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Canal boat holidays (15)

Cruising the canals of the world on your own boat is a fantastic way to unwind and take in a whole lot of culture. From England to Europe, there's something special about these holidays.


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Very Good 4.5/5 

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Oxfordshire / Henley-on-Thames

Narrowboat / 2 Bedrooms / sleeps 6

Very Good 4.5/5 

3 Nights min stay

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from £155 / night

£1084 - £1448 / week

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Key info:

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • Pets welcome
A beautiful narrowboat which guests can drive themselves, an ideal holiday for those who like to explore the River Thames at their own pace. Enjoy peace & tranquility. Pets welcome  …see more


5 Jun 2013

5/5

"4 happy Norwegians"

We want to thank My River Cruising for a lovely holiday in May this year. We rented Gina 2 for one week and sailed down to Windsor and back. We also had a few days in the Kennet & Avon canal before w… More

We are delighted you enjoyed your boating holiday on Boat Gina. Thank you for your lovely comments and we very much hope to see you again next year.


4 Nov 2012

5/5

"An amazing family holiday"

All information/ communication in the run up to the holiday was very good, we were greeted in a very friendly manner and had a very informative tutorial about the narrowboat and locks which put us at … More

We're delighted you had a great holiday and enjoyed cruising boat GINA on the Thames. Thank you for your lovely feedback, we will pass it on to the team. Hope to see you again.


17 Sep 2013

4/5

"Gins 2 ....... Fantastic holiday"

Just came back from spending a glorious week on "gina2" a narrow boat. We spent the time on the Thames and had a wonderful time. The boat is warm and very comfortable and clean, we will certainly us… More

We are delighted you enjoyed your holiday on Boat Gina and hope this will be the first of many boating holidays in the future. Thank you again for your booking. We hope to see you next year.

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Excellent 5/5 

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Northamptonshire / Great Billing

Narrowboat / 1 Bedroom / sleeps 4

Excellent 5/5 

2 Nights min stay

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from £63 / night

£440 - £490 / week

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Key info:

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
A narrow boat home, Peewit is cruised all year round on the Northampton arm and the Leicester line of the Grand Union Canal.Where you stay will depend from one week to another along this route. Please note that Peewit is let static moored, and not for cruising. All I a  …see more


28 Sep 2014

5/5

"Amazing weekend, beautiful location"

We've just got back from an amazing weekend on this boat. We wanted something different from a bog standard hotel for the weekend and this did not disappoint. The boat was modern and fully equipped. W… More

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Wiltshire / Devizes

Narrowboat / 1 Bedroom / sleeps 4

2 Nights min stay

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from £50 / night

£350 - £400 / week

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  • Great for children of all ages
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
Narrowboat canal cruising mini break  …see more

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Excellent 5/5 

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Surrey / Chertsey

Narrowboat / 1 Bedroom / sleeps 6

Excellent 5/5 

1 night min stay

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from £136 / night

£950 - £1350 / week

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Key info:

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
Canal, barge, boat hire, River Thames, Shepperton, Chertsey, Windsor, Thorpe Park, Runnymead, Egham, Marlow, Maidenhead, Clivedon Hall IslandHenley, Day Hire, Holiday Hire, Short Breaks in London, RYA Training Courses for Inland Waterways, Marine VHF Licence, Power 1&2  …see more


27 Jun 2014

5/5

"Loved Wee Dram"

Wee Dram is all it promises. We had a great trip up the Thames to Henley and we're surprised at how far we got in six days. Wee Dram is really easy to handle and well equipt - although we chose to eat… More

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Excellent 5/5 

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Salford / Worsley

Narrowboat / 2 Bedrooms / sleeps 4

Excellent 5/5 

1 night min stay

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from £78 / night

£545 - £950 / week

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Key info:

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed
Lucy Joe Sleeps upto 4 - Wheelchair access available A beautifully finished boat, Lucy Joe has been designed with space, luxury and comfort in mind. Stay onboard at our marina as an alternative to an hotel or explore the waterways. A warm welcome awaits.  …see more


2 Dec 2013

5/5

"What a lovely family weekend!"

