FAQ Day boat hire

FAQ Day boats

What time can I collect my day boat?

Day boats are available from 9.30am.  We recommend arriving before 10am to make full use of your day.

Do the day boats have cooking facilities

Our day boats are equipped with a 2 burner hob, crockery, cutlery, and glasses for 10 people plus a saucepan and frying pan.

What happens if I have to cancel my day boat booking?

Refunds are available for day boats cancelled 28 days prior to the booking.  If cancellation happens after that date we will do our best to re let the boat which may be at a cheaper rate.  If this is succesful we will refund the money received to you after the deduction of a £25 administration fee.

Is there a toilet on the day boat?

Yes our day boats are fitted with a flush toilet.

Can I charge a mobile phone or camcorder on the narrow boat?

Yes, all of our holiday boats have in-car chargers and 240v power supplies. Our day boats have 12v in car chargers.

Can I bring my pet with me?

Yes on all of our boats. There is a charge of £30 per pet per week or part week on our holiday boats. £10 per pet per day on the day boats.

Can I stop anywhere I like?

Just about. Please do not moor you holiday narrow boat near bridges, junctions, locks or in other company’s boat yards without their permission.

Are there pubs beside the waterways?

Yes, these are marked on the maps and cruising guides.

Will there be enough fuel on the narrow boat?

Yes, you will take over your boat fully fuelled. In most cases there will be plenty of fuel for your trip. Occasionally, such as on an extended holiday, you may need to refill during your holiday, and you will be advised about this situation at the start of your holiday. If this is the case, you will be asked to obtain a receipt and the boat yard will refund you the cost on your return at the end of the holiday.

What speed can I do on the narrow boat?

The rivers have a limit around 4 mph, (about walking pace) with some wider rivers having a slightly higher figure usually 7mph. When working out the timing of a route, you need to also allow about 15 minutes per lock. This means that in one hour you should expect to cover either 4 miles, or do 4 locks, or a combination of them both!

Can I park my car at the base?

Yes there is plenty of car parking at our base, which is free to our customers for the duration of their holiday or day trip. We regret that we are unable to accept responsibility for loss or damage to customers’ vehicles.