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Map and directions to where our boats are moored. [more]

Canal Experience Fine Dining Cruise 1.  Masterchef’s Annie Assheton launches floating restaurant Sunday, 30th Dec 2012  Newbury Today view  2. D[more]

In the event of factors beyond our control such as a broken lock leading to a situation where you have access to your boat, you can still navigate but[more]

How far will your Canal Experience holiday take you? If you are new to boating, in a 7 day hire period you would be able to cruise from our base at Bu[more]

Why Choose a Canal Boat Holiday?

For a complete change of pace and lifestyle, a holiday with something for everyone on the Kennet and Avon Canal or the River Thames explore our online[more]

Q. What time do I collect and return the boat? A. For a week hire, normally you collect the boat at 2.30pm and return it at 9.30am. This allows us to [more]

What insurance will you need? Answers here... [more]

All our boats are licensed to cruise on British Waterways’ canals. An additional licence is required, at your own expense, if you wish to go on[more]

We will offer and make available buoyancy aids to everyone. how we help with our Boat Handover process, worth a look for experienced hands or beginner[more]

Choose your Canal Boat

Choice of Boats, see them at a glance, click for details and you can book from the same page, click to go for details... [more]

Check Availability Now…

You can check availability now, see all boats in one view and simply point and click to proceed and start to book your boat [more]

Kennet and Avon Canal route

River Thames by Canal Boat combining beautiful landscape, historic venues either London bound or towards historic Oxford these routes offer something [more]

The Maps are here to help you get a quick idea of where you can go and what you can do along your chosen routes. Here is a summary of how you can inte[more]

Use the map or the list of places to take a closer look at what the K&A has to offer. Using maps: pick a map pin, hover for a preview of the place[more]

The boat is supplied fully fuelled ready for your holiday. This is included in the overall price. For longer holidays of more than a week, you are re[more]

Follow the link: How to find us?   discuss needs a map link here with the geo tag, discuss with CTE [more]

Q. Where can I moor? A. You can moor anywhere along the towpath. The only places you should not moor are near weirs and next to the hard standing at t[more]

Q. Can I fish? A. It is your responsibility to get the correct rod licence, permit or day ticket. No live fishing bait inside the boats please. [more]

Q. How are the boats heated? A. Follow the link: Our Boats [more]

Q. What happens if I have problems during our trip? A. We are at the end of a phone at all times during the day. Normally we can answer any query or s[more]

Q. Are there plenty of pubs? A list will appear shortly. [more]

Q. Where can I do my shopping? A. Please leave plenty of time to do your shopping before you arrive. There is a Tesco at the petrol station at the top[more]

Q. What is there to do in the area? A. We have tourist information on board each boat. You can also follow these links to various tourist agencies and[more]

Q. What facilities are there on the boat? A. Follow the link: Our Boats [more]

Q. What do I need to bring with me? A. Your deposit if necessary and food and refreshment you think you’ll need. [more]

Q. Do you supply bedding? A. Duvets, duvet covers, mattress covers, pillow cases, towels and tea towels are all provided as standard. [more]

Q. What size boats have you got? A. Follow the link: Our Boats [more]

Q. How can I pay? A. Direct transfer is the most convenient method for us both. We will send you full account details. We can accept cheques. If you w[more]

Q. Can I bring my pets? A. Well behaved pets are allowed. There is a £25 charge per pet. Please do not allow pets on the beds or furniture and do not[more]

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