Updated 23rd September 2020
The English canals remain open for holiday leisure cruising and dayhire. Our rural cruising options allow for you to travel in as socially isolated a way as any holiday in the UK can offer, reassured by our thorough yet Covid-compliant cleaning, check-in and handover procedures which give you as much peace of mind as it's possible to offer in these uncertain times.
The 'Rule of Six'
The most recent government Covid 19 legislation (the 'Rule of Six') means that, if you are a single household of any size, or more than one household of six or less, or an official 'works gathering' you may confidently hire with us this Autumn 2020. This applies to both holiday boats and dayhire boats. Our detailed interpretation of the current rules is at the bottom of this page
If you have already booked with a party of 7pp or more we will be contacting you in the next few days to confirm your party make-up. Please note that we will not be allowing more than 6pp on to any one boat unless you sign a declaration confirming that you are complying with this Rule and complete the Crew Manifest: please respect our staff and the Government Rules.
For any new bookings we have now priced our remaining availability for 2020 on our largest (69ft) boats to be as competitive as possible for 6pp or less whilst still, notionally, being described as being for parties of 8pp upwards. Our 69ft boats are almost as easy to navigate as our 60ft and 65ft boats and offer exceptional value for money this Autumn with LOTS of space aboard including two bathrooms!!
In line with our Terms and Conditions which were updated and advertised from July 2020 we are offering free transfer of the break/holiday/dayhire of anyone who finds themselves 'trapped' by a 'local lockdown'. We regret that, as clearly stated in our T&Cs, we are unable to offer refunds unless you booked your holiday before 3rd July 2020.
We are already very well booked for 2021 and our advice is to book early, especially for school holidays!
For parties larger than 6pp who are not in one household we are happy to take a provisional booking and hold this until the end of the current restrictions or until 15th December (whichever is the earlier), at which point we will review your booking and discuss how you wish to take this forward. There is no financial commitment on your part until that time so you may book with confidence for 2021!
Our current opening hours for phone lines are 7 days 10am to 4pm BUT please email us in preference to calling - we aim to respond to all emails on a daily basis.
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