Coronavirus update – 11 May 2020
Further to yesterday’s government announcement, Union Wharf Marina remains closed for the time being.
The marina office is not open to visitors and so if you would like to contact us, we would prefer you to email.
Reopening & booking
We are taking bookings as normal but we don’t yet have a date when we are able to reopen for business. Therefore, if you wish to book a holiday within the next eight weeks, please reserve through the booking calendar as normal, but don’t pay at the end (the final screen.)
Once we are confident that we can operate again, we will contact you to arrange for payment in full.
We are working on a process to ensure that the boats are handed over with minimal input from the trainers. We will do this using a combination of online courses and written manuals. While not ideal, this method of training will hopefully ensure that we can protect customers and staff as social distancing continues.
If you book a Boutique Narrowboat from now on, we will ask you to complete this preparatory work before you arrive, even if you are experienced. We will keep in touch by email as we develop this process.
Sharon and Aaran
Luxury canal boat hire
Boutique Narrowboats is a new luxury canal boat hire business in Leicestershire and Northamptonshire. Our aim is to provide exclusive five star narrowboats on the Grand Union Canal Leicester Line, from where you can cruise through the famous Foxton Locks or explore the Wistow Rural Centre & Maze.
With unique interiors, modern tech and well-placed antiques, we hope you will experience our beautiful waterways in boutique hotel style.
Luxury canal boat hire for honeymoons, anniversaries and birthdays
Many who choose a luxury Boutique Narrowboat holiday are celebrating a special event. Our barge mini breaks make an idyllic retreat for couples marking a milestone birthday or celebrating a special anniversary. We also welcome those who are looking for a UK honeymoon with a difference, where romance and seclusion are important, as well as a sense of adventure.
Full training is given on your first afternoon aboard, so no previous experience is necessary and you don’t require a special licence.
Find out more
If you’d like to stay on board a Boutique Narrowboat, then you can check availability and book online very easily via our website.
By all means call or email us to discuss your requirements and we will do our best to help.
Happy boating! Sharon and Aaran