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Things to Do On a Canalboat holiday

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Things to Do on a Canalboat Holiday

Imagine sitting together on the back deck of your canal boat, ice clinking in your G&T as you watch the sun go down over a stunning rural landscape.

In a moment or two, you may walk up the towpath to a canalside pub and feast on delicious plates of food.

Later, after an evening spent reminiscing over the day’s adventures, you’ll venture back down into the boat cabin to warm in front of the pot-bellied stove, before retreating to the king-sized bed.

For first timers, a lot of initial energy is always poured into perfecting the handling of the narrowboat. Whether you are steering or navigating, mooring up or operating locks, there is a lot to learn and new skills to master.

But after a while, you’ll begin to relax a little and that’s when the wind-down really starts, and the indulgence can begin…

(*The links are all activities/attractions within reach of our base at

Moor up and enjoy a towpath picnic.

Take a walk or jog off the beaten track.

Snuggle up under a blanket with a good book and freshly-brewed coffee.

Chat to fellow boaters as you move through the locks.

Bake. Then share the fruits of your labour with another crew moored nearby.

Write your memoirs whilst having breakfast on your deck.

Dress up and totter to a  bar for early evening drinks.

Moor outside a pub. Just because you can.

Visit the fudge kitchen in Cambridge .

Learn to knit.

Get educated about our rich fenland rivers heritage at  The Stretham Engine museum.

Wake to a view you’ve never seen before.

Go boutique shopping.

Meditate on the front deck.

Invent a new cocktail.

Paint a view.

Or photograph it and post your favourite to Instagram 

Sip wine at the foot of an English vineyard.

Watch a sunset from the best seat in the house.

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Testimonials

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
Client
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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