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Family sailing holidays aren’t just an opportunity for budding skippers to wear silly hats and control the tiller all holiday long – the plus points are rather more numerous than that. Just think about it: you can set sail whenever you like, sailing from one beautiful location to another at the turn of a wheel. Best of all, you don’t have to put up with heaving beaches. Just find your own deserted stretch of sand or an isolated cove, moor up and enjoy the sunshine and quiet. Sailing doesn’t have to be an activity holiday, you know.

The more competent sailors among you might like to take the wheel yourself on one of our yachts in Spain or Greece. Or, for a little added luxury, you can hire your own private skipper.

For families in which there’s an even split between sea legs and landlubbers, there’s the sailing holiday compromise of renting a holiday home that has the use of its own boat and private mooring. Check out these sailing adventures in the Caribbean and along the coast of England.

But if sailing sounds just a little too involving for what’s supposed to be a relaxing holiday, there is the more tranquil option of a houseboat. Either stay put or pootle merrily around the waterways of England and the Netherlands. Whichever appeals more, you should definitely step aboard soon.

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Excellent 5/5 

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Glasgow / Glasgow centre

Houseboat / 1 Bedroom / sleeps 4

Excellent 5/5 

3 Nights min stay

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from £58 / night

£400 - £600 / week

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  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
For a self catering holiday you'll never forget, stay aboard John Hume. This former Dutch Barge has been refurbished to the highest standards, offering a unique holiday experience. Ideal for City Breaks, walking, cycling or Canoeing. Visiting Glasgow? Why not book this  …see more


11 May 2015

5/5

"Utter perfection!!"

We stayed on the John Hulme for two nights at the end of March. My partner and I actually got engaged the day before our arrival and our stay here couldn't have been more perfect to celebrate this spe… More

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Excellent 5/5 

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Amsterdam / Central Amsterdam

Houseboat / 2 Bedrooms / sleeps 4

Excellent 5/5 

1 night min stay

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from £102 / night

£710 - £1667 / week

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  • Suitable for children over 5
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
Authentic houseboat, perfect for couples and friends.Situated in a green street, quiet at night.  …see more


21 Mar 2015

5/5

"Great time"

spent a very comfortable night on the houseboat. Siet was very very very friendly and kind to show me what to do and where to go in Amsterdam. the boat was very clean and comfy and I highly recommend … More


16 Feb 2015

5/5

"4th experience in Amsterdam and most definitely the best one!"

We stayed for a lovely valentine's weekend aboard 'Tante Piet' and we can highly recommend it as an accommodation to anyone visiting Amsterdam! On arrival Siet welcomed us very warmly and explained us… More


3 Feb 2015

5/5

"Amazing experience"

It was one of the best decisions we made in our little trip to Amsterdam. Siet, the owner, treated us like if we were part of her family, so we spent our holidays living in our temporal, little and pe… More

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Very Good 4.5/5 

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from £143 / night

£995 - £1150 / week

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Holiday houseboat in Accolay

Yonne / Accolay

Houseboat / 3 Bedrooms / sleeps 6

Very Good 4.5/5 

4 Nights min stay

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from £143 / night

£995 - £1150 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed
A Truly Unique Family Experience. Relax and Enjoy! Self Catering Barge / Gite holiday in a wonderful part of Burgundy, France. The Bout de Zan is just perfect for a comfortable family holiday. Enjoy Fantastic Food & Wine, Art, Culture and Nature. The Bout de Zan ma  …see more


10 May 2015

5/5

"best way to experience Burgundy"

March this year in France was sunny and warm. Made even more cozy with my stay on the Bou De zan on the canal du Nivernais in Burgundy. A spacious, well designed and tastefully fitted barge. So much t… More

Dear Paul Thank you for your lovely review, we would love you to come and stay again and perhaps next time you try the hot air ballon experience a little later in the year Best Wishes.


