Frequently Asked Questions  
      How much experience do I need?
Previous experience is not essential, you will find our
boats very easy to steer and control. Our Turn-round staff, will spend adequate time with you to ensure that you feel safe and confident.
    Can I bring a young family?
Yes of course. Facilities for children include: Safe, high sided back decks on many boats. Buoyancy aids for children which are recommended to be worn whenever children are out on deck. Cot sides are available .
    Do I need a steerers license?
No form of steerer's licence is required for boats carrying up to 12 people.
    Can I bring a pet?
One well behaved family pet is welcome on all our boats. There is a charge for additional animals. We do also make a charge for extra cleaning or damage caused by pets.
     Where can we stop at night?
On the canals moorings are free and the choice is yours. There are many 'designated' moorings provided with tying rings and bollards in the more "civilised" spots like village wharfs and canal side pubs. If you prefer solitude then you are free to tie up at any point along the towpath provided you are not a hazard to passing boats.
   Do I need to bring groceries?
As you wish. We can supply an order form if requested. Return it one week before your start date and your order will be awaiting you on the day. Alternatively, bring your own groceries or call in at one or other of the nearby Supermarkets on your way through Daventry or Rugby.
Are there any extra costs?
       Are there any extra costs?
The hire charge shown on our price list includes VAT and covers all you will need to keep the boat running. On most boats a small nonreturnable damage waiver is charged based upon boat capacity, and this is included in your final invoice.
  Are towels  provided?
If you are coming from abroad we do provide towels.
   ●  Where can we go?
The choice is from 1700 miles of canals and rivers. Our boats are licensed to cruise over almost all of these waterways. In a few cases where you need an additional licence, we will be happy to advise on requirements and cost. Cruise planning is made easy by the excellent range of Cruising Guides and Route Planners available by mail order from our office. Please feel free to phone for advice at any time.