Holiday Inspirations

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 […]

Easter Holidays on the UK waterways

Posted by on March 28, 2017 at 8:53 am

The Easter holidays are the perfect time for a break away with the family. There are lots of events and activities within reach of the UK canals, making it an interesting holiday for children of all ages. On the Norfolk Broads a boating holiday offers lock-free cruising, with plenty of villages to explore. We’ve had […]

Our boating weekend: Bradford-on-Avon to Bath

Posted by on March 2, 2017 at 5:26 pm

Last weekend the team here at Waterways holidays were lucky enough to have a weekend away boating on the Kennet & Avon. Our partners at Bradford-on-Avon provided us with a lovely 69ft narrowboat – the ‘Duchess 6’. Comfortable, clean and spacious, it was the perfect floating home for our weekend break. On arrival the boatyard […]

Boating holiday routes: The River Wey

Posted by on February 2, 2017 at 12:57 pm

The peaceful and beautifully scenic River Wey travels through the heart of some of Surrey’s best countryside, providing boaters with the chance to explore some of the County’s attractive towns and villages. This picturesque canalised river travels all the way from Godalming in Surrey, to the Thames Lock at Weybridge. Since 1653 it was used […]