1 Jul 2015

4/5

"Fantastic Barge Holiday in Burgundy"

A barge holiday with a difference just like staying in a gite. We stayed for 4 nights as we had a friends wedding to attend a few miles away. The weather was a little cool but we were warm and cosy… More

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Cornwall / Millbrook

Houseboat / 2 Bedrooms / sleeps 6

2 Nights min stay

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from £72 / night

£500 - £810 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Suitable for children over 5
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
Millbrook, Torpoint, Plymouth, Boat accommodation, accommodation Cornwall, Lord Eliot estate  …see more

Excellent 5/5 

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Bath / Newbridge, Bath

Narrowboat / 2 Bedrooms / sleeps 6

Excellent 5/5 

5 Nights min stay

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from £131 / night

£915 - £2310 / 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 neede… 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. Handov… 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 anything..… More

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Excellent 5/5 

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Oxfordshire / Henley-on-Thames

Houseboat / 3 Bedrooms / sleeps 11

Excellent 5/5 

3 Nights min stay

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from £186 / night

£1300 - £1950 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • Pets welcome
Winner of 'Four In A Bed' Channel 4. High standard accommodation for up to 7 guests in 3 cabins with extra berths for 4 persons in the saloon. The perfect holiday for first time boating holiday guests to experience life on a boat without the stress of driving the boat.  …see more


30 Sep 2013

5/5

"Simply perfect"

Boat Geanna is the perfect alternative to a hotel for getaway. We were a group of friends celebrating a birthday and we just couldn't have asked for anything more perfect for our trip. Alan met th… More

Thank you so much for your lovely comments. We're really pleased everything was to your expectations and hope to see you again in the near future.


29 Sep 2013

5/5

"A magical weekend"

I booked Geanna to celebrate my birthday with my girlfriends and the weekend exceeded all expectations. We fell in love with Geanna and the owners Jane and Alan simply could not have provided anything… More

We are so pleased your birthday weekend was a success and you had the good weather too. Thank you for your lovely comments. We hope to see you again soon.


4 May 2013

5/5

"It was perfect in every way!"

We spent a wonderful week aboard Geanna for a special birthday. The boat was big enough for a family lunch party, six adults and three children, plus a wonderful cruise! Jane and Alan run a very wel… More

Thank you for lovely comments. We enjoyed meeting you all and are delighted you had a great holiday to celebrate. We hope to see you again in the future.

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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 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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Split-Dalmatia County / Split

Yacht / 1 Bedroom / sleeps 7

3 Nights min stay

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from £71 / night

£497 - £710 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Ski
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning
  • Pets welcome
With your own boat you can, in all tranquility, visit and explore the world famous archipelago, with its wild and pristine islands, islets and cliffs, more then 150 of them like a pearl necklace on the Adriatic Takeover Ship to 8h in the morning - return afternoon 19h  …see more

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North Holland Province / Amsterdam

Houseboat / 7 Bedrooms / sleeps 14

2 Nights min stay

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from £396 / night

£2766 - £3547 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 35 km
  • Suitable for children over 5
  • Car advised
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
Large houseboat, 7 bedrooms, fully equipped kitchen. On the water, next to a park. Free parking. Near the center of Amsterdam  …see more

Excellent 5/5 

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Hauts-de-Seine / Meudon

Houseboat / 4 Bedrooms / sleeps 8

Excellent 5/5 

Min stay varies

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  • Suitable for children over 5
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed
Enjoy two holidays for the price of one - visit Paris AND experience life on a luxury houseboat! Ideal for a family, with easy access to central Paris. The best way to stay in Paris - on a luxury houseboat!  …see more


12 Dec 2013

5/5

"Idyllic way to experience Paris..."

We were looking for something a bit different and with space to accommodate five. Devolu was as lovely as it looks in the photos. Paris was really hot and busy when we visited in July, but we could… More


10 Aug 2013

5/5

"Excellent accomodation , Spacious, Comfortable & Clean"

My Children 13,16,17 plus Grandparent 78 all had an excellent time in Paris . The boat made an excellent base for seeing the sights as public transport is minutes walk away.The boat is spacious, very … More


27 Sep 2012

5/5

"Great experience on a beautiful houseboat"

We stayed on Devolu for 12 days this summer with 2 adults and 4 kids ages 7, 11, 13, and 16. We loved the space - everyone had plenty of room. The super extensive DVD collection was a major bonus for… 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 to eat… More

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Excellent 5/5 

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Devon / Holsworthy

Houseboat / 2 Bedrooms / sleeps 4

Excellent 5/5 

1 night min stay

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from £59 / night

£410 - £715 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden
Swallow Tail is the sister boat to The Painted Lady. She is moored at Blagdon Water, a 35 acre wildlife and natural habitat located not far from the North Devon coast. Visitors can enjoy the rare opportunity of sharing the environment with the wildlife, local walking  …see more


30 May 2012

5/5

"A complete getaway in beautiful surroundings. Unique."

