Holiday Inspirations

Norfolk Broads Sailing Yachts- the gems of the Broads

Posted by on February 24, 2012 at 5:02 pm

The Norfolk Broads wouldn’t be complete without the sight of traditional yachts with their sails billowing in the breeze – the perfect place to enjoy some of the best inland sailing anywhere in the world. Broads yachts are built to harmonise with their surroundings and offer a choice of both traditional gaff rig sails to […]

New boats for hire in 2012

Posted by on February 24, 2012 at 4:58 pm

Just for all you boating fans out there, here’s an exclusive first look at some of the new boats for 2012 on the Waterways Holidays website and a reminder of some of the boats that were introduced in 2011. Norfolk Broads Boat Hire: ‘Olympic Light’ from Potter Heigham- New to the Norfolk Broads in late […]

Narrowboat Holidays on the Ashby Canal

Posted by on February 22, 2012 at 12:36 pm

Waterways Holidays are delighted to introduce an excellent start location to our canal boat holidays for 2012. Situated on the Ashby Canal in Warwickshire, the marina is perfectly nestled in the scenic countryside, just a hop and a skip away from Warwick, Birmingham and Coventry. ‘Carlton’ is a luxurious 56 ft narrowboat. Perfect for two […]

The ‘Lapworth Ring’

Posted by on February 9, 2012 at 3:11 pm

Ring Stats Distance 42 miles Locks 49 Hours approx. 26hrs A ring route that we recommend for a beginners first one way route as it is an achievable distance and not too lock heavy. Along this route you can experience the Great British countryside at its finest one day and the next stop off for […]

Romantic boating holidays for Valentines Day

Posted by on January 11, 2012 at 6:03 pm

The romantic season is steadily approaching us… If you’re not sure of the best way to spoil that special someone, may we offer you some boating inspiration! Selected marinas are open from the 10th February to accomodate the romantic traveller. What better way to get into the mood than floating on the tranquil water thought […]

The Four Counties Ring

Posted by on December 2, 2011 at 1:36 pm

Ring Stats Distance 110 miles Locks 94 Hours approx. 55hrs A circular route which is perhaps slightly more challenging in terms of it’s level of difficulty, but well worth the effort! The Four Counties Ring satisfies boating holiday goers looking for rural views, with the Cheshire plains visible from your narrowboat, and pastoral scenes amid […]

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 […]