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If you're looking for an active break and aren’t afraid of getting wet, book one of these holiday homes near fantastic water sports destinations worldwide.


Water sports holidays by the sea allow you to spend energetic mornings on the water and lazy afternoons chilling on the beach. Inland destinations near lakes and rivers are less tied to the summer season and can offer great windsurfing, canoeing and sailing throughout the year.


If you’re planning an action-packed holiday, choose a villa or cottage with plenty of home comforts. You’ll really appreciate a bubbling Jacuzzi, steamy sauna or cosy log fire after an active day on the water.

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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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  • 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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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 £94 / night

£657 / 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


29 Apr 2015

5/5

"A really interesting base for exploring Paris."

A group of six of us were visiting Paris in the Autumn. The boat looked an interesting option and we were delighted with it. It is conveniently placed for travelling into the city without being centra… 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

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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 £47 / night

£329 - £358 / 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's base locat… 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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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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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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Estremadura / Lisbon

Narrowboat / 2 Bedrooms / sleeps 4

1 night min stay

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from £302 / night

£2110 / week

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  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • No pets allowed
Durma num veleiro no centro turístico de Lisboa, onde partiram as caravelas para descobrir mundos novos e usufrua de um passeio de veleiro pelo rio Tejo. Sinta a magia de dormir num moderno veleiro. Inclui passeio de cerca de 2,0 horas pelo rio Tejo. Está incluído u  …see more

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Hauts-de-Seine / Boulogne-Billancourt

Narrowboat / 1 Bedroom / sleeps 3

Min stay varies

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from £53 / night

£365 / 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

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Gard / Aigues-Mortes

Narrowboat / 2 Bedrooms / sleeps 4

1 night min stay

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from £63 / night

£438 - £657 / 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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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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Key info:

  • 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

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Quang Ninh Province / Halong Bay

Narrowboat / 2 Bedrooms / sleeps 6

Min stay varies

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from £1355 / night

£9484 / 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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