Canal Boat

Can a complete beginner hire and operate the boat?

Yes, all training is given beforehand including lock training and you would only be allowed to take the boat if we felt you were competent.

How many does the boat accommodate?

6 people!

Where can we go?

From Bathampton you can eith go West into Bath for a day or take the boat East towards Bradford Upon Avon, Trowbridge, Devizes, Pewsey and anywhere inbetween!

Do you take animals?

Yes, but all pets must have their own beds (no access to sofa/beds!), sleep in the living room and have trays under water bowls. We also kindly ask for owners to bring a set of ‘dog towels’ for rainy days!

When is weekly hire from?

Pick up of the boat is usually 9.30am Saturday and drop off is Friday 5.30pm (ie you get 6 nights but 7 days cruising).

What do I need to bring apart from food, drink and clothes?

Not much as we mostly have everything on board! Warm clothes and waterproofs are useful however as well as non slip shoes!

Do you hire to stag parties, hen parties etc

No, I’m very sorry as we more cater for families, couples or mixed couples.

Do you provide life jackets?

Yes, in all sizes.

What is included in the price?

Everything including bed linen, towels and diesel! Just bring  your food, drink and clothes

Can I charge my mobile phone and ipad on board?

Yes, either by 12V or 240V chargers.

Is there a television on board?

No, as we strongly promote board games, chatting amongst families and being as adventurous as possible in exploring the canal

Where do we stop at night?
Anywhere along the towpath, with very few exceptions. There are designated ‘visitor moorings’ at popular places, and mooring your boat here is typically limited to 48 hours. You must make sure that you avoid mooring your boat within 50 metres of a lock or bridge, so that other boaters can pass by safely.

Do you offer private parking?
Yes, we offer private parking at £20 but you are equally welcome to park the car very near in a public road.