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"The stag do was fantastic thanks! We were very happy with the service and everything to do with the boat went very well. A great weekend was had by all. Honestly we can't think of anything to change. Thanks for your help organising it. Cheers. Chris"

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We know how important your dog is to you and your family and that is why we welcome pets at all of our canal boating holiday locations.

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Covid-19 (Coronavirus) Update

24th June 2020

We are delighted to announce that following yesterday's announcement we are now able to operate from the 4th July in England. Scotland's confirmed date is the 15th July

 


 

4th June 2020

We are working on the assumption that all holidays are possible from 4th July in line with the governments announcement.

Marinas are slowly beginning to reopen during June, getting the boats ready.

As below we can book you with a company that offers a guarantee to transfer or refund your holiday if Government advice prohibits you from taking the holiday, and they have implemented a series of changes to protect both you and their teams. Cleaning products have been switched to use detergents specifically tested against Covid-19.

Social distancing will be implemented where possible and using PPE to mitigate the risk where it is not. This includes limiting the number of people in the reception areas.

The welfare of our guests and our Teams is always our first priority. We are currently working extremely hard, so when you are able to visit us again, you can do this feeling assured that we have in place all the precautions to minimise the spread of Covid-19 and keep you and your loved ones safe.

 


 

13th May 2020

There is a small possibility that self catering holidays may be possible from June, with Hotels pubs, restaurants and other accommodation from July, but we can book you with a company that offers this Book with confidence Coronavirus guarantee:

If you are not able to go on your boating holiday due to Government Advice you will be able to:
Move your holiday to a later date with no amendment charge; or
Have a full no quibble refund if Government advice prohibits you from taking your holiday.

The claim guarantee window is between 28 days and 3 days prior to departure date and you can:
1) Transfer to another date in 2020 or 2021 (If the price of your new holiday is more than 10% higher than the original one you will need to pay the difference at the time of booking.
2) If you do not know your dates, we can transfer your money into a secure client account until you are ready to book.
3) Cancel your booking and receive a full refund (If Government advice prohibits you from taking your holiday).

Not all holidays on this website have this guarantee, so please email us with details of what you are looking for and we can provide a quote https://ukcanalboating.com/contact.html

Our Waterways remain a great option for those looking for time in the fresh air thats away from the hustle & bustle of crowded environments, or as places to visit whilst foreign holidays are restricted.

 


 

25th April 2020

To comply with government advice we are only taking bookings from 1st June 2020 onwards and all dates in 2021 are also available with some good early booking discounts.

Your holiday boat hire booking is direct with the owners of your selected boat and you should contact them by email if your booking is before 1st June regarding your options.

We are working on the assumption that holidays from 1st June are going ahead, and would ask guests travelling from June onwards not to contact us at this time.

If government guidelines still prohibit travel at the time of your holiday you should email your holiday provider direct who will explain the options available.

In the meantime you should pay any balances due when requested.

 


 

23rd March 2020

Following clarification from the Government yesterday (22nd March 2020), we do not feel we are able to continue to offer holidays at this time.

We are in the process of contacting all of our existing guests due to travel between 23rd March 2020 and the end of May 2020 offering a deferment until later in the year, or 2021.

The GOV.UK website contains the most up to date information https://www.gov.uk/government/topical-events/coronavirus-covid-19-uk-government-response

The GOV.UK website contains the most up to date information here