Mini-breaks on unique canal boats

Helping you find time for each other

Special occasions

Celebrating something special?
This is no ordinary holiday.


Follow our sample
itineraries or design your own.

New to narrowboating

Fear not!
All training is included.


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What they say

Our guests tell you
what made their holidays unique.

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Too busy for adventure?

We offer luxury canal boat hire to busy couples looking to find time for each other. 

A Boutique Narrowboat adventure includes all the elements of a romantic mini-break – magnificent beds, rainfall showers, design-forward interiors – whilst offering a quirkly alternative to holiday cottages.

We will offer as much help as you need to wave you on your way, from teaching you how to operate a narrowboat to suggesting itineraries such as cruising through the famous Foxton Locks or exploring 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. 

Choose your boat

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.

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Day boats for hire

We are lucky enough to have four day boats for hire at Union Wharf marina, which is brilliant news for those wanting to try things out before committing to a holiday narrowboat. These are bona Read more…

Special occasions

The Boutique Narrowboats are often booked for all sorts of special occasions – anniversary surprises, birthday weekends and even the odd minimoon. How lovely! What better way to celebrate a special occasion, than with a Read more…

Canal boat hire

Canal boat hire is increasingly popular with a younger age group. In the last few years, we’ve noticed more and more couples under 40 who are interested in learning how to drive a narrowboat and Read more…