Do I Need travel insurance ?
Please take out Travel insurance as soon as you book, even if you regard this as “just a UK trip” – why would I need it? Our terms and conditions state that you will lose your deposit if you cancel. If you cancel within 6 weeks of your trip, with your balance paid you will lose the full amount.
What should I bring on board ?
- Try to bring soft bags rather than suitcases as they are easier to store.
- Sunglasses and sun cream, especially for little ones.
- Rubber soled or nonslip shoes or trainers are a must.
- Some games or cards for that special Family Time.
- A camera or binoculars for those wildlife surprises.
- Food and Snacks
- We can also supply life jackets and pet buoyancy aids if requested.
Is there parking for my car ?
Yes each boat has two parking spaces allocated, a member of staff will advise where to park.
Is it diffcult to steer a boat ?
When you come along we make sure you get some practice at steering before we let you loose. It’s tiller steering, takes a little getting used to, but it’s not diffcult.
Is the speed limit really 4mph ?
Yes. You need to get used to the idea that you can enjoy life by going relatively slowly. 4 mph is a comfortable walking pace, so someone on the bank can keep up with you. The speed is set to minimize damage to canal banks, and disturbance to the whole host of wildlife that the canal is home to. And lets face it with the speed we all live our lives these days it has to be good just to slow down. Please remember to slow down to tick over when passing moored boats.
How do I choose which boat ?
We have details of all the boats on our website, with photos to give you an idea of what they are like. Give yourself as much space as you can, it is nice not to have to make beds up every night, although that is less relevant for a weekend, and much more important if you are talking about a fortnight. If you would like some advice please email or phone and we are happy to talk through the possibilities.
Is there internet on board ?
No, reception around the system varies. Your smart phone may well offer a good data connection. Many pubs offer free Wifi these days, or just tell them at work that you can’t be reached, and enjoy turning off the technology!
CAN WE BRING OUR PET ?
Yes, of course