Holiday Inspirations

Traditional Broads Sailing Holidays

Posted by on December 3, 2014 at 4:05 pm

NEW for 2015: Book your next holiday on a 1930s sailing yacht starting at the village of Ludham off the River Thurne on the Norfolk Broads. The historic mahogany yachts are part of the Norfolk Heritage Fleet Trust and have traditional gaff rig sails. There are 14 boats available for holiday hire, sleeping up to […]

Boating Holidays with WiFi

Posted by on November 17, 2014 at 11:36 am

Boating holidays with WiFi are becoming increasingly popular and the trend is set to continue into 2015. We’ll have WiFi on over 30% of our narrowboats and Broads cruisers next year. Here’s some useful information about using WiFi on your next boating break: WiFi is normally free of charge, you may be asked to leave […]

River Thames Boating Holidays

Posted by on September 3, 2014 at 10:30 am

Summer 2014: New base at Penton Hook on the River Thames. Penton Hook Marina is situated near to the vibrant town of Staines-on-Thames and about a mile downstream from Runnymede where King John signed the Magna Carta. The marina is ideally situated for cruising through Surrey villages on the Royal River, spotting wildlife and mooring […]

A weekend break on the River Wey

Posted by on July 17, 2014 at 12:16 pm

The River Wey is one of Surrey’s best kept secrets. Today the 20 mile navigable stretch of the river and its 16 locks, are owned and maintained by The National Trust. The River Wey holds both surprises and untold stories round every bend, it offers people the chance to experience and see the lovely countryside […]

Trudi’s Boating Holiday on the Kennet & Avon Canal

Posted by on June 9, 2014 at 2:49 pm

We began our weekend cruise along the lovely Kennet & Avon Canal from the pretty town of Bradford on Avon, next to the lock. We were staying and cruising on the Princess 2, which was perfect for just the two of us, plus our two dogs. The Princess 2 has a ‘reverse’ layout, which means […]

Luxury Widebeam Boat ‘Serenity’

Posted by on April 15, 2014 at 2:48 pm

‘Serenity’ is a luxury widebeam boat sleeping four, available for self-hire holidays on the Grand Union Canal in Bedfordshire. This widebeam is fully equipped with top-notch gadgets including flat screen TV’s in the bedroom and saloon (with Freeview), wine cooler in the galley, DVD Players and a DAB Radio/CD player with iPod dock and USB […]

Norfolk Broads Boating Inspiration for the Easter Holidays

Posted by on February 19, 2014 at 6:33 pm

Britain’s largest protected wetland, the Norfolk and Suffolk Broads offers over 125 miles of lock-free cruising. Broadland attractions include plentiful waterside eateries, market towns, villages and many pleasant walks. Hire a boat from Horning on the Norfolk Broads and enjoy a relaxing boating holiday afloat with the family this Easter. There are so many attractions […]

Extended Cruising on the UK Canals

Posted by on February 16, 2014 at 2:50 pm

2014 Unique Long Term Cruising Opportunity! If you fancy taking 3 months or more to explore the UK’s fabulous historic canal system, we are now offering 70 foot ‘Lillian Ginger’ for extended cruising at a cost of just £1,295 per month (minimum hire 3 months). Cost excludes fuel (depart with full tank and pay for […]

Norfolk Broads vintage cruiser: ‘C’est La Vie’

Posted by on January 7, 2014 at 4:47 pm

Available for 2014 holiday hire on our website is four berth vintage cruiser, ‘C’est La Vie.’ Hire this classic boat and experience a holiday on one of the few remaining mahogany trimmed cruisers, a high end boat built in 1967 with a stylish interior reminiscent of times past. The boat sleeps four in comfort, with […]

Stretton under Fosse- boating short break routes

Posted by on December 3, 2013 at 3:32 pm

A short break from Stretton under Fosse to Braunston: Arrive at the Stretton under Fosse marina and receive your detailed show through of the boat to make sure you are comfortable with your hire boat. Once you feel comfortable operating your narrowboat, cruise south on the North Oxford Canal, meandering through the woodlands before reaching […]