This is a 'get away' dream. Just three static barges on a lake with total privacy from each other. We had a beautiful boat house with shower and wc as well as our barge ' Clouded Yellow', which slee… More

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Excellent 5/5 

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from £62 / night

£430 - £790 / week

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Holiday houseboat rental

Devon / Holsworthy

Houseboat / 2 Bedrooms / sleeps 4

Excellent 5/5 

3 Nights min stay

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from £62 / night

£430 - £790 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden
Moored on 5 acres of lake and wetland habitat, each houseboat has a private jetty with onshore boathouse and parking. Fishing for Rainbow Trout, with wildlife in abundance. Proximity to North coast makes this a great base for exploring Cornwall and Devon.  …see more


30 Apr 2015

5/5

"Tranquility , Nature , Beauty"

Stayed on the painted lady for 3 nights . Great lakeside location , relaxing , bang in the middle of nature . Everything that you could need is in the boat and your hosts are very helpful . Fantas… More

Great guests, delighted you enjoyed our unusual holiday project.


27 Sep 2014

5/5

"A wonderful place to escape to."

Just returned home after a week on Swallow Tail. Dermot and Caro have thought of everything to make this a gem of a holiday home. Woke up to early morning mist on the lake and sat with a glass of wi… More


31 May 2014

5/5

"A gem of a find .... a wonderful place to relax and unwind!"

We have just returned from a week on Clouded Yellow - one of three Houseboats at Blagdon Waters, 'we' being myself and husband and two girls (14 and 11). The boat and boat house were very comfortable… 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. 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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Excellent 5/5 

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Warwickshire / Henley in Arden

Narrowboat / 3 Bedrooms / sleeps 6

Excellent 5/5 

1 night min stay

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from £120 / night

£840 - £1260 / week

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  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden
The perfect place to slow down, get closer to nature and experience the unique British canal system. Spirited Away is a skippered hotel-boat offering B&B, day trips, weekend retreats and longer breaks. Boat-made veggie/vegan food available. Narrow boats, wide eyes, open  …see more


16 Nov 2014

5/5

"Second visit just as wonderful"

Joined Kev & Tor on Spirited Away for the second time. This time in Autumn with beautiful rustic colours! We were a group of friends and really enjoyed the weekend away from the city where we could sp… More


16 Sep 2014

5/5

"Perfect relaxation"

My friend and I had a perfect weekend on board Spirited Away. A great environment, friendly hosts and fantastic vegetarian food. My friend has wheat allergies too and she was very well catered for. … More


23 Aug 2014

5/5

"Rejuvenating relaxing rove"

A superb way to spend a post 51st birthday weekend,that with the joyful company onboard made me feel 21 again!Would highly recommend the high level of hospitality and cordon bleu standard of home cook… More

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from £123 / night

£860 - £1450 / week

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Holiday narrowboat in Guildford

Surrey / Guildford

Narrowboat / 2 Bedrooms / sleeps 6

3 Nights min stay

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from £123 / night

£860 - £1450 / week

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Key info:

  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed
luxury, narrowboat, river wey, river thames, relaxing, peaceful, scenic Full instruction given, novices welcome. Buoyancy aids provided.  …see 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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Key info:

  • 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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Quang Ninh Province / Halong Bay

Yacht / 14 Bedrooms / sleeps 32

1 night min stay

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from £3572 / night

£25000 / week

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Key info:

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Ski
  • Suitable for children over 5
  • Car advised
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed
The Cruise has fourteen spacious cabins, full of luxury equipment with private en-suite bathroom, a large sundeck, elegant dining room, lounge bar, massage room  …see more

