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This section lists the companies that provide family boating holidays along with a summary of what they offer. If you need more details, please click on the links to visit the company website or request their brochure.

Companies Listed

Hoseasons Boats, Le Boat.

Hoseasons Boats

Hoseasons boating holidays in the UK and Europe are a fantastic way for a family to spend a holiday and see some of the countryside from a different perspective. Something about navigating by boat slows down the pace of life, providing instant relaxation and escape away from the stresses and strains of everyday life. We provide a huge range of boating holidays in the UK and Europe - there is a great choice of boats from narrowboats to cruisers. The network of rivers and canals lets you see the countryside as you have never seen it before, and you can moor for the night right on a quiet riverbank, or in the centre of a town or city, just a few yards from welcoming inns and restaurants.


Britain: Cambridgeshire Waterways, Cheshire Ring, Forth & Clyde and Union Canals, Kennet & Avon Canal, Heart of England Canals, Llangollen Canal, Norfolk Broads, Oxford & Grand Union Canal, River Thames & River Wey, Scotland Lochs, Yorkshire's waterways.

  Europe: Belgium, France, Italy, Germany, Ireland.
Boats Self-drive hire cruiser, traditional narrowboat or houseboats..

The Hoseasons website provides detailed descriptions and layout plans of the boats. All boats have at least one shower and flush toilet together with handbasins and hot and cold running water. Kitchens are equipped with all you need. You'll find a gas or electric cooker and oven, (many boats also have microwaves); a gas or electric refrigerator (sometimes two) plus ample pots, pans, crockery and cutlery. Some boats have 240-volt electricity systems. A television is generally supplied. On board heating is provided, should you need it, and there is plenty of storage space.

Activities Boating, walking, fishing, bird watching, cycling, exploring.
Childcare None.
Minimum Age None.
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Le Boat

Le Boat provides self-drive boating holidays to the waterways of Europe. A break on the waterways combines relaxation with activities ashore and guarantees every day of your holiday brings something different. Everyone can lend a hand onboard. Whether it’s learning how to moor up on the banks of the canal for a picnic, or helping steer the boat through one of the locks along the way – there’ll be something for all the family to take part in. Once off the boat, you’ll be able to explore magical castles, enchanted forests, ride the white horses of the Camargue and cycle along the towpaths. All of the boats are modern, well equipped and easy to handle providing you with a ‘home from home’ to ensure you have a great holiday.

Destinations England: Norfolk Broads, The Thames.
France: Canal du Midi, Camargue, Aquitaine, River Lot, Brittany, Charente, Burgundy Franche Comte, Burgundy Canal du Nivernais, Loire Valley, Alsace .
Germany: Brandenburg, Mecklenburg.
Holland: Amsterdam - Strand Horst/Sneek.
Ireland: River Erne, River Shannon.
Italy: Brenta River, Venice Lagoon.
Scotland: Caledonian Canal.
Boats The galleys are fully equipped and include a gas hob, oven and refrigerator. Some boats have cabins with en-suite bathrooms and every boat has ducted warm air heating. Many of the boats have a second steering position and outdoor dining area on deck
Activities Boating, canoeing, cycling, fishing, horse riding, swimming, golf and walking.
Bicycles can be hired from your starting base.
Childcare None.
Minimum Age None.
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