Spring & Summer Breaks

Check out our great options for a break on one of our canalboats throughout Spring or Summer

Cambridge Boat Hire

Spring/Summer Breaks

Enjoy a unique experience this spring or summer break on our narrowboats. 

It can be a truly magical experience to take a spring or summer break on a narrowboat. Most of our rivers are rural, winding affairs, where farmland meets nature in all its unkempt glory.

The waterside is a stunning place to watch nature awaken after winter and a barge holiday on a our Narrowboat will give you the best seats in the house. 

We can completely understand why a narrowboat holiday makes it on to many people’s bucket list; if you’ve never brewed tea as a family of ducklings swim past the window then you are in for a treat.

Or perhaps you are thinking of watching the sun go down from the perfect vantage point on the towpath, glass of something in hand, nothing but the sound of crickets for company.

Waterfront Pubs

Cambridgeshire’s riverside pubs are a must in the spring and summer months.

It’s an absolute delight to moor at the bottom of a pub garden, order a cold beer and sit on the riverbank for an early drink, before returning to your narrowboat at bedtime.

It’s a tradition going back to the working canal boats of the 18th century and – really – is there anything more quintessentially-English?

Towpath picnics

Of course, one of the best things about a narrowboat holiday is that you have the complete freedom to choose how, where and when you take your meals.

If a pub lunch doesn’t sound appealing, then you can rustle up something delicious in the kitchen on your narrowboat. And if the day is just too lovely to spend inside, then pack up a picnic and wander off the beaten track to enjoy an afternoon in seclusion.

Cambridgeshire’s Rivers

The Great Ouse, Old West, River Cam and the Lodes etc are super tranquil routes through East Anglia. We are moored near to the iconic Cambridge City. 

However, we have a variety of choices when it comes to possible routes and we will always help you choose the best option. If you prefer a quieter getaway, we have several routes which would be perfect for you. Fancy an urban break?

If a particular route is important to you, please check River events in Cambridge  of our area which includes any river restrictions. There are also the river ouse on Facebook and the River Cam groups.

Included on your Narrowboat for spring and summer breaks:

  • Picnic basket with wine glasses and crockery
  • Picnic blanket and outdoor cushions
  • Deck chairs
  • Electric fan for comfortable evenings in your narrowboat
  • Domestic shower to wash off the heat of the day
  • Egyptian cotton bedding to keep you cool in your king-sized bed
  • Central heating and full kitchen.
how it works

Booking with us is easy

Simply click on the button below to hire Alouette today

Choose your boat

Choose between our stunning narrowboat and our brand new cruiser style boat.

Book with confidence

Choose your date and numbers of visitors and book your slot today.

Enjoy your stay

Enjoy an unforgettable experience and do not hesitate to ask Tim any questions.


Fantastic boat, a great set up for our family of four. Lovely and cosy, perfect for cruising in chilly February. Hosts were very friendly and welcoming.
Milla Yuna
Fantastic boat, a great set up for our family of four. Lovely and cosy, perfect for cruising in chilly February. Hosts were very friendly and welcoming.
Merry Riana
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