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A wide choice of self-drive narrowboat holidays throughout England, Scotland and Wales.

Welcome to the UK canals. An outstanding network of navigable waterways for you to enjoy and explore.

Great value and choice

We can give you access to all of the top operators of narrowboat holidays throughout the UK and France giving you a fantastic choice and the opportunity to select the perfect holiday for you.

Choice of routes

With over 40 companies to choose from, the choice of routes throughout the UK and France is superb.

Find the perfect route and plan your idea holiday here

Short Breaks

We can offer you the choice of taking three or four night breaks as well as one week, ten day, two-week or even longer holidays.

Find your perfect boat, area and break here.

Flexible start days

We offer the widest choice of start days for your holiday.You can depart on a Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday or Monday; whichever suits you best and our prices are highly competitive and are fully inclusive of fuel, gas and VAT.

First time afloat?

Newcomers are taught how to handle the boats and how to operate the locks. All of our operators maintenance levels are outstanding, so you can be sure that your boat will be perfectly prepared for your arrival.

On the water you are your own master, this is a holiday where you dictate the pace.

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Discover a secret world

Your holiday will introduce you to one of England’s best kept secrets, the network of waterways that meanders across some of the most beautiful countryside. You also cruise past pubs, cottages and warehouses. On the water you are your own master, this is a holiday where you dictate the pace.

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Discover new skills

Learning how to handle a narrowboat and work a lock is a good deal easier than learning to ride a bike! What’s more the boats are surprisingly responsive and easy to control, after all they travel at a very leisurely 4 MPH.

A holiday that is fun and active for all the family.

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Discover a freedom from routine

On a boating holiday, shopping and cooking seem less of a chore and more of an adventure. But when you want a break, there are plenty of waterside pubs and restaurants for eating out. Plus there are never any problems with parking: canal towpath moorings are free!