See for yourself how much fun a waterways holiday can be by clicking on the video link at the top of the page!
For stag, hen, social parties, family reunions or youth groups our smart top of the range Big Boats are the perfect solution! We are the market leaders for quality Big Boat hire! Use our 4-star quality narrowboats, with up to 12pp capacity each, as the ideal floating base from which to celebrate your special occasion.
Each boat, regardless of capacity, has two bathrooms and one long dining table for the whole group. All berth lengths and headroom are 6'6". The large cruiser stern allows for many of the party to socialise whilst cruising. There are several cabins in each boat allowing for the party to be separated into groups: many with dividing doors for complete privacy. Entertainment from the onboard flat screen TV allows for DVD/CD/SD/MMC/USB inputs, and there is also onboard 240V electricity.
Our big boats may not be the cheapest but they are most certainly the best value. We include all your bedding, towels, soaps, dishwash kit, and also offer a complimentary bottle of wine. Full tuition is provided, including a full lock demonstration, so even novice groups will feel comfortable handling a Big Boat.
STAG & HEN PARTIES
Cruise into the nightlife of Oxford or Bath through outstanding countryside, with no extra hotel charges, returning whenever you want. Joining the boats for a weekend on a Friday afternoon would allow you moor by a waterside pub on your first evening and still be in the centre of Oxford or Bath the next lunchtime. After your night out you still have time to return on Sunday in time for work on Monday, or use the extra night to enjoy our friendly local pubs close to our bases.
YOUTH & SCHOOL GROUPS
We often welcome youth or school groups on our big boats. Use them as the basis of a waterways adventure along scenic routes throughout the South of England. We provide full boat handling tuition and buoyancy aids for all crew members within our prices. Our carparks can accommodate minibuses. You are also very welcome to have your online groceries delivered to our bases to coincide with your arrival, saving a lot of space and hassle on your road journey!
With prices starting from just £70pp per break, our big boats can offer amazing value combined with market-leading quality. Why choose anyone else!