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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 - £1500 / week

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  • 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… 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 ce… 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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Bath / Newbridge, Bath

Narrowboat / 2 Bedrooms / sleeps 6

Excellent 5/5 

7 Nights min stay

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from £131 / night

£915 - £2100 / week

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  • Suitable for children over 5
  • Pets welcome
Luxury wide beam narrow boat canal holiday for up to 6 on a wide beam boat with everything you need for a relaxing break on the Kennet and Avon Canal. Silk bedding, Pocket sprung mattresses, electric bikes, jacuzzi: your comfort in mind every step of the way. Smoking i  …see more


4 Dec 2014

5/5

"All Aboard Topsy !!"

What a fab weekend! I booked Topsy for a long weekend as a surprise for my Dad's 75th. He was over the moon when he realised where we were staying. Topsy was first rate. On board was all you … More


4 Dec 2014

5/5

"Fantastic canal boat with loads of extras"

The other reviews were all right - a superb luxury canal boat.. We did a 5 day rental at the end of October, Mon- to Fri and pottered east as far as Dundas (so not very far!) the came back.

Ha… More


28 Nov 2014

5/5

"Just what we needed...!!"

I was looking forward for a short break from the busy London: quiet, peaceful, somewhere comfortable where I could enjoy the company of my girlfriend and where we didn't have to worry about anyth… More

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Very Good 4.5/5 

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Essonne / Draveil

Narrowboat / 3 Bedrooms / sleeps 6

Very Good 4.5/5 

Short stays welcome

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from £92 / night

£643 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Not suitable for children
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed
Holidays in Paris, unusual lodgings, new experience, unique lifestyle  …see more


20 Jan 2015

5/5

"A peaceful and comfortable sail along the Marne"

We had a great time sailing along the Marne and through the locks between Paris and Epernay. The boat is comfortable and well-equipped and the owner/pilot friendly and welcoming. There was food and w… More


13 May 2014

5/5

"Best cruise through Paris"

We took a 4 day tour on this boat, it was wonderful. There were six adults, all friends middle aged, except for our children who came for a day, a meal and a swim.. First we enjoyed quiet and lusciou… More


14 May 2014

5/5

"C'etait super, un depaysement total!!"

Super acceuil, on s'y sent tres bien et l'on a plus envie de repartir..
La peniche est tres grande et fonctionnelle.
J'y retourne dès que mon emploi du temps me le permet!!!!… 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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  • 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 t… More

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Surrey / Guildford

Narrowboat / 1 Bedroom / sleeps 2

1 night min stay

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from £200 / night

£1400 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Not suitable for children
  • No pets allowed
Luxury self drive narrowboat, based on the River Wey in Surrey, quiet, tranquil waterway  …see more

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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  • 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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  • 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 on… 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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Good 3/5 

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Ille-et-Vilaine / Rennes

Narrowboat / 2 Bedrooms / sleeps 6

Good 3/5 

2 Nights min stay

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from £72 / night

£500 - £586 / week

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  • Suitable for children over 5
  • No pets allowed
Séjournez sur une péniche du début du siècle. Un lieu atypique en plein centre de Rennes. Un espace généreux posé sur l'eau de plus de 100 m2 aux prestations de qualité. Bienvenue à bord…  …see more


10 Dec 2014

4/5

"A faire !"

Nous avons passé un weekend avec des amies sur la péniche "Brise des nuits". Nous avions quelques craintes quant au chauffage et à la stabilité de la péniche mais aucun problème ! Cha… More


31 Jul 2014

2/5

"avis mitigé"

l expérience sur la péniche a été très agréable. La sonorisation d' excellente qualité, la déco très personnalisée donnait un style à l'endroit et l accueil par le fils du propri… More

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Very Good 4.5/5 

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Stoke-on-Trent / Etruria

Narrowboat / 2 Bedrooms / sleeps 4

Very Good 4.5/5 

7 Nights min stay

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from £144 / night

£1004 - £1585 / week

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  • Suitable for children over 5
  • Car not necessary
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
Luxury Narrowboat holidays in the heart of England which offer a unique and relaxing way of discovering the English countryside and fascinating heritage. Beginners welcome, full training provided. Please note that we offer a minimum 3-night stay. Bed linen, towels, sa  …see more


19 Jun 2013

5/5

"Excellent short break in the Peak District"

What an amazing 4 days travelling the canals of the Peak District. From the moment we arrived at the pier we knew we were in for an amazing holiday. The boating lesson was excellent and left us afte… More


31 Oct 2006

5/5

"Cruising the Caldon Canal in October"

The team in Stoke is very friendly and helpful and we appreciated their cheerful suggestions. They even sent one of their staff down to the first lock with us so that we would have an expert on hand. … More


31 Oct 2014

5/5

"First Class Cruising"

Just spent the half term cruising on the Trent and Mersey Canal with my wife and two boys and thoroughly enjoyed it. On arrival, our boat was ready, and despite it being the last week of the season, … More

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Excellent 5/5 

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from £144 / night

£1004 - £1585 / week

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Cheshire / Nantwich

Narrowboat / 2 Bedrooms / sleeps 4

Excellent 5/5 

Short stays welcome

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from £144 / night

£1004 - £1585 / week

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  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • Pets welcome
Luxury Narrowboat holidays in the heart of England which offer a unique and relaxing way of discovering the English countryside and fascinating heritage. Beginners welcome, full training provided. Please note that we offer a minimum 3-night stay. Bed linen, towels, sa  …see more


7 Aug 2013

5/5

"Ignorant Yanks take narrowboat cruise!"

