday experience – child friendly narrowboat ‘Muddy Waters’ on the South Oxford Canal. The base at Lower Heyford boasts a modern fleet of beautifully maintained narrowboats sleeping up to twelve people. The latest addition to the hire fleet is 69ft ‘Muddy Waters’, a […]

Canal Boating Holidays on the Mid Worcestershire or Droitwich Ring

Posted by on July 8, 2011 at 11:14 am

The sleepy Droitwich Canals have just reawakened after almost a century of closure.  Years of restoration work estimated at a cost of approximately £12.7 million have been invested into the reopening of the canals. The canals and the River Severn link to form the Mid Worcestershire mini Ring-perfect for three night breaks. The Droitwich Canals, […]