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Boating Holidays River Thames – 10% off for narrow boat hire & Boating Holidays on River Thames For bookings made now for October 2017 to April 2018

The sun is shining and the boating holiday season is now off peak so why not book a last minute boating holiday and save 10%? With there being less traffic on the River Thames, it really does feel like you’ve got the whole river to yourself. No queues at the locks, easy mooring with plenty of spaces and you save money too. Next year promises to be an exciting year and already bookings are coming in for narrow boat holidays and wide beam boat holidays. Our new addition of Widebeam boat Georgia as a self drive boating holiday to the fleet has proved to be very popular amongst our guests. Widebeams provide extra living space and are really like mini floating apartments but still easy to drive.

Widebeam Boat Georgia is 62ft by 12ft and can comfortably accommodate 6 persons in luxury and with the addition of the dinette, can accommodate up to a maximum of 8 persons. Our widebeam boat Geanna can accommodate up to a maximum of 11 people, ideal for larger parties or for smaller groups who enjoy luxury on the water. Both widebeam boats Georgia and Geanna are easy to drive and tuition is provided at the start of the holiday by a qualified RYA instructor. The 3 ensuite cabins on Geanna make this perfect self-catering accommodation in Henley-On-Thames for families or friends holidaying together. Why not book Boat Geanna for the Royal regatta or Henley Music festival?

Narrow boat holidays on the Thames make a welcome break from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Cruise at your own pace alomg some of the most picturesque stretches of the River Thames. This is great holiday for families wishing to spend time together, whether it’s a shortbreak holiday or weekend break or a week’s holiday boat hire.

As a special offer, we are offering 10% off all bookings made between now and 30th April 2018 for boat hire in October 2017 through to April 30th 2018. We are now taking bookings for November 2017. Please call us for further information or you can book direct online.

 

 

 

Dog Friendly Holidays UK – Narrowboat Holidays River Thames Henley-On-Thames Oxfordshire

Blog About A Dog!

We have always found we are unable to enjoy a holiday without our dog Toffee and so always seek pet friendly or dog friendly holidays in the UK

Therefore, it is our policy that dogs are welcome on all of our Boating Holidays on the River Thames and we do not charge for dogs either. It has always been a ‘bug- bear’ that having found the ‘perfect’ Pet Friendly Holiday accommodation, there is an additional charge to take our dog. We stayed at a Travel Lodge Hotel once and the dog cost more than the room rate!

So, to all our four legged friends, you are welcome free of charge on our Dog Friendly Holidays!

Another ‘bug-bear’ of mine, is that when you get to your accommodation, whether it’s a self catering cottage in the UK or Bed and Breakfast, the room that is allocated to us dog owners is usually not the same high standard as the other rooms which are reserved for humans only. Why is this?

Therefore, we have designed all our narrowboats to be of a high standard and instead of carpet on the floors (which can be difficult to maintain) the floors are made from laminate Kardean which is so easy to keep clean and looks fresh and modern. This helps reduce allergens as well.

So, how easy is it to take a dog on a Boating Holiday on the Thames? The answer is, all the dogs we’ve met on our boating holidays have thoroughly enjoyed the experience, even those dogs that were afraid of water. During the boat tuition and hand over, we give advice on how to manage ‘lively’ or nervous dogs whilst going through locks and mooring up, where all the humans may be occupied doing ropes etc. By the end of the first day, even the most nervous of dogs has settled in to the rhythm of cruising and settle down. Fortunately, our dog Toffee is very laid back and spends all his time sunbathing on the back deck.

The best part of a narrowboat holiday with your dog, is that there are numerous places for walkies. There are plenty of woodland areas and countryside galore that you and your dog can explore. Just moor up and go walkies. Many of the pubs and cafes at the locks are also dog friendly.

So, we hope to see many of our doggie guests on a boating holiday on the Thames this year. For more information about narrowboat holidays on the River Thames, click here.

Narrowboat holidays are for all the family and are increasingly popular, especially with the lovely summer weather we had last year. All the family can enjoy a river boat cruise and that includes the most important member of the family, your dog.

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Boating Holidays UK- Channel 4 Four-In-A-Bed Boat Geanna Episodes Shown (repeat)

On Sunday 10th March, ‘Four In A Bed’ Channel Four, featuring our hotel boat Geanna was shown. It is hard to believe that this was filmed nearly 3 years ago and the series has now been repeated at least twice in the UK and shown around the world!

It is hard to believe how far we’ve come since starting the business. The guests on the Channel Four TV programme ‘Four In A Bed’ were our very first guests which was filmed and initially shown on TV 3 years ago. It was incredibly nerve wracking to have our very first guests examine the cabins and scrutinise every detail. Needless to say, we had tremendous fun filming the programme and all the contestants were great people. Would we do it all again? Yes!!

Many people would never have considered a boating holiday on the River Thames and so we were delighted to welcome so many first time boaters. We are even more delighted in subsequent years to welcome back guests for a boating holiday on the Thames.

Right now we are extremely busy getting the boats ready for the spring and summer season. Narrow boat Gina has had a complete ‘makeover’ with brand new panelling. beams and a complete fresh look. Boat geanna has had a thorough spring clean and is now sparkling, ready for her guests.

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We have had many bookings this year for boat Geanna and for Boat Gina and we still have availability. Boating holidays in the UK and canal boat holidays in the UK are an ideal way to perhaps celebrate a 40th birthday party, or a 60th birthday party. This year, several rowing teams have booked Boat Geanna and Boat Gina to accommodate the rowing teams competing in the Royal Henley Regatta this year.

We are thrilled to be working in conjunction with HRA Henley Rowing Association and hope many of our guests will take up the opportuinty of enjoying a day’s rowing experience on the River Thames.