With some anxiety we booked our tour via the Internet from the USA. We really had no idea what to expect. Would we arrive to find no reservation? Would the whole thing be a sham? Well. We shouldn'… More


7 Aug 2013

5/5

"Black Prince from Falkirk"

Black Prince workers as ever were exceptional in their manner always polite, cheerful, helpful, just got back from Falkirk the wheel was fantastic and the amazing tunnel. Black Prince boats are home f… More


7 Aug 2013

5/5

"Excellent Boat & Excellent Service"

We have just had a wonderful holiday on a Black Prince Narrowboat out of Bradford-on-Avon with some friends from America. Having hired boats before from other operators we were somewhat dubious about… More

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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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  • 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. All I ask is that you enjoy your stay and leave our narrowboat as you foun  …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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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 … 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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Warwickshire / Southam

Narrowboat / 2 Bedrooms / sleeps 6

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

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Gard / Aigues-Mortes

Narrowboat / 2 Bedrooms / sleeps 4

1 night min stay

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from £61 / night

£426 - £639 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Air conditioning
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
Pour son environnement : -Avec le Grau du Roi à votre porte, vous pourrez profiter d'un authentique port de pêche sur la Méditerranée et de larges plages de sable, toutes dotées d'un grand parking. Au sein des remparts d' Aigues Mortes, vous trouverez un grand choi  …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

£355 / week

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  • 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


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


8 Jan 2015

5/5

"Our Narrowboat experience was even batter than our expectations, and they were high to begin with!"

Booking with StarNarrowboat holidays was easy. As soon as contact was made with Hester, through her website and via email, it was an extremely personal and individual service. Her approachfullness, he… More

Thanks Debbie for your kind and very comprehensive review of Queenie, I have a big smile on my face! Thanks too for taking care of the boat and I'm really glad you enjoyed your new year. Hope to meet you both again sometime, Hester.

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Excellent 5/5 

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Porto District / Porto

Narrowboat / 2 Bedrooms / sleeps 4

Excellent 5/5 

2 Nights min stay

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from £46 / night

£322 - £350 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
Hire a Motor Yacht and cruise the beautiful Douro River. From Porto - Portugal Our two bases are on the lower and upper end of the vineyards area making possible a one way cruise in the entire Douro. SPECIAL PRICES IF RENTED TOGHETHER WITH ADVERTS: - CHALET OVER DOUR  …see more


16 Oct 2014

5/5

"The perfect boat holiday in an amazing location"

This was our first boat hire holiday, infact it was Jacki's first proper boating experience.(apparently a day trip on my trawler doesn't count!) and what a fantastic holiday we had.
Jose&… More


16 Jun 2014

5/5

"Amazing, relaxing, beautiful stay in one of Jose's chalets"

We arrived at the place on the incredibly beautiful Duoro River not knowing what to expect - but we were absolutely blown away by the beauty of where we would spend the next five nights. Jose was a wo… More


27 Aug 2013

5/5

"Will return and will have my boat license"

Our 20th anniversary trip almost went sour when we discovered at the last minute that we needed a boat operator license, but Alberto worked it out with us and I think we ended up with the PERFECT trip… More

Hi...

Thank you so much for this nice comment.

My business is build by costumers like you.

Cheers

Jose

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Oxfordshire / Henley-on-Thames

Narrowboat / 3 Bedrooms / sleeps 8

3 Nights min stay

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from £186 / night

£1300 - £1704 / week

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  • Suitable for children over 5
  • Pets welcome
Enjoy the freedom of a narrowboat holiday,cruising at your own pace on the River Thames on boat Gema. Sleeping up to 8 people in 3 cabins, the boat provides a high standard of accommodation, ideal for family holidays or friends holidaying together. Tuition is provided.  …see more

Excellent 5/5 

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Warwickshire / Warwick

Narrowboat / 3 Bedrooms / sleeps 8

Excellent 5/5 

Min stay varies

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from £140 / night

£975 - £1520 / week

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Key info:

  • 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


21 May 2014

5/5

"Fantastic"

Wow. We just finished a 4 day trip on Patricia Helen and we had a great time. Kate Boats staff were very friendly and relaxed. Most of our group were total novices but the staff gave us lots of hel… More


27 Mar 2014

5/5

"Great boat, great weather, great week"

We had a fantastic week on Patricia Helen. The boat is well equipped, with a clean, modern interior and (for a narrow boat) plenty of space inside. Kate Boats are a great outfit - small, family run … More

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Warwick / Central Warwick

Narrowboat / 2 Bedrooms / sleeps 6

Min stay varies

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from £130 / night

£910 - £1765 / week

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Key info:

  • 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

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Warwickshire / Southam

Narrowboat / 2 Bedrooms / sleeps 6

Min stay varies

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from £130 / night

£910 - £1310 / week

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  • Great for children of all ages
  • Pets welcome
Narrowboat  …see more

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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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Key info:

  • 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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