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Quang Ninh Province / Halong Bay

Yacht / 10 Bedrooms / sleeps 20

1 night min stay

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from £9 / night

£63 - £8333 / week

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Key info:

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed
Highlights: - Cruise through stunning Halong Bay on traditional Asian junk - Kayak around breathtaking limestone scenery - Vietnamese feast of delicious seafood - Visiting Sung Sot cave and Ti Top island - Cooking Class - Squid fishing at night  …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 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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Quang Ninh Province / Halong Bay

Houseboat / 14 Bedrooms / sleeps 28

Excellent 5/5 

1 night min stay

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from £23 / night

£155 - £194 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed
Gray Line Halong is passionate about sophistication. Spreading over 3 decks, she has 14 luxury cabins offering boutique interiors with oak-wooden wall, all rooms and bathrooms having sea-view, private sundeck and private balcony. Gray Line Halong cruise is your home wh  …see more


12 Apr 2015

5/5

"Great company to cruise with around Ha Long bay"

We booked through agoda, and assumed that transfers were included from Hanoi in all trips (they were not), so when booking make sure you are clear on the inclusions. The bar tender was awesome and… More


7 Jan 2015

5/5

"Fantastic and relaxing cruise"

Highly recommend this cruise. We did the 2 nights/3 days cruise with Quan as our tour guide. He was fantastic- very funny and spoke English very well. The cruise itself was amazing. The cabin's were v… More


2 Dec 2014

5/5

"fantastic experience highly recommended"

We did the 2 night 3 day trip with Gary Line and were not disappointed. On the second day you get to go to a small community on an island that allows u an up close and personal look at how Vietnamese … More

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Very Good 4.5/5 

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Quang Ninh Province / Halong Bay

Houseboat / 17 Bedrooms / sleeps 34

Very Good 4.5/5 

Min stay varies

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from £3291 / night

£23033 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed
Visiting Halong Bay & Bai Tu Long Bay Vietnam? Luxury Syrena Vessel's offering amazing low prices, stop searching and start saving - we've got the lowest prices guaranteed. And because all meals, accommodations, a variety of live entertainment and 2 days or 3 days activ  …see more


22 May 2014

5/5

"Amazing"

I recently stayed overnight on The Syrena with my Mum on the recommendation of my daughter who had recently done the overnight cruise. Our overall experience was truly amazing. From the time we were … More


3 Jan 2014

5/5

"The way to see Halong bay in luxury"

Being on Syrena is like having your own floating 4 star hotel in one of the most scenic places on earth. We originally booked a cheaper cruise but got upgraded and I am so happy we ended up with Syren… More


11 Oct 2014

4/5

"Beautiful little trip!"

Stayed for 2 days, 1 night. Staff is extremely pleasant and attentive. Cute rooms with everything you'd need for an overnight stay. The Bay itself is breathtaking. Trip was definitely worth the time a… More

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Very Good 4/5 

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Quang Ninh Province / Halong Bay

Houseboat / 24 Bedrooms / sleeps 48

Very Good 4/5 

Min stay varies

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from £5693 / night

£39847 / week

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Key info:

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Ski
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Air conditioning
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden
Rates are Quoted Per Room in U.S Dollars, Rates are Nett and Inclusive of Taxes & Service Charges, Rates are Valid Until December 30th, 2014, Instant Confirmation, 100% Lowest Price Guarantee, Charter Rate applied for 24 Rooms, Free hotel pickup and drop-off included, C  …see more


30 May 2015

4/5

"Amazing Halong Bay!"

We did the 2 night 3 day cruise with Indochina sails, I choose them from the good reviews that I read. It would be hard to pick as there are hundreds to choose from. The room was a little small but qu… More

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Excellent 5/5 

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Bedfordshire / Leighton Buzzard

Narrowboat / 2 Bedrooms / sleeps 4

Excellent 5/5 

1 night min stay

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from £80 / night

£560 / week

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  • Not suitable for children
  • No pets allowed
Narrowboat, Leighton buzzard, Bedfordshire,  …see more


29 Oct 2014

5/5

"Luxurious, relaxing, beautiful meander along the Grand Union Canal."

