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Barge holidays and barge holiday hire.

You can find everything you need to know about canal boat, narrowboat, narrow boat and barge holidays and holiday hire here.

We have live availability for boats in England, Wales, Scotland, Ireland and France and we can send you free brochures for all these areas.

Canal boat hire, narrowboat hire and barge hire are all ways of describing what is exactly the same holiday.

The names of the boats has evolved over the years and they are even incorrectly called long boats!

Why not send for a free brochure today and see what you have been missing.

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Availability of barge holidays in UK and France

You can find out about yacht charter around the coastline and islands, from Cornwall to the very North of ScotlandYou can find the best companies and check the availability of their holidays as well as visit their websites.


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You can contact us with your questions and we will do our best to help you find the right answers.

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Canals & River

A 2000 mile secret network of cruising routes for barge holidays and holiday hire around England & Wales

Norfolk Broads

A National Park, a haven for wildlife and popular for boating holidays.

River Thames

The 'Royal' Thames, the majestic River Severn are just two great holiday areas.


Superb scenery and safe cruising through the Scottish Highlands and Lowlands.

Coastal Sailing

Scotland and Wales provide endless wonderful sailing opportunities.

Hotel Boats

Skippered Hotel Boats provide unique holidays on the waterways of England.

Wheelchair access

Self-drive boats with wheelchair access.

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Combine wonderful boating holidays with the charms of the Emerald Isle.


Explore the wider waterways of the canals and rivers of France.

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Cottage holidays

If you are looking for a cottage holiday in Britain, then click here.

Definitions covered in this site:
Narrow boat holidays | Canal boat holidays | Barge Holidays | Boating Holidays | Canal Holidays | Canal Boat Hire | Narrowboat Holidays | Barge Hire




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