Canal Boat Holidays in the UK

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canal boat holiday on Britain’s Inland Waterways is a civilised adventure. Civilised because you carry all your home comforts with you and an adventure because around every bend there is something new and surprising to discover and enjoy with your family and friends. First time boaters are given a friendly welcome by everybody on the canal. canal boat holidays in the UK

But you won’t be inexperienced for very long, for within a short time you will be gliding serenely around the first bend into a whole new and different world.

Britain Afloat is a free information service about waterway and sailing holidays in England, Wales and Scotland. We also can offer you information on holidays in France and Ireland.

The specially designed boats (canal boats) are easy to handle and of course, everything happens at a relaxed pace.  You will be given all the instruction you need by the holiday company and will soon head off on your very own adventure like a seasoned boater.

Your boat will be fully equipped with every modern amenity, so self-catering becomes a pleasure. But there are also many canalside pubs, once essential ‘staging posts’ for the working boats of the last century, which are now popular watering holes for holiday boaters and most offer great food at reasonable prices.

Britain Afloat’s Canal Boat holidays

In tandem with the growth in popularity of the canals has been the development of new boats, specially designed and constructed to provide superbly comfortable holiday hire craft. Given only the restrictions of width (7 ft) and length (70 ft max) the standard of the accommodation in these modern craft is staggering. They have all the comforts of the modern home including central heating and are powered by quiet and smooth running diesel engines.

We can offer you holidays with the best of the country’s canal boat holiday operators on these specially constructed holiday boats.

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Canal boat holidays with Britain Afloat