We had some trepidations about renting a narrowboat for the first time, especially about working the locks, driving the boat and mooring along the canal. NO WORRIES! It was wonderful. We had the be… More

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Excellent 5/5 

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Kashmir / Srinagar

Houseboat / 8 Bedrooms / sleeps 16

Excellent 5/5 

6 Nights min stay

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from £43 / night

£301 / week

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  • Great for children of all ages
  • Air conditioning
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden
houseboats in india, houseboat in srinagar,  …see more


23 Jun 2015

5/5

"Redefining Nawabi luxury…. Just amazing!"

Houseboats have their own charm, and living on them is a different experience altogether. We stayed at Badyari Palace houseboat for 4 nights and I must say that their hospitality made us feel at home… More


11 Jun 2015

5/5

"badyari palace houseboat srinagar, great service & warm hospitality"

My friend and I, went on a Kashmir Holiday, during the winters, from 17-25 January 2015. Our total stay of 4 nights in Srinagar was split up in 2 nights each between our onward and return journeys to… More


5 Jun 2015

5/5

"memeorable stay at badyari"

we have visited kashmir last year.in.the month of june,it was very exciting.trip peopleare very friendly and lovable u will fell at home. we have stayed in badyari houseboat it was really a beautiful… More

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Ille-et-Vilaine / Chevaigne

Houseboat / 3 Bedrooms / sleeps 6

1 night min stay

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from £67 / night

£465 - £575 / week

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Key info:

  • Nearest beach 60 km
  • Suitable for children over 5
  • Car advised
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed
ARMOR, péniche bretonne de caractère datant de 1912, est amarrée sur le canal d'Ille et Rance, à l'écluse de Grugedaine à Chevaigné (35), entre Rennes (12 kms) et Saint Malo (70 kms). Classement préfectoral Meublé de tourisme *** A très bientôt ;o) A votre  …see more


26 Jul 2015

5/5

"Le paradis"

Un endroit extra, des gens accueillants sympathiques et disponibles, cela dans une péniche superbement aménagée, avec tout le confort, dans le silence de la campagne avec tout ce que l'on peut esp… More

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Warwickshire / Harborough Magna

Narrowboat / 1 Bedroom / sleeps 3

3 Nights min stay

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from £101 / night

£705 - £805 / week

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  • Suitable for children over 5
  • Pets welcome
Traditional narrow boats but with modern twists, ideal for first timers, family run business based on the North Oxford Canal, Warwickshire  …see more

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Central Kalimantan / Pangkalan Bun

Houseboat / 6 Bedrooms / sleeps 10

1 night min stay

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from £179 / night

£1250 / week

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  • Great for children of all ages
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed
Borneo Eco Tour houseboat provide the best Orangutan and Borneo wildlife experience. Overnight in our Houseboat would be something really special as you can hear and feeling the wildlife activities during a night and Day time.  …see more

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Flores / Labuan Bajo

Houseboat / 4 Bedrooms / sleeps 8

1 night min stay

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from £1834 / night

£12834 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Suitable for children over 5
  • Air conditioning
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
We serve with Phinisi to explore Komodo island and other small islands around. It makes your holiday be a very special, you will get all your expectation and great atmosphere of the trips. Komodo Phinisi is your way to explore the paradise of Komodo.  …see more

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Kashmir / Srinagar

Houseboat / 8 Bedrooms / sleeps 16

1 night min stay

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from £28 / night

£193 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Air conditioning
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden
houseboat prince of bombay, best houseboats, houseboats in srinagar, best houseboats in india  …see more

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Kashmir / Srinagar

Houseboat / 27 Bedrooms / sleeps 50

1 night min stay

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from £83 / night

£577 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
kashmir ,houseboats ,travel booking ,car rental, bike rental, tour pakages , treaking, camping etc  …see more

Excellent 5/5 

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Dublin / Dublin 2

Houseboat / 1 Bedroom / sleeps 4

Excellent 5/5 

2 Nights min stay

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from £114 / night

£795 - £1266 / week

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  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed
Sceal Eile is a self catering cruising barge with a fully fitted kitchen, full-size bath with shower located in Dublin City Centre. It has a stove and central heating ,a king size bed, bunk beds, Free WIFI a private outdoor space with loads of amenities beside it  …see more


