We love introducing first-time hirers to canal boat holidays! You don’t need any previous experience — and you don’t need a steerer’s licence. Our expert team are here to answer any of your questions, and can help you choose the best boat and routes to suit your needs!
All our guests are welcomed by our knowledgeable skippers who will take you through your boat’s operational features. All hirers will be accompanied by a skipper for a thorough tutorial — including how to work a lock — to ensure you’re well prepared for your journey. You can also use the videos below to get a flavour of the experience! Use them for a refresher if ever needed.
Everything should go smoothly but we are on call 24/7, even if it’s just for a pub recommendation.
Moorings are free across the UK’s canal system, so the choice is completely up to you. If you prefer a bit of solitude, tie up at points along the towpath. Or for access to villages (and pubs!) you can find designated moorings that include bollards and tying rings.