Canal Boat Holidays

Frequently Asked Questions

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Where can I buy canal maps and guides ?

We sell canal maps and guides at our marina (subject to stock). You can also buy online via our Amazon Store if you prefer to buy in advance of your trip.

Is the boat difficult to operate?

No. The waters are mostly current free and cruising speed is only three to four miles per hour making operating a canal boat child's play.

Are there any hidden costs?

Mooring is free along the towpath although if you choose to stay in a marina overnight there may be a charge and British Waterways charge £6 for an overnight stay in Llangollen. Water is free and we give you a British Waterways key on arrival. Gas and pump-outs (if necessary) are included in the price you pay.

Does the canal boat have electricity?

Many of the canal boat have 240v (UK Mains) sockets which accept 3 pin plugs. Electricity is produced from the engine by storing it in batteries. An inverter then converts the 12v to 240v electricity.

What happens if we have a problem on our canal boat holiday?

Our dedicated team are on hand twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week for emergencies. Your safety and enjoyment are our paramount concern.

Do I need a license to hire a canal boat?

No, you will not need a license and you will be given all the training you need to get started.

Do you do day hire?

No. Our canal boats offer accommodation and a fully fitted galley making them suitable for canal boat holidays of 3 nights or more.

Is there car parking?

Free car parking is available at many of the marinas.

Do I need insurance?

The canal boat and contents are fully insured. The only thing that is not insured by us are (a) your car which is probably protected under your motor policy and (b) your personal possessions which are also probably covered under your house contents insurance but please check your own policies carefully.

Can I take a pet on my canal boat holidays?

Many of our boats are pet friendly. For availability and pricing, please see the booking form.