Boat & Narrowboat Rental Holidays throughout Europe & Worldwide
Canal holidays are fun - whether with family or friends, you
can choose an easy relaxing route or a holiday of adventure and
are comfortable self contained vessels that float on water
and are easy and economical to operate. Canal boats
are available for rental - hire or rent from a large variety
of popular tourist destinations in many countries throughout
Europe (including Belgium, Czech Republic, England, France, Germany,
Holland, Ireland, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Scotland
and - UK (Great
If you have ever wanted to be a sailor and drift gently afloat
through the countryside, visit local art galleries, castles,
vineyards or museums - wander through the quiet country canals,
sailing along rivers, lochs and lakes, cycle or walk along the
tow path of scenic waterways and backwaters enjoying the fresh
air and peace, and maybe do a spot of fishing - in comfort, then
a canalboat is for you. They are fun and offer complete freedom
and flexibility. They are terrific for singles, honeymooners,
families, groups, retirees and everyone in between.
Like many other products they are known by a variety of names,
depending upon where you live. These include: Canalboat, Canal
Boat, Canalbarge, Canal Barge, Houseboat, House Boat, Penichette,
Hotel Barge, Fluvial, Ship, Hotelbarge, Riverboat, River Boat,
Cruiser, Yacht, Motor Yacht, Narrowboat, Narrow Boat, Holiday
Boat, Vacation Boat or Clipper. Moorings can be along the towpath
side, in a marina, loch, lake, quay, pier or near a lock or other
navigation landmark out of the main shipping channel of the inland
Many boats are very luxuriously appointed and can include satellite
navigation, central heating, air conditioning, bathrooms with
showers and toilets, a galley with refrigerator and freezer,
microwave, TV, video, DVD, stereo, radio, generators, awnings,
a sun deck, bicycles, comfortable cabins, sun deck and much more.
Others are more basically equipped.
As you are self contained you are able to purchase local produce
including fruit, cheese, wine and delicacies of the region, from
local markets, speciality shops and supermarkets and eat gourmet
food without the cost of restaurants. Hot or cold drinks are
available all the time- or you can disembark and dine in the
waterside restaurants or pubs or hotels.
You are assured of a comfortable bed and an exciting new view
every time you stop at a new destination. You only need to unpack
once as there is plenty of storage space.
They all share a commanding steering position (sometimes a choice
of both inside and outside) that allows great visibility for
navigating and for viewing the countryside. This adds to the
safety and pleasure of cruising. There is a type and style to
suit everyone including both self skipper and Hotel barges complete
with a Captain (Skipper) crew and Chef
In short, they are a terrific and cost effective way to tour
in comfort and security wherever your fancy takes you. Wherever
there is navigable water, you can go
forward to helping you plan, especially if it is to be your
first experience on a boat. We offer the widest choice
at great value in over 14 countries!
Nobody knows more or has greater expertise than we do. We are
Don't forget you need to book Early - anything up to 8 months
in advance, expecially for the peak holiday seasons, Easter,
school holidays etc.