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New Boats

Published on May 7, 2019 By Waterways Holidays

We have been busy updating our website with the newest additions to our ever-growing fleet! Here’s a round-up of the latest boats to keep you all up to date: Hunky Dory: Based at Bathampton on the Kennet & Avon Canal, Hunky Dory is a lovingly restored historic boutique narrowboat. At just 32ft she is absolutely […]

Hire a boat for Valentine’s Day!

Published on January 24, 2019 By Waterways Holidays

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: […]

Christmas & New Year on the Cut

Published on December 10, 2018 By Waterways Holidays

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 […]

Stern Talk – which to choose for your narrowboat holiday?

Published on July 5, 2018 By Waterways Holidays

There are 3 main types of stern to choose from when deciding which boat to pick for your boating holiday. Generally it is down to personal preference, but there are pros and cons to each type. Here is a round-up of the three types, to give you a better idea of the differences between them: […]

Top 3 canals for an autumn break away

Published on September 20, 2017 By Waterways Holidays

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 […]

Ten Reasons to Take Your Family on a Boating Holiday

Published on October 12, 2015 By Waterways Holidays

We now have our 2016 holidays available to book on the Waterways Holidays website and thought we would share 10 great reasons as to why a holiday on the canals is a perfect holiday for families. Two-in-one holiday. Canal boats are a great combination of accommodation and transportation. Making a boating holiday the equivalent of […]

Narrowboating Holidays for all the family

Published on February 3, 2015 By Waterways Holidays

‘Lucy May’, sleeping up to 6 people, has been designed to accommodate families with infants. Located on the Warwickshire Canals from Stockton Top Marina. Stockton is a popular starting point for boating holidays, as there are so many varied route options available including cruising the Grand Union Canal east to Warwick or west towards Northampton. […]

Boating Holidays with WiFi

Published on November 17, 2014 By Waterways Holidays

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 […]

Stretton under Fosse- boating short break routes

Published on December 3, 2013 By Waterways Holidays

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 […]

Canal boat hire – Bath by boat

Published on November 5, 2013 By Waterways Holidays

Hire a canal boat on the Kennet and Avon Canal and cruise to Bath on a traditional narrowboat, a relaxing break ideal for novices. Select your favourite narrowboat from either Bradford on Avon, Hilperton or Bath and explore the historical city of Bath including the iconic architecture, Roman Bath Spa’s and shopping facilities. An ideal […]