We arrived and it was thundering, lightning and raining like there was no tomorrow but the central heating on the boat kept us all snug, warm and dried us out quickly. With the freedom to stop and sta… More

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Worcestershire / Worcester

Narrowboat / 2 Bedrooms / sleeps 6

7 Nights min stay

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from £210 / night

£1469 / week

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  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • Pets welcome
The City of Worcester has the River Severn running through it which is overlooked by the 12th Century Worcester Cathedral. It is the home of Royal Worcester Porcelain and the birthplace of composer Sir Edward Elgar - a great place to start to explore Shakespeare country  …see more

Very Good 4.5/5 

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Lancashire / Lancaster

Narrowboat / 1 Bedroom / sleeps 4

Very Good 4.5/5 

Min stay varies

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from £113 / night

£790 / week

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Key info:

  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • Pets welcome
Holiday aboard a traditional, self catering narrowboat. Bluebell is moored at Tewitfield Marina on the lock-free Lancaster Canal, 6 minutes drive from J35 off the M6, taking in coastline, city and the beautiful North West countryside.  …see more


22 Jun 2014

5/5

"Peaceful quiet and relaxing and enjoyable"

Boat was comfortable easy to handle. even though it was our first experience on the canal with a narrow boat' we really enjoyed our trip. it was so relaxing and time didn't matter. we only had 3 nig… More

we are so glad that you enjoyed our lovely little boat so much, spread the word and let others in on the secret!


20 Apr 2014

4/5

"Cosy narrowboat in beautiful location."

Great short break on homely, well fitted out boat. Owner prompt, friendly and very helpful making for a relaxing time from the start. Great love nest with facilities for friends/family to stay over.… More

Thank You- we are glad you enjoyed your time aboard and hope to see you again.

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Excellent 5/5 

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Warwickshire / Stockton

Narrowboat / 1 Bedroom / sleeps 2

Excellent 5/5 

Short stays welcome

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from £82 / night

£570 - £1210 / week

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  • Not suitable for children
  • Pets welcome
n the lounge area there are two comfortable chairs. The galley is well equipped with a full size four burner cooker with overhead extractor fan, 4 cu ft. refrigerator with frozen food compartment, stainless steel sink and drainer and ample storage space.  …see more


8 Dec 2014

5/5

"Lovely boat, beautiful countryside, helpful service"

This was our first ever canal boat holiday, and going during the first cold weekend of the year so far, we weren't sure what to expect. On arrival, the boat had been warmed up all day and so was toast… More


11 May 2014

5/5

"Peace and quiet away from the holiday hustle and bustle"

Having picked up a boat earlier in the year from their Warwick marina we decided to repeat the experience over Christmas and the New Year and take a two week cruise on the Dorothy Constance which is b… More


7 May 2014

5/5

"Welcome break"

If you want to get away from the hustle and bustle then this is the way to go. Book with Kateboats and they will look after you. This was our 4th trip on D/C and have booked again for this Novembe… More

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Aude / Marseillette

Narrowboat / 4 Bedrooms / sleeps 8

1 night min stay

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from £61 / night

£423 / week

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  • Nearest beach 35 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
La visite de la célèbre Cité de Carcassonne s'impose (grands parkings, tour en calèche ou petit train). Nombreux châteaux cathares et abbayes sont également à voir dans les environset une grotte.Plage à Narbonne à 35 km (1/2 heure de route). Proche aussi de L  …see more

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Hauts-de-Seine / Boulogne-Billancourt

Narrowboat / 1 Bedroom / sleeps 3

Min stay varies

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from £51 / night

£353 / week

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Key info:

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Not suitable for children
  • Car not necessary
  • Pets welcome
Wonderful Houseboat in Paris Facing a green public park. A 30m² studio with bathroom, saloon and rooftop. Public transports nearby (metro, tramways, suburban trains, buses). Breakfast included. You cannot be closer from Paris downtown with still nature and quietness P  …see more

Excellent 5/5 

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Salford / Worsley

Narrowboat / 2 Bedrooms / sleeps 4

Excellent 5/5 

2 Nights min stay

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from £170 / night

£1190 / week

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  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • Pets welcome
2 uniquely styled narrowboats, spacious, bright & cosy our boats are available for canal holidays or for use as houseboat accommodation instead of a hotel. Easy access to lovely countryside. Available all year because we have a solid fuel stoves and central heating.  …see more


14 Jul 2015

5/5

"You Just Have to Try this!"

