Frequently Asked Questions
What is the minimum number of nights you hire? We offer Narrow Boat holidays from 3 nights upwards. You can have the boat for less nights if you want, but the minimum hire charge will be for 3 nights.
Do I need any special licenses or previous experience? No, licenses and previous experience are not needed as we provide a personal trainer to show you how to operate the boat and use the locks - All included in the price you pay!
Where do I stop on the canal? You can stop wherever you like and tie up on the towpath. Make sure you are not blocking the way or moored at the bottom of private land. We supply mooring pegs if there are no tie off points. You also have the option of mooring in a marina if there is space, but there will be a charge for this.
What happens if we experience a problem on the holiday?We have a dedicated team of engineers on hand should you have a problem, 24hrs a day, 7 days a week.
Can I fish on my Narrow Boat Holiday? Fishing is allowed on the canals at any time of year, but a Rod Licence is required – you can get a 1 day, 8 day, or annual licence from the post office, or Online at the Environment website: www.environment-agency.gov.uk
Are there any shops? Part of the Narrow Boat experience is stopping off and visiting the villages and towns along the way, so you can stock up with groceries as you go along, although all our marinas are close to towns where there is a supermarket if you want to get the basics before you set off. There are lots of pubs and some cafes along the canals, some have their own moorings, and some are just a short stroll away.
You can buy canal maps at the marina, or via Amazon if you want to order before hand:
|Map : GEO9
Llangollen and Montgomery canals
|Map : COL4
Four Counties & Welsh Canals
|Map : PSN5