Canal Boating Holidays - Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Narrowboat Holiday Hire - Canal Barge Holidays
Norfolk Broads Cruiser Boat Hire
Frequently Asked Questions:
Can I take my pet on the boat?
Can I take pets on my narrowboat holiday? - Well behaved
domestic pets are welcome by many boat hire companies but check with your chosen
operator to confirm that they accept pets on their boat.
Please let the hire
company know your pet's details prior to booking. A small charge and conditions
may be applicable.
Hotel boats generally do not accept pets.
We recommend that you obtain and use a flotation jacket for your dog, at least
until it is used to getting on and off the boat and being around locks!
Where can we stop overnight?
Where can we moor up overnight? Overnight mooring on the UK canals. You can
stop overnight virtually anywhere along the towpath side of the canal without
charge. You must however avoid mooring up for any length of time within 50 metres
of a lock, other obstacle or designated place to allow other boats to pass by.
On most other waterways, there will be clearly marked places where you can moor
overnight or for an extended period during the day. On some rivers there may
be a small mooring charge in places. Do not run your engine when moored up between
20.00 and 08.00 whithin the hearing of dwelling houses or other moored boats.
What Does A Canal Lock Do?
Generally locks are not difficult to operate, but they do require a degree
of physical fitness and manual dexterity and effort. You will soon become proficient
in locking with a little practice.
Do I Need A Fishing Licence?
Fishing on a boating holiday - A National Rod Licence is a statutory requirement
for anglers 12 years or over, who wishes to go fishing in England and Wales.
This can be purchased from any post office. In Scotland and Ireland there is
no licensing system. You may need a fishing permit (sometimes referred to as
a day ticket) which allows you to fish a particular stretch of water or waters
and is issued by fishery owners, clubs, etc. The England and Wales coarse fishing
closed season is from 15 March to 15 June and applies to all rivers and streams
in England & Wales,
including the Norfolk Broads, but does not apply to most still waters and canals
except a few feeder canals like the Kennet & Avon canal. For more information
you should check with the hire boat company or the regional Fisheries Officer
on 0845 9333 111.
in the hire price?
How far can we travel?
Do I need any kind of driving licence?
do I find a suitable boating holiday?
What happens when I reserve a boat?
What types of canal boat holidays are there?
What's a canal boating holiday
Do I need any experience?
What should we take with us?