We stayed on the GLORIA narrowboat and cruised the canals around Manchester, Sale, Lymm and Wigan. This boat is amazing. Comfortable and a home from home with everything you need to make it a happy ex… More

Ian, thanks for your lovely review. Great to see you for hire number 3 aboard 'Gloria'. Best wishes and see you again soon.


3 Mar 2015

5/5

"SO RELAXING. WONDERFUL LITTLE BREAK"

We had the use of 'Queenie' from 10am day one to 2pm day two & I have to say it was the probably the most relaxing & enjoyable 28 hours I have had in many years. I was very lucky to have been gifted t… More

Thanks both for your lovely review and thanks too for looking after the boat so well. I take it as a big compliment that you have already booked your second hire and I shall see you again in 5 weeks time. Hester


17 Feb 2015

5/5

"The Best Weekend EVER!!"

Star Narrowboats is awesome! We hired Queenie for two nights in February and had the best time. We had never even stepped on a narrow boat before, but the boat was simple and easy to handle and the i… More

Thanks Christine for your great review of Queenie, I'm glad you enjoyed the hire and it was good to meet you both. Maybe I'll see you again one day, Hester

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Excellent 5/5 

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Warwickshire / Warwick

Narrowboat / 2 Bedrooms / sleeps 5

Excellent 5/5 

Min stay varies

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from £102 / night

£710 - £1020 / week

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  • Great for children of all ages
  • Pets welcome
Relax on a fully equipped narrowboat cruising on the canals of England. We provide all the training you need to enjoy your time aboard. The canals were the motorways of their time, now they are backwaters that take you to the heart of the countryside.  …see more


14 Sep 2014

5/5

"Delightful"

The canal narrow boats are well fitted out and very comfortable with a well stocked galley and the head (bathroom) was clean and efficient with a great shower. We took the boat from their Warwick base… More


25 Mar 2014

5/5

"so relaxing for the whole family"

After arriving with intrepidation as we were new to narrow boating, the staff at Kate Boats soon made us at ease and explained the workings of the boat in fine detail. After spending a hectic week at… More


16 Mar 2014

5/5

"An excellent last minute decision."

After deciding quite late to go on another canal holiday we found Kate boats. Excellent service and value for money. The facilities on board were ample with suitable storage, cooking facilities and eq… More

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Good 3.5/5 

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Warwick / Central Warwick

Narrowboat / 2 Bedrooms / sleeps 8

Good 3.5/5 

Min stay varies

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from £140 / night

£975 - £1410 / week

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  • Great for children of all ages
  • Pets welcome
Relax on a fully equipped narrowboat cruising on the canals of England. We provide all the training you need to enjoy your time aboard. The canals were the motorways of their time, now they are backwaters that take you to the heart of the countryside.  …see more


17 Mar 2014

4/5

"Narrowboat Holiday"

My wife and I decided to take our daughter and her husband together with our son, partner and 2 year old grandchild on a family narrow boat holiday. Having previously taken a narrow boat holiday I ch… More


17 May 2014

3/5

"management had no interest in our concerns"

boat layout and initial cleanliness no problem. We had 2 dogs with us so expected at least a brush & dust pan to keep it free of dog hairs and mud from canal bank.Nothing at all! handle missing from g… More

I am sorry that you felt that we had no interest in your concerns, we understand that all of customers are very important to us. The boat should certainly have been equipped with a dustpan and brush, and the other items, we do usually do a full inventory check on each turnaround. A phone call could have sorted it, we are never very far away.

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Warwick / Central Warwick

Narrowboat / 2 Bedrooms / sleeps 5

Min stay varies

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from £118 / night

£825 - £1600 / week

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  • Not suitable for children
  • No pets allowed
Relax on a fully equipped narrowboat cruising on the canals of England. We provide all the training you need to enjoy your time aboard. The canals were the motorways of their time, now they are backwaters that take you to the heart of the countryside.  …see more

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Quang Ninh Province / Halong Bay

Narrowboat / 2 Bedrooms / sleeps 6

Min stay varies

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from £1347 / night

£9424 / week

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Key info:

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
Charter Rates are Quoted for Minimum 02 Person & Maximum for 6 Person in U.S Dollars, Charter Rates are Nett and Inclusive of Taxes & Service Charges, Charter Rates are Valid Until December 30th, 2014, 100% Lowest Price Guarantee, Instant Confirmation, Spacious with coz  …see more

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