2 Feb 2015

5/5

"Lasting memories"

Stay at Sceal Eile and leave with memories that will stay with you forever. On a trip where the city did not fail to deliver as an interesting holiday destination, the barge was the star of the sho… More


28 Mar 2015

5/5

"Fantastic break"

I would recommend the Sceal Eile for anyone staying in Dublin. The barge is very cosy and clean with all amenities close by. Dublin centre is about a 20 min walk away, although there is public trans… More


9 Dec 2014

5/5

"DUBLIN'S HIDDEN GEM"

came across this gem totally by accident while looking for a centrally located apartment for wk end break in our own city. great secure marina in centre, within walking distance to all major attracti… More

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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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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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Devon / Holsworthy

Houseboat / 2 Bedrooms / sleeps 4

Excellent 5/5 

3 Nights min stay

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from £62 / night

£430 - £790 / week

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  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden
Clouded Yellow is a House Boat located on a 3 acre lake at Blagdon Water. She enjoys the privacy and seclusion of her own 3 acres with fishing and wildlife in abundance. Proximity to the North Devon and Cornwall coasts make a great base for exploring the two counties.  …see more


4 Jan 2012

5/5

"a peaceful relaxing holiday"

lovely peaceful location.houseboat and boat house really nicely decorated.Dermot very welcoming-music playing when we arrived a nice touch.Pete enjoyed fishing from the deck and caught some trout.Wait… More


3 Jan 2012

5/5

"Absolute perfection in every aspect"

This holiday is privacy and tranquility in the most beautiful setting. The thought and attention to detail is outstanding with comfort and cleanliness assured. For wildlife enthusiasts there is much … More

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Very Good 4/5 

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Quang Ninh Province / Halong Bay

Houseboat / 44 Bedrooms / sleeps 50

Very Good 4/5 

Min stay varies

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from £4768 / night

£33375 / week

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Key info:

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Ski
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed
Visiting Halong Bay & Bai Tu Long Bay Vietnam? Pelican Luxury Vessel's offering amazing low prices, stop searching and start saving - we've got the lowest prices guaranteed. And because all meals, accommodations, a variety of live entertainment and 2 days or 3 days acti  …see more


15 Mar 2015

5/5

"Excellent experience"

If you go to ha Noi you must do this cruise it is out of this world we highley recommend very spacious room Morden clean staff very frandiley food excellent as vegetarian I can not complain once on cr… More


6 Mar 2015

5/5

"Amazing"

From the moment you arrive you are treated like an honoured guest and can rest assured that efficiency is paramount to the management and crew. The rooms are comfortable and well equipped and each h… More


2 Nov 2014

5/5

"Ha Long Bay aboard Image Junk (Part of Pelican Cruises)"

This was the highlight of our trip to Vietnam. Ha Long Bay is so beautiful and being aboard a Junk was a magnificent way to see the area. The crew aboard the Image Junk were wonderful. The food was… More

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Very Good 4.5/5 

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Quang Ninh Province / Halong Bay

Houseboat / 11 Bedrooms / sleeps 23

Very Good 4.5/5 

Min stay varies

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from £1718 / night

£12026 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ski
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
The Dragon's Pearl Junk is ideal for parties for larger groups (up to 23 people) or even incentive groups. Alternatively book a berth and get to meet new friends as you cruise the Halong Bay & Bai Tu Long Bay. Halong Bay & Bai Tu Long Bay cruising – Longer Stay, More  …see more


24 Feb 2015

5/5

"Incredible service minded crew"

Message I sent to our travelagency after our trip. I just like to say thank you very much for your recommendation and your arrangement of our trip. It was fantastic, what an incredible service min… More


6 Apr 2014

5/5

"Bai Tu Long Bay....Fabulous"

We sailed Bai Tu Long Bay rather than the Halong Bay route after reading on TA that it was less crowded. Our hotel recommended Dragon Pearl II from IndoChina Junks 2 day 1 night cruise. The Junk is sm… More


17 Mar 2014

5/5

"Breathtaking Nature in total comfort"

We sailed on the Dragon Pearl II on the 3 day 2 night itinerary. I was travelling with my adult daughter. We stayed in Hanoi upon arrival in Vietnam and on the day of our departure a van was sent to o… More

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Excellent 5/5 

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Quang Ninh Province / Halong Bay

Houseboat / 20 Bedrooms / sleeps 40

Excellent 5/5 

Min stay varies

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from £3654 / night

£25577 / week

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Key info:

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ski
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Air conditioning
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden
Visiting Halong Bay & Bai Tu Long Bay, Vietnam? Bhaya Classic Cruises offering amazing very low prices. Stop searching and start saving and because all meals, accommodations, a variety of live entertainment and 2 days, 3 days or 4 days activities are included onboard HU  …see more


17 Mar 2015

5/5

"Wonderful, memorable experience"

We booked an overnight cruise on the Bhaya Classic II cruise and were delighted - from the moment we arrived the staff couldn't have been any more helpful. The cabin was a high standard with it's own… More


5 Mar 2015

5/5

"Just. Brilliant"

This is an amazing experience not to be missed. The boat was impeccably clean, the food good and staff were excellent. This is a must if you are visiting Vietnam and is an experience you won't forget.… More


26 Feb 2015

5/5

"Cocktails among the islamds"

An intimate group (only 9 passages) on a newly refurnished boat. Perfect way to experience Halong Bay. Cuong the guide and Cuong the bar tender were fabulous. They made the experience very memorable … More

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Very Good 4.5/5 

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Quang Ninh Province / Halong Bay

Houseboat / 20 Bedrooms / sleeps 40

Very Good 4.5/5 

Min stay varies

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from £4103 / night

£28718 / week

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Key info:

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ski
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Air conditioning
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden
Visiting Halong Bay & Bai Tu Long Bay, Vietnam? Paloma Vessel's offering amazing low prices ..... Halong Bay & Bai Tu Long Bay Vietnam on Paloma Cruiser - "Longer Stay, More Overnights, Night Touring"  …see more


21 Nov 2014

5/5

"Consistently Good"

This is the second time I have taken a Paloma Halong Bay cruise, the first was with a friend and I was so impressed that I brought my mother back to show her the bay. Both experiences were consistentl… More


1 Apr 2014

5/5

"Cruise fantastic despit cloudy skies"

We all dream of the perfect sunny days which we did not get, however that was the only negative. Seven adult family members comprised our group and all enjoyed the canoeing and caving experience provi… More


27 Aug 2013

5/5

"Great experience"

Paloma Cruises offers a very nice and comfortable environment to discover the bay. Rooms are very nice and clean, with an amazing view on the bay. The crew aboard is very friendly and always there to … More

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Good 3.5/5 

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Quang Ninh Province / Halong Bay

Houseboat / 10 Bedrooms / sleeps 20

Good 3.5/5 

Min stay varies

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from £1539 / night

£10770 / week

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Key info:

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ski
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Air conditioning
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden
Rates are Quoted Per Room in U.S Dollars, Rates are Nett and Inclusive of Taxes & Service Charges, Rates are Valid Until December 30th, 2014, Instant Confirmation, 100% Lowest Price Guarantee, Charter Rate applied for 10 cabins, Free hotel pickup and drop-off included C  …see more


8 Dec 2014

5/5

"Amazing food, Amazing service. Amazing few days."

We used White Dolpin upon the advice of a local guide in Hue It was nothing like we imagined. It far exceeded our expectations. Food 5* Service 5* Our guide was brilliant The whole trip incl… More


3 Sep 2013

5/5

"Just Beautiful"

We stayed on the white dolphin for 1 night 2 days. The experience was beautiful. The service and food was 5 star. The places we visited while on the white dolphin where educational and special. Specia… More


23 Jul 2014

1/5

"GOT CHANGED WITH NO NOTICE DO NOT USE"

i cantacted this company directly before i even went to halong bay for the best price, FIRST mistake, as when i got to Vietnam it was half the price !!! i checked over half a dozen times from 1 mont… 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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