How much does it cost to rent a canal boat in the UK?

Hire boat prices vary depend on time of year and boat size but are probably between £350 to £450 per person per week. Hotelboat Holidays are usually all inclusive, fully catered and serviced, costing between £1,000 to £1,500 per person per week.

What do I need for a canal boat holiday?

Practical items
  1. Soft bags instead of hard suitcases (easier to store)
  2. Torch (for darkened towpath in the evenings)
  3. Hard wearing gloves (for working the locks)
  4. Mobile phone.
  5. Phone charger.
  6. Map book of the canal.
  7. Extra toilet roll.
  8. Camera.

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What do you wear to a canal?

No matter what the season, a windcheater or waterproof jacket is also a good idea in case there’s a sudden shower. Whatever the season, we would also suggest a warm sweater. In summer, you need swim wear, shorts and light clothing.

Can you drink water from a canal boat?

Yes, you can drink water on a narrowboat. This water will be taken from water points along the canal system (or from your marina) and stored in a water tank on your boat.

What should I take on a barge trip?

Suggested Items to Take on your Boat
  • Soft bags instead of suitcases!
  • Mobile phone and 12v or 240v charger.
  • Torch/es for darkened towpath in evening.
  • Trainers / non-slip, rubber-soled shoes.
  • Raincoat & Golfing Umbrella (just in case)
  • 2 or 3 Long-sleeved Tops (wind factor)
  • Jeans / Shorts / Comfortable Trousers.

What should I wear on a barge trip?

Slacks and a nice top for women and long pants with a collared tee shirt for men are fine. (No ties or dinner jackets required and they would probably feel out of place). Dress comfortably. Depending on your dress style and the weather, shorts, skirts or slacks are appropriate daytime attire for women.

What do you need on a narrow boat?

General Equipment
  1. A battery powered vacuum cleaner.
  2. Spare portable toilet and extra loo rolls (just in case)
  3. 2 x windlasses.
  4. 2 x lump hammers – one spare.
  5. 3 x mooring stakes – one spare.
  6. 3 x mooring chains – one spare.
  7. British Waterways key.
  8. Anchor, chain and ropes.

Are Narrowboats cold?

Dressing warm while on your narrowboat in winter almost goes without saying. However, being below deck when it’s nice and toasty can make you forget how cold it really is outside. If you’re facing the elements, you need to be properly kitted out.

Are boat parties cold?

The boats are heated. Whilst they all have outside areas, these are merely additional deck space/areas for you to enjoy the sights and breeze in your hair, or to have a cigarette. The PARTY happens inside, so cold weather or rain won’t affect your enjoyment, nor your hairdo!

What do you wear to a boat on the Thames party?

What to wear. Whatever you wear on a normal night out is fine for a boat party, but it is worth taking something warm as it standing up on deck can be a bit chilly late in the evening. We have cloakrooms on our boats, so you won’t have to carry your winter jacket around with you all evening.

What do men wear to a boat party at night?

Suitable outfits for men include suits, dress pants, and blazers, or chinos and jackets. Cocktail wear is just right for most nighttime yacht parties because it’s smart enough to make a good impression without being too formal for a yacht’s easy-breezy atmosphere.

Can you smoke on London party boats?

11.2 Smoking is not permitted inside the vessel. Smoking is permitted outside within a designated smoking area.

Can you wear sneakers on a boat?

Sneakers and boats don’t seem like they should mix, but sneakers aren’t really designed for treading across wet surfaces. So can you wear sneakers on a boat? The answer is yes, but not if you want to stay dry or avoid slipping while onboard.

Can you wear flip-flops on a boat?

Sandals and thongs (flip-flops, not the men’s bathing suit, eeewww) are great for boat wear, because they’re comfy and due to their open design, water drains immediately from around your feet.