We suggest casual clothes, sensible (rubber-soled) shoes, Wellingtons and waterproofs. Don't forget torches, and games for the children. You may wish to bring fold-up camp chairs if you like to sit outside along the canal. Each boat has on board enough cutlery, crockery, kitchen utensils and equipment for the number of people on board, as well as a standard domestic-sized fridge (with a small icebox) and a four-ring gas cooker with oven & grill. A full inventory list is available. If you use online groceries shopping, you can arrange your order to be delivered to your boat ready for your arrival.
One concern we often hear is how you will bring food & provisions.Our welcome brochure we email to you contains information about pre-puchase of groceries from various supermarkets and this can be a real help to overseas visitors but you should know that we provide cleaning and washing up liquids/cloths and also all toilet rolls.
The hire charge (displayed on each boat's page) includes VAT.
As standard we operate a Damage Waiver where for a once-off and non-returnable payment
(Regency Fleet £65. All other boats £55) you will be covered in the event of any damage/loss or accident
to your boat or its inventory during your holiday. (Exceptions: malicious or intentional
damage or the return of the boat in an unclean condition.)
When you think that this barely covers the cost of a new boat pole, let alone a replacement window, it is a small price to pay for complete peace of mind.
Fuel is now included in the cost of Hire
Well behaved and clean pets are welcome on all of our boats, but there is a charge of £35 per pet per week. There is no charge for our on-site car park, but at our Autherley Junction site, locked, under cover parking is available at £18 per week if required.
Note that all male or all female parties are required to leave an additional, returnable security deposit of £100 per head in cash at the boatyard before taking over the boat.
Some thoughts on boating etiquette for the experienced and less experienced boater (or things you needed to know about boating but